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Official Review (Issue 51)

Official Review, Issue 51

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)


Feasta Väsen Brewing Co.

96
Feasta
Väsen Brewing Co.

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Exceptional (95 to 91)


Black is Beautiful Pontoon Brewing

95
Black is Beautiful
Pontoon Brewing

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Rhymes With Purple Bhramari Brewing Co.

95
Rhymes With Purple
Bhramari Brewing Co.

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Rocky Road Ice Cream Stout Wild Leap Brew Co.

94
Rocky Road Ice Cream Stout
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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Here Comes the Sun Monday Night Brewing

94
Here Comes the Sun
Monday Night Brewing

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7B Hazy IPA Laughing Dog Brewing

94
7B Hazy IPA
Laughing Dog Brewing

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951 Blonde Ale Garage Brewing Co.

94
951 Blonde Ale
Garage Brewing Co.

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Mierka Väsen Brewing Co.

94
Mierka
Väsen Brewing Co.

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Holy Simcoe, Batman! Bhramari Brewing Co.

93
Holy Simcoe, Batman!
Bhramari Brewing Co.

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Over the Ivy Confluence Brewing Co.

93
Over the Ivy
Confluence Brewing Co.

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Nightmare Fuel Pontoon Brewing

92
Nightmare Fuel
Pontoon Brewing

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With A Little Help From My Friends Monday Night Brewing

92
With A Little Help From My Friends
Monday Night Brewing

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Papagayo Denizens Brewing Co.

92
Papagayo
Denizens Brewing Co.

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Lounging Iguanas Abita Brewing Co.

92
Lounging Iguanas
Abita Brewing Co.

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Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 13 Wild Leap Brew Co.

92
Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 13
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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Kujo Flying Dog Brewery

91
Kujo
Flying Dog Brewery

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Long Ride Pale Ale Confluence Brewing Co.

91
Long Ride Pale Ale
Confluence Brewing Co.

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Born Bohemian Pils Denizens Brewing Co.

91
Born Bohemian Pils
Denizens Brewing Co.

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Tie 9 On Monday Night Brewing

91
Tie 9 On
Monday Night Brewing

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Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA Stone Brewing Co.

91
Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA
Stone Brewing Co.

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Medalla Light Cervecera de Puerto Rico

91
Medalla Light
Cervecera de Puerto Rico

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Very Good (90 to 86)


Belch's Pontoon Brewing

90
Belch's
Pontoon Brewing

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J-Box Trickster's Brewing Co.

90
J-Box
Trickster's Brewing Co.

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Arches Festbier Arches Brewing

90
Arches Festbier
Arches Brewing

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Rocket Dog Rye IPA Laughing Dog Brewing

90
Rocket Dog Rye IPA
Laughing Dog Brewing

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Animal Hazy IPA Denizens Brewing Co.

90
Animal Hazy IPA
Denizens Brewing Co.

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Evergreen Terrace Pontoon Brewing

89
Evergreen Terrace
Pontoon Brewing

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Stone Delicious IPA Stone Brewing Co.

89
Stone Delicious IPA
Stone Brewing Co.

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Coast West Double IPA Wild Leap Brew Co.

89
Coast West Double IPA
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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Pentuple Hoppin' Frog Brewery

89
Pentuple
Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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Brett Noir Area Two Experimental Brewing

88
Brett Noir
Area Two Experimental Brewing

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Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale The Boston Beer Co.

87
Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale
The Boston Beer Co.

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Rally Circuit White Garage Brewing Co.

86
Rally Circuit White
Garage Brewing Co.

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Apricot Sour Väsen Brewing Co.

86
Apricot Sour
Väsen Brewing Co.

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Be Easy - Citra Monday Night Brewing

86
Be Easy - Citra
Monday Night Brewing

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Average (85 to 75)


 

Don't Haze Me Bro Pontoon Brewing

85
Don't Haze Me Bro
Pontoon Brewing

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Huckleberry Cream Ale Laughing Dog Brewing

84
Huckleberry Cream Ale
Laughing Dog Brewing

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Terry's Big Adventure Bhramari Brewing Co.

82
Terry's Big Adventure
Bhramari Brewing Co.

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Coffee Time Golden Stout Garage Brewing Co.

75
Coffee Time Golden Stout
Garage Brewing Co.

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Medalla!!!