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An American standard, BBC APA is a full bodied and heavily hopped American Ale. It is copper in color and brewed with a blend of pale and crystal malts, balancing the citrus and pine flavors from large doses of American and English hops to create a very drinkable, hoppy ale. BBC APA is a hophead’s dream!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Caramel-amber with fair, creamy, tan head / Mild, lightly skunky and earthy nose of cream, caramel, and citrus / Medium body, a touch watery and genuinely soapy, low fruit but with good balance and bitter finish / Modest flavors of caramel, dry hops, grapefruit, and soap / Somebody was sleep-walking through this batch.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Cloudy amber color. Fresh hops and slightly bread nose. Earthy hops with citrus. Bready in the middle. Malt on the finish with bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ejf063 (3) - geneva, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
Weak aroma with a beautiful cloudy orange/light brown color. Taste is good with slight bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth. Little head and lacing. Good beer great value

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pours a murky amber with little head. Aroma is barley, floral notes, and copper. Taste is metallic, bitter, lightly sweet and subpar.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 this is not a hophead dream. It is a sadistic fuckheads dream. Shit this is worthless, aspirin tasting shitty malts. I’m thinking this beer is way past its prime. No hop aroma or flavor at all. Malts tasted very stale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Clear medium amber, head coating, tiny dots of lace. Decent American Ale, with all that implies: caramel malt and mild hops share the ride straight through the finish. A little carbonation completes the taste. Nothing wrong here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt and floral citrusy hops aroma. Hazy golden amber with a ginormous soapy off-white head, which took forever to recede. Sediment suspended throughout. Light malt and piney citrus hops. Medium body, slightly dry finish. Very hops forward. Personally, I would have enjoyed it more with some additional malt to balance the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
This has a nice level of hoppiness to it all around, both in aroma and in taste. Pours amber with a moderate head, it has the crispness of some good APAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/5/09. Bottle received from bamadog in a recent trade (BA). Huge thanks! Pours a very dark copper color with a good inch’s worth of ivory head on top. Decent retention, left tons of sticky lace all over the glass. Dull earthy scents come out, along with some roasted pale malts. Full-bodied PA here. Carbonation level is moderate, this beer goes down thick. Dull bitter hops right away. Some mild char on the finish. Sweet balance is lacking a bit. As the site proclaims, this really is a hophead’s dream. Plenty bitter without all the citrus presence. This is straight up hops. I like it. Thanks, Rich, for the awesome opportunity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draft. Dark amber pour with a tiny off white head. Citrus scent.Taste is same with a hint of bread.


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