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Explore The Beer Connoisseur® magazine's database of most recent beer and cider reviews as evaluated by our panel of judges in the Official Review.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Side Bae Double IPA Idaho 7 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (Category 21C) from the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Low Road Saison

Low Road Saison, Low Road Brewing
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Low Road Brewing Saison was judged as BJCP Category 25B, standard strength pale saison. The aroma opens with moderately high levels of spice, cinnamon, clove and white pepper. There is some lower-level spice qualities... Read More

Double Trouble

Double Trouble, Low Road Brewing
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Double Trouble by Low Road Brewing was judged as BJCP Category 21C, Hazy IPA. High levels of pineapple and guava are up close and personal at first whiff, followed by moderately high levels of mango and passion fruit.... Read More

Hot Cocoa Stout

Hot Cocoa Stout, Low Road Brewing
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hot Cocoa Stout by Low Road Brewing was judged as BJCP category 30 A Spice Herb Vegetable beer with chocolate and cinnamon, BJCP category 16B, Sweet Stout as the base style. The beer opens with a moderately high level... Read More

Apex Predator

Apex Predator, Ghost Hawk Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Apex Predator by Ghost Hawk Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (Category 21C) per the 2021 BJCP Style guidelines. 

Shadowplay

Shadowplay, Ghost Hawk Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Shadowplay by Ghost Hawk Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Schwarzbier (Category 8) from the 2021 BJCP Style guidelines. 

Dubbel or Nothing

Dubbel or Nothing, Social Fox Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Dubbel or Nothing by Social Fox Brewing is a Belgian Dubbel brewed with maple syrup, date honey, and amber candi sugar and was judged as an Alternative Sugar Beer (BJCP sub-style 31B).

Van Damme Strong

Van Damme Strong, Social Fox Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Van Damme Strong by Social Fox Brewing is a Belgian Tripel and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 26C).

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Psychedelic Rabbit Transcendent IPA by New Realm Brewing is being judged as an American IPA (Category 21A) per the 2021 BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Truck Chaser Creamsicle (2022) by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty Fruit Beer (Category 29C) per the 2021 BJCP Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Lone Buffalo: 18mo Barrel Aged Anniversary Stout by Wild Leap Brew Co. was evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B) per the 2021 BJCP guidelines with the noted base style of an Imperial Stout and aged for 18 months in a rum barrel... Read More

SouthDown Double IPA

SouthDown Double IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

SouthDown Double IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 22 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (Category 21C) from the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

In Between Times - Raspberry by Social Fox Brewing is a Raspberry Fruited Berliner Weisse and was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP sub-style 29A).

Social Fox Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, Social Fox Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Social Fox Oktoberfest by Social Fox Brewing is a Marzen and was judged as one (BJCP sub-style 6A). It poured mostly clear and deep amber into the glass where it set up with a thick tan head with considerable retention.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Stone Delicious Double IPA by Stone Brewing Co.

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