BBC American Pale Ale | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.79%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

55.2 IBU

Added by UncleJimbo on 07-30-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
165
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another day, another bottle out of the backlog. I kid you not when I tell you that I will feel an incredible bit of relief and accomplishment when this all ends, although not any time soon.

From the bottle: "Hoppy, Full-Bodied American Pale Ale"; "Kentucky Proud".

After Pop!ping the cap, I began a gentle pour that started foaming as soon as I started. I wound up with two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity & amber highlights. Nose smelled strongly of pine hops and an earthiness from the malts. Mouthfeel was medium, but clearly highly carbonated. The taste was really resinous with pine and while it was sort of unbalanced in terms of its hops to malts ratio, it was tasty. I have had other unbalanced APAs and AIPAs that were much too bitter as a result, but this imparted a cool mintiness on the tongue and in the mouth that made it quite drinkable. Finish was cool and dry, almost like I had been using it for mouthwash. I was really digging the cool mintiness throughout.

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Photo of Rezknello
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbuzz
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. This beer, despite no agitation, exploded out of the bottle, settling with a tan/beige color and a 2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some hops. Taste is hops, citrus, malts, a bit herbal. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of barczar
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is initially skunky, then floral and toasted malt dominant. Cannabis, resin, and light catty notes surface.

Flavor is very herbal, then harshly bitter, lingering into the finish. There's a hint of citrus, but it's quickly overwhelmed by the herbal, earthy bitterness. Malt is fairly toasty and nutty. Too harsh for my liking. The late minerally character doesn't help.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ESchweers
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent pale ale with tons of juicy orange citrus hops and bready malt character.

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3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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BBC American Pale Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.71 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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