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King Cake Sour

King Cake Sour, Urban South Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

King Cake by Urban South Brewery is described as a “milkshake sour” and was judged as a wild specialty... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

 

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer was judged as #22A (Double IPA) according to the 2021 BJCP Guidelines.  Their is no Imperial IPA category and the most appropriate style is the Double IPA.  The aroma of this beer had very strong hints of citrus, most notably grapefruit... Read More

Beeracuda

Beeracuda, Abita Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was judged as #2A (International Pale Lager) according to the 2021 BJCP guidelines - this is the best category for this " Gulf Coast Cerveza ".  The pour revealed a golden hue with slight chill haze.  It had a very nice carbonation... Read More

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Mocha Moon Imperial Coffee Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was reviewed under the auspices of the Beer Judge Certification Program Guidelines (Revised 2021) under category 34B Mixed-Style Beer. This particular... Read More

Süperlager

Superlager, Wild Leap Brew Co
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Süperlager by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being judged as a German Pils (category 5D) per the 2021 BJCP style guidelines. 

This beer pours a light gold with slight hazy clarity. A thin white head of tight, white bubbles quickly dissipates but... Read More

Peach Jam

Peach Jam, Two Roads Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Peach Jam by Two Roads Brewing Co. is being reviewed as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) per the 2021 BJCP style guidelines.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Redux Kenspeckle Scotch-Style Ale by Garage Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Leave'M In The Dust Double (Unfiltered) IPA by Garage Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dual Exhaust West Coast Double IPA by Garage Brewing Co.

Stick Shift Lager

Stick Shift Lager, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Stick Shift Lager by Garage Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Straight Outta Norcross by Social Fox Brewing is an American IPA being evaluated as such (2021 BJCP Guidelines Category 21A).

Fennec Pale Ale

Fennec Pale Ale, Social Fox Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Fennec Pale Ale by Social Fox Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (2021 BJCP Guidelines Category 18B).

Göller Original

Göller Original, Brauerei Göller
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Göller Original by Brauerei Göller in Zeil am Main, Germany, is being evaluated as a BJCP Category 5D German Pils as per the 2021 BJCP style guidelines. This style is a classic with a distinct bright, crisp and clean... Read More

Mountain Glow

Mountain Glow, Stowe Cider
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mountain Glow Cider by Stowe Cider is being evaluated as C2F, Specialty Cider. The cider pours effervescent with a persistent stream of mixed bubbles. Good clarity and quite bright overall.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Lake Hopp’r Florida Lager by Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is being judged as an American Lager (category 1B) per the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

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