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Official Review (Issue 60)

The latest beer and cider reviews by The Beer Connoisseur's panel of judges.

Official Review Issue 60

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)


99
Lone Buffalo: Cherry Brandy Barrel Aged Stout
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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97
Lost the Plot
Arches Brewing

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97
Göller Dunkel
Brauerei Göller

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97
Double Sunshine Ruby Red Grapefruit
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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96
Hopzilla
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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96
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Brewing Co.

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96
Stone IPA
Stone Brewing Co.

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96
Bad Abbot
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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Exceptional (95 to 91)


95
Fire Fest Reserve 2021
Grist House Craft Brewery

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95
Lazy Hazy Housy
Great Falls Brewing Co.

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95
Lone Buffalo: Heaven Hill Barrel Aged Stout
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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95
SoGnar Double IPA
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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95
Lost & Found Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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94
For the Love of Lager: Zwickelbier
Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

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94
De-Stress Express
Georgia Beer Co.

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94
Time Flies
Clocktown Brewing Co.

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94
Super Session #3 (Comet)
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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94
Pontoon Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake
Pontoon Brewing

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93
Alpha Abstraction Vol. 19
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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93
Pavilion Peanut Butter Porter
Georgia Beer Co.

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93
Ruination 2.0
Stone Brewing Co.

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93
Tremor California Citrus Wheat
Seismic Brewing Co.

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92
Sinus Rhythm
Ghost Hawk Brewing Co.

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92
Fancy Pants
Urban South Brewery

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92
Urayasu Rice Lager
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

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92
Alluvium Pilsner
Seismic Brewing Co.

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92
Foxbody
Hometown Brewing Co.

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91
Thomaston Lager
Clocktown Brewing Co.

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91
Fogged Out Hazy
FlyteCo Brewing

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Very Good (90 to 86)


90
TwoConn Easy Ale
Two Roads Brewing Co.

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90
Twenty-Two
Low Road Brewing

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90
Groovy Juice
Urban South Brewery

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90
Throw Back Vibes
Urban South Brewery

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90
Microburst
Grist House Craft Brewery

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89
Field Party
Georgia Beer Co.

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89
La Fontaine
Social Fox Brewing

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89
Alpha Abstraction Vol. 20
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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89
Wilbur Wright's Weizenbock
FlyteCo Brewing

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89
Tremor California Light Lager
Seismic Brewing Co.

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88
HiFi Hefe
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

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88
Rainbow Smiggles
Pontoon Brewing

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88
Mountain Glow
Stowe Cider

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88
Otium
Miel Brewery & Taproom

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88
Tropical [email protected]#$%!
Pontoon Brewing

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88
Too Pure To Be Pink Double IPA 2022
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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88
Leben Helles Lager
Great Falls Brewing Co.

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87
Fog Advisory
Low Road Brewing

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87
Sol Wit
Miel Brewery & Taproom

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86
Stone Hazy IPA
Stone Brewing Co.

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86
Hay-Z-Boy Hazy Juicy IPA
Two Roads Brewing Co.

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86
Longbody Ale
Hometown Brewing Co.

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86
Winter's Warm Welcome
Ghost Hawk Brewing Co.

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86
Vacanza: Cranberry Raspberry Pie Gose
Wild Leap Brew Co.

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Average (85 to 75)


85
Sparkling IPA 2022
pFriem Family Brewers

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85
Lil' Juicy Hazy Juicy IPA
Two Roads Brewing Co.

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84
Lizard Lounge
Urban South Brewery

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84
Danko
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Co.

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84
Lake Hopp'r Florida Lager
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

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84
Year of the Fox
Social Fox Brewing

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85
Bright Pale Ale  2022
pFriem Family Brewers

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80
Paradise Park Lo-Cal IPA
Urban South Brewery

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80
Pomalo
Belching Beaver Brewery

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78
Tumblefield
Social Fox Brewing

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