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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.79%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of floral pine, caramel biscuit. And someone wrote "morning breath" in my notebook, but it’s not my handwriting, so I won’t count it in the score. Taste is very bitter caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14166) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Amber color with a smallish off-white head. Nice aromas of roasted caramel and fruit. Medium body with light, creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly roasted malt with some fruity bitter. It’s not a harsh bitter. With a little less ABV it might do as an ESB. Pretty good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Draft at St. Matthews brewpub. Poured hazy dark amber color with medium off-white fizzy head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2005 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Clear amber color wth creamy white head. Aroma was medium hoppy with light malt tone. Flavor was good complex hoppy tone with long finish. Refreshing and drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2002
Deep amber body, nice head. Pine-grapefruit aroma. Strong bitter body with strong pine aftertaste. Serious beer, not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 (Bottle) Pours an golden amber body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, and some vomit. Flavor of pine, grass, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a thin white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is mild citrus hops. Taste is dry citrus hops with some bitterness, secondary medium malt-slight caramel. Some seltzer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Draught at brewpub. Pours cloudy, murky light brown sugar to hay in color, with a small foamy white head. Very fragrant floral citrus hop aroma, slight caramel malt nose. Heavily bitter and acidic hoppy citrus rind flavor with a caramel malt body. Medium bodied and slightly dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wineshop Downtown Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing on the poor side. Sticky and toffeeish aroma with earthy citrus malt notes. Taste is bitter hops with earthy malt notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
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.

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