Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a fine beer! Very tasty. The aroma seemed to indicate a sourness, but there was little of that to the flavor. The color is darker than one would expect from a Pale Ale, and the taste is livlier. It made for an enjoyable drinking experience.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice offering from BBC. One of their better beers. Medium hopped, bitter. Nice flavor and body. Good.
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium copper color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and spicy. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are very pronounced, a touch sweet and fruity. But the hops dominate, grapefruity, piney, spicy and bitter. Way over balanced to the hops. Almost made me think it was a west coast APA. Tasty, interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 Re-rate:working my way through the sixer(exp,may03),I realized this beer has absolutely,no balance.Will NEVER buy again. Dark oarnge,light brown,ale. Good head that lasts,and is creamy. Aroma is big,herbal,smelling hops and is grainy as well.Mouthfeel is dry/bitter and it is medium bodied. Grainy malt flavors are stomped by the hops.Finish is astrigent and highly bitter.Not the same beer I tasted last year.Fresh bottle.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This refreshing copper-colored APA is assertively hoppy in both flavor, bitterness and finish. This was the highest ranked beer I tasted at the BBC brewery.
sloth (2488) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan head.Short lived, some lacing.Malty nose.Hazy orange/copper color.Grainy flavors. Some astrigency in the finish.Gotta stop bying sixers.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wooo! Hoperific! Nice lacing on top. Pretty darn good! Great bite!
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. This APA was much better than I was expecting. A great example of a microbrew APA, this is exactly how I would make it! Thick head over a dark amber body. Nice bittering effect and good finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Brick in DC. Hoppy APA! Some malt touches with a bit of sweetness but all in all unbalanced. Still good, mind you, but out of whack a bit.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2003 Wow - I'm drinkin' a pine tree - those hops jumped out an bit the top of my tongue! Body is medium thickness, are there malts in there? we may never know. The finish lingers and becomse sweeter and dry, then you want another sip. Great for a hop fix, but lacks balance.