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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed during the 2nd week of the NFL season on a rainy Sunday afternoon. This was bottled on Aug ’10 and consumed on Sept ’11, so I hope it’s still ’good’. Appearance a very very cloudy dark gold with a very frothy white head, possibly the most head out of a pale ale I’ve seen yet. Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, almost a little too citrusy but it’s still nice, a bit sweet as well. Taste also pretty hoppy for a pale ale, dominated by the more citrusy hops. Medium body, above average bitterness for the style, carbonation I’d say is somewhere between average and above average. As it warms there’s a apricot flavor that comes through as well. To be honest I’m pretty happy with this one, good stuff. Above average pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1633) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at 3rd & Main brewpub. Pours deep golden with small white head. Some lacing, medium carbonation, and sticky texture. Taste is complex hops.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GandGKevin (919) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Not very much going on in the way of aromas. Pours tea colored with a small head. Flavors of tea and citrus. Overall an average pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts n floral hops. Flavor of caramel malt, bready malt, and floral notes. Tasty and drinkable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (580) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Aroma is a weak floral hop. Taste is earthy hops with a hint of citrus malt and a bitter bite. Overall a decent pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy pale copper with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and hops. Taste is malt, citrus and hops. Some bitterness at the finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2010) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Rerate - 12oz bottle - caramel and grapefruit. Bitter with a slight burn. Boy I used to hate hoppy beers. bottle in a pint glass - pours hazy orange/red with lots of white foam. Aroma is chocolate and hops. bitter. lingering bitterness. hoppy beer meets hoppy brewer. why do I keep trying these hoppy grossnesses. 6/3/5/2/6 -2.2.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pours reddish copper with a massive off-white head and a bready pine aroma. There is a satisfying pale malt flavor with a bitter citrus finish. The malt is tasty but the hopping a a bit harsh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quietude (12) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2011
On tap at the St. Matthews location. Poured a deep copper color with a light tan head that faded quickly. Very hoppy, with citrusy notes. Paired well with my meal, but would be just as good on its own.


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