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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 hopheadís dream!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2006
For starters... this is my daily drinker. If iím buying a basic beer to drink and not really think about... i probally knock out 2 six-packs of this weekly. Not to mention that we have this on tap at the restaurant i work at... so itís my nightly shift beer as well... Hence why i never got around to rating this.Pours medium golden with full frothy head. Aroma is blooming w/ hops. Honestly this beer is probaly a bit overly bitter... but iíve grown a bit used to it. Hoppiness lingers in the mouth and begs me to drink more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 This beer fits the profile of an APA very well, which is a good thing in my book. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a light bronze color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is sweet and has a strong citrus fruitiness. The flavor is moderately sweet an nutty with strong fruity hops - citrus and pine most noticeably. There is a dryer floral hop finish. A nice APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
A very nice APA with good a good hop bite. Fresh on draught, it was very refreshing and flavourful. I could drink this all night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/16/1998
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

copper, wispy head, strong fresh aroma, rich hop flavor, slightly sour, good dose of bitterness with a long finish, otherwise one dimensional
-------- /> Date: 04/28/2005
Source: brewpub
Score: ii to iii

dark amber, thin white head, velvet smooth body,solid hop flavor on a slightly sweet carmel malt bace, touch of citrus, nice long bitter finish, after the cask the c02 version appears lighter, still more body but the sweetness of the first round takes a long time to start to appear, cask is supperior
-------- /> Date: 04/28/2005
Mode: cask
Source: brewpub

slight haze, huge cask head, light citrus hop aroma, rich cream body, light hop flavor but a long bitter finish, the cask mellows it into a fine esb

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2007
On tap at the Cincinnati airport terminal--This pale ale was enjoyed at "Americaís Most Convenient Getaway" and boy, were they right. A copper-bronze body with a medium off-white head. Thick top-to-bottom lacing. Malty and hoppy nose. Bitter and well-balanced. Surprisingly enjoyable considering where we got it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 On cask at Flanganís Old Ale House, Louisville, Kentucky. Poured dark copper with a thin tan head. Nose was fruity. Flavor had fruit notes, almost cider-like. Soft mouthfeel and refreshing finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber with thinner off-white head. Aroma is fruity grapefruit and clementines. Flavor is very similar big citrus fruits with bug bitter bite backend and some supporting roles of grass and maybe a touch of lighter pine. Really awesome!

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 í10 and consumed on Sept í11, so I hope itís still ígoodí. Appearance a very very cloudy dark gold with a very frothy white head, possibly the most head out of a pale ale Iíve seen yet. Aroma is heavy on the citrus hops, almost a little too citrusy but itís 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 Iíd say is somewhere between average and above average. As it warms thereís a apricot flavor that comes through as well. To be honest Iím pretty happy with this one, good stuff. Above average pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12oz bottle from Chuckís poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy orange with 2 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma is heavily citrus hops. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine and citrus with some nice grapefruit. Light bodied with a thin texture. Flat carbonation but a long bitter finish. Overall, very good. Something I would like to drink again.

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 inchís 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 hopheadís dream. Plenty bitter without all the citrus presence. This is straight up hops. I like it. Thanks, Rich, for the awesome opportunity.


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