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Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Non-Alcoholic Blood Orange IPA by Bravus Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gravitas Non-Alcoholic Barrel-Aged Bourbon Stout by Bravus Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

All Of The Otter Reindeer by Pontoon Brewing was evaluated as a BJCP 2015 style 30C, Winter Seasonal Beer. The beer pours a very clear, almost brilliant, light copper with a large poofy light tan head of tiny bubbles.

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #3: Loaded French Toast by Pontoon Brewing was evaluated as a cross of BJCP 2015 style 31B, Alternative Sugar Beer, and 33A, Wood-Aged Beer, with a base style of 16A, Sweet Stout (Imperial strength). Very complex... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Down with the Thickness by Pontoon Brewing was evaluated as a BJCP 2015 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer with the base style of 16A Sweet Stout and with added hazelnut, cacao nibs, vanilla and lactose.  

Weekender

Weekender, ZēLUS Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Weekender by Zelus Beer Co. was judged as Category 4A, Munich Helles.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Ankleknocker Gluten Free Pale Ale by Zelus Beer Company was judged as BJCP Category 31A, Alternative Grain Beer.

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Jameson Barrel Aged Purple Monkey Dishwasher by Evil Genius Beer Co. was judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer.

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

There's No Crying In Baseball by Evil Genius Beer Co. was judged as a Fruit Beer (base beer American IPA).

Grassy Place Hazy IPA

Grassy Place Hazy IPA, Badger State Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Grassy Place Hazy IPA by Badger State Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA: New England Style IPA (2015 BJCP Guidelines Category 21B)

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tiki Tom Slushie Series: Beermosa by Badger State Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines Category 29A) with the considerations of the base style being a Berliner weisse featuring orange.

Righteous Red Ale

Righteous Red Ale, Church Street Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Righteous Red Ale by Church Street Brewing Co. is being evaluated against category 19A, American Amber Ale.

Passion of the Kolsch

Passion of the Kolsch, Church Street Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Passion of the Kolsch by Church Street Brewing Co. was judged against category 29A: Fruit Beer. The base beer is Kolsch style ale (Category 5B). We can expect this beer to be clean, crisp, and well balanced with hopefully a hint of tropical... Read More

Pop

Pop, Urban South Brewery
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Pop! by Urban South Brewery is a fruited sour that falls under BJCP category 28C Wild Specialty Beer with a base style that seems to be Berliner weisse, which is BJCP category 23A.

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Drip au Lait Orange Almond by Urban South Brewery is a sour beer with the addition of coffee, orange and almond flavorings. These additions cause the beer to fall under BJCP category 28C Wild Specialty Beer, which is home to sour versions of... Read More

Paradise Park 100

Paradise Park 100, Urban South Brewery
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Paradise Park 100 by Urban South Brewery is a lo-calorie lager that falls under BJCP category 1A as a Light Lager. This is the same category as the light macros (Bud Light, etc), but it’s certainly a step above in quality despite a similar... Read More

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