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Official Review (Issue 47)

Official Review

Judging Process
Our reviews are conducted in a single-blind tasting format. This method provides the best opportunity to rely on facts and to avoid favoritism, insuring a level playing field for all brewers. It serves both the industry and the consumer to have unbiased and objective scores from qualified experts. To best implement this approach, the Judges Review is open to those with established experience as a Master Cicerone® from the Cicerone® Certification Program or as a judge that has accomplished the rank of National or higher from the Beer Judge Certification Program. In the single-blind tasting format, judges are presented with a chilled, properly poured beer and given its style category. Scoring is then done on the following basis using a 100-point scale:

Score Breakdown:
100 to 96: World Class 
 You need this beer in your life.
95 to 91: Exceptional  Don’t hesitate.
90 to 86: Very Good  A brew to savor.
85 to 75: Average – Somewhat unimpressive.
74 and below: Not Recommended  Just walk away.


World Class (100 to 96)


 

98
Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Batch Blend #1
Pontoon Brewing

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97
Situational Ethics - Apple Brandy
Monday Night Brewing

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96
Caramel Cake Stout
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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Exceptional (95 to 91)


95
Good Omen
Reformation Brewery

 

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93

Stand By IPA
Pontoon Brewing

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93

Hawley Hefeweizen
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

 

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92

Fight Milk
Pontoon Brewing

 

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92

Three Harvest
Wild Leap Brew Co.

 

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92

Westland Whiskey Barrel Aged Metamorphic Flanders Style Red w/Raspberry and Cherry​
Bozeman Brewing Co.

 

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91

Big Dippa
Reformation Brewery

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91

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. X
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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91

Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Batch #1: Hawaiian Brownie
Pontoon Brewing

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91

Shaka Berry Pastry Stout
Coronado Brewing Co.

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91

Year of the Rat
Reformation Brewery

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Very Good (90 to 86)


90

Hydra's Haze
Heavy Seas Beer

 

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90

Superfluid
Short's Brewing Co.

 

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90

Stargazer Black IPA
Land-Grant Brewing Co.

 

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90

Fredersdorfer
Seedstock Brewery

 

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90

Honorary Girl Scout: Samo'nut Cookie
Pontoon Brewing

 

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89

Island Mango Twist
Garage Brewing Co.

 

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89

Truck Chaser Strawberry Eclair
Wild Leap Brew Co.

 

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88

Vieux Boiz 3 Year Blend #2
Bozeman Brewing Co.

 

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88

Strawberry Rye
Crying Eagle Brewing Co.

 

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88

Whiskey Hour
Pontoon Brewing

 

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87

Como Te Llamas
Monday Night Brewing

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86

Sour Flower
Pontoon Brewing

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86

Milky Way Galaxy
Pontoon Brewing

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86

Situational Ethics - Maple Cognac
Monday Night Brewing

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Average (85 to 75)


 

 

85

Vacanza Coconut Creme Pie
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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85

Ramblin' Rubus
Revelry Brewing Co.

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84

Real Vanilla Cream Ale
Garage Brewing Co.

 

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82

Situational Ethics - Mezcal
Monday Night Brewing

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