drpimento (3568) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Wow, this was really good on the nitro draft. Served with a thick creamy off white head and lots of lace. Color was a clear medium amber. Aroma was malt, roasty, toffee, and hoppy. Flavor was excellent and perfectly balanced for the style malt to hop and like aroma. Killer body and carbonation. The bitter to sweet ration leaned ever so slightly sweet and left me wishing I could get this when I got home. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a stemmed glass.
The color is a cloudy, deep orange with two to three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing.
The smell is funky with a nice bitter hop flavor. Some citrus flavors come right out with a nice grapefruit and orange flavor. A slight tangerine is present as well.
The taste is pretty orange at first, sweet up from with a nice bitterness on the back of the tongue. It has a bit of a good IPA, resin flavor that it pretty interesting.
The feel is pretty smooth, goes down well with a nice medium body. It is a bitter SOB but is a really enjoyable IPA.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 5, 2012
This is what an IPA should taste like. Nice aroma, not overpowering. Lovely dry taste with a great IPA finish that isnít so hoppy and dry that is sucks the moisture out of your mouth anthlovesbeer (67) - north grafton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2008
A very drinkable IPA. A well balanced hop and citrus flavor is very enjoyable. A great IPA to enjoy at room temperature. Try it! davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2012
22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Best by date of 06/19/12. Probably not the freshest of IPAís, but it is in the english style.
A - Nice and clear dark amber body. Soapy three finger high white head. Awesome lacing and retention.
S - Tons of sweet malts. Honey, biscuity crackers, and some piney and grassy hops. Extremely malt forward and inviting.
T - More of the malt heaviness. Starts off with some lightly bitter and spicy floral hops and ends on a sweet honey and biscuit note. Really delicious and highly drinkable.
M - Creamy and medium bodied. Carbonation is about spot on for me.
O - A great english style IPA. Iím glad to have BBC so close to me, Iíve had this super fresh from the brewery, a few weeks old on tap, and a few months old from the bottle. Its always a damn delicious beer.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Slightly hazy ochre. Sticky, caulk like cream head. Minimal carbonation. Grapefruit hops, peaches, grapes and pine in the aroma with wisps of sugar. Bracing, bold and hoppy with loads of English, earthy hops and a touch of grapefruit. Bitter and thick with a lasting aftertaste. Wisp of butterscotch as well. Licorice and pine sap smack your palate now and then in the middle. Medium thick body. Light Crystal sweetness. Peachy fruit aspect builds as it warms. Finishes firmly fruity, with notable pine notes and a sugared flower aspect and kick of alcohol. Great effort. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Cloudy copper color with a thick white head. Sweet apricot floral aroma. Taste was a nice hoppy bitter, full bodied and creamy smooth. A better rendition of an East Coast IPA. kane (111) - USA - JAN 13, 2005
Excellent beer. A woodsy citrus aroma, hazy amber color. Traditional east coast IPA taste, good body and well balanced. boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2006
Iíve been a BBC fan for a long time, and this one doesnít disappoint. Their beers always taste very fresh to me. This was from a 22 oz bottle I picked up at the local package store. Poured a hazy, somewhat murky, orange-tan. Lots of suspended yeast. Generous aromatic and bitter head. Citrusy and grassy aroma that makes me wonder if theyíre using Cascade hops in this. Flavor was surprising-- thereís at least one other non-Cascade hop in there for a nicely-rounded bitterness. Not too malty, and thereís a bit of a tea flavor going too. This is a great, drinkable beer. Iíll definitely be picking up a keg for my next party. JawVer (39) - - JUL 15, 2012
Draft pours copper. Good flavor and aroma without being overpowering-very drinkable IPA.