DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Nice deep amber body under an ample rocky off-white head. Ample carbonation, nice lacing. Dusty, wet peat aroma. Roasted caramel malt start with a bitter hop finish. The hops have a stale taste to them, while the middle has some cardboard notes. Mine says it's best before 09/03, possibly explaining the unfresh flavors. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Clear light crimson orange in color with a bubbly thickly puffed off-white head about a finger high, substains on top for a good while barely noticed how it got down a thick haze, which stayed present the whole glass and sticky lace in various stringy thicknesses. Nice smell of dry hop leafs lending a good woody dry pineyness, quite dry like kindling with a nice toasty malt backing and some dulled sweetness as well. Taste has a nice smooth, easy soft malted front, middle constitutes the dry hop profile with a nice drying leafy/woodyness and a clean bittering bite thats a touch piney but mostly dry and woody all the way into the finish where it finishes with lingering dryness and some toasted malty grains left on the palate. Has a little touch of burntness to its backing as well near the finish. Medium body feel with a pretty solid carbonation thats a bit harsh, like my pales a bit smoother then this, but this isn't bad at all, a decent pale all around. belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Not too much aroma, good hop flavor throughout. Not quite as big as I expected. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Clean and crisp. Yelllowish orange, with a small white head. Hops dominate, but a little malt, solidly in the back ground. Thin bodied, which seems to be a positive in this beer. Very nice. hotstuff (5140) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
I go from one of my favorite beer styles to one of my least favorite beer styles. This one poured a small sized tan rocky head with fine-small sized bubbles. The body of this beer was cloudy with carbonation observed and a copper hue. The nose was malty and hoppy and the flavor was very, very bitter and it left a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel was very tingly, medium bodied and a dry texture. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.
thedm (6143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting very light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a transparent softly carbonated light brown colored body behind. The aroma is kind of flowerey mixed with dough. The mouthfeel is very biting, bitter and full of hop flavor. A strong APA for those that like them. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Not a bad Pale Ale. Tasted a little bitter (hoppy) and reminded me more of an IPA. Decent body and character. Not a bad beer for someone who wants something with taste. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Bottled. This was a surprise. Good APA. Nice solid hop bite along the west coast flavor. Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Tonight we had a few beers and some food at BBC, beer was bland lacking flavour, cardboard, moth balls, and malty . Food was like frozen Mrs. Paul's fish. Bar and restaurant were not clean, from the front windows to the tables. Beer is much better in bottles, stay away from BBC they have hit rock bottom. their Pale Ale in bottles is pretty good otherwise their beer is a drain pour , its no wonder so many people take the trip to New Albany Indiana for good beer, drain pour the BBC and go to Richos for some good beer (3.8 rating for bottled BBC APA)the one from the tap is just plain disgusting ! Strykzone (7302) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2003
What a fine beer! Very tasty. The aroma seemed to indicate a sourness, but there was little of that to the flavor. The color is darker than one would expect from a Pale Ale, and the taste is livlier. It made for an enjoyable drinking experience.