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Official Review (Issue 50)

Official Review (Issue 50)

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)


97
Barrel Aged Imperial Korova
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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96
Puff Puff Pastry Stout
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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Exceptional (95 to 91)


95
Advanced Fluid Dynamics: Sultana
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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95
Past & Future
Odd Breed Wild Ales

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95
American AF
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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94
pFriem Japanese Lager
pFriem Family Brewers

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94
Fermata
Olde Mother Brewing Co.

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94
Particles
Definitive Brewing Co.

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94
Contee
Definitive Brewing Co.

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93
Evil Haze Factory
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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93
Squib Cakes
Odd Breed Wild Ales

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93
Vlad the Imp Aler
Cascade Brewing

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93
pFriem Golden IPA
pFriem Family Brewers

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93
Jammy Pale
pFriem Family Brewers

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93
Reuben's Crush Series: Crush Cancer
Reuben's Brews

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93
St. Feuillien Quadrupel
Brasserie St-Feuillien

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92
Pulp Theory Hazy IPA
Odell Brewing Co.

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92
Gnarly Barley Stout
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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92
Not My King
13 Stripes Brewery

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92
pFriem Mexican-Style Lager
pFriem Family Brewers

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92
C'mon Sunshine
Birds Fly South Ale Project

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92
Direwolf
Olde Mother Brewing Co.

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92
It's Tiki Time!
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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91
Big DIPA
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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91
Vicious Hook
Flying Dog Brewery

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91
Gnarly Barley India Pale Lager
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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91
Attention Please!
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Very Good (90 to 86)


90
Homestyle
Bearded Iris Brewing

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90
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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90
Gnarly Barley IIPA
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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89
Synopsis Blackberry
Area Two Experimental Brewing

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89
Hipster IPA
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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88
Philly Special
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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87
Gratzer
Seedstock Brewery

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87
Lake Haze #10
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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87
Wolfsburg Helles
Reuben's Brews

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87
Sweet Leaf IPA
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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86
Hazealicious P.O.G.
Reuben's Brews

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86
Everything But the Kitchen Sink Hazy Juicy IPA
Two Roads Brewing Co.

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86
Tropical Truth
Flying Dog Brewery

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86
Low & Slow Helles
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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86
Kryptonite Double IPA
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Average (85 to 75)


85
Together We Ryes
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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84
Synopsis Guava
Area Two Experimental Brewing

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84
Strawbery Catahoula
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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84
Brake Light IPA
Garage Brewing Co.

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84
Double Impressionist
Olde Mother Brewing Co.

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83
Session Saison
Seedstock Brewery

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82
Orange Crush
Flying Dog Brewery

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82
Oktoberfest
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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79
Smallmouth Low-Cal IPA
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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