Reviews

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Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gerry Dog Stout by Big Elm Brewing is being evaluated as an oatmeal stout (2015 BJCP Category 16B) due to its self-proclaimed style.

Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

413 Farmhouse Ale by Big Elm Brewing is being evaluated as a Biere de Garde (2015 BJCP Category 24C) due to the malt forward backbone coupled with a restrained Belgian character. 

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Clencher by BuckleDown Brewering is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured brightly golden with a big thick white head that displayed excellent retention.  No carbonation bubbles... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Belt and Suspenders by BuckleDown Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Ora et Labora New World Doppelbock by Brunswick Bierworks is a Doppelbock brewed with new world hops and is being evaluated as an Experimental Beer (category 34C from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  The Doppelbock style is known for its... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Triporteur Bling Bling Imperial King from the B.O.M. Brewery is being evaluated as a Belgian Golden Strong Ale (category 25C of the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aldersbacher Kloster Weiss Hell is a hefeweizen by Brauerei Aldersbacher and is being evaluated as a Weissbier (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 10A).  Weissbiers are noted for their wheat character along with an abundance of esters (typically... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Imperial Stout (#20C) poured liquid black in the glass with an accompanying nice creamy tan head.  Small, tight bubbles remained steadily after the pour, thus consisting of very good head retention.  The aroma was straightforward roasty and... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Poive Raz is an American Wild Ale being judged in the Wild Specialty Beer category (2015 BJCP Guidelines 28C) as golden sour lager aged on raspberries and pink peppercorn. The aroma features purée raspberries in abundance with an underlying... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

No Fuzz is an American Wild Ale being judged in the Wild Specialty Beer category (2015 BJCP Guidelines 28C) as a golden foeder beer aged on yellow nectarines in stainless steel & French oak.  The aroma is initially a tad off-putting with... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

AmIRite?! is an American IPA being judged in the Specialty IPA category (2015 BJCP Category 21B) as a New England-style IPA. A bouquet of hops featuring hibiscus soaked in grapefruit juice jumps out of the glass.

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Derogation by Hidden Cove Brewing is described as a sour golden ale aged in Hungarian oak red wine barrels with Alicante wine grapes, which puts it under Wild Specialty Ale per BJCP 2015 Category 28C.

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Bludgeon IIPA by Hidden Cove Brewing is a Double IPA and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 Category 22A. This beer looks something like honey blossom honey with a light amber color with a deep orange hue, good clarity despite slight haze and a... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Patroon IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing is an American IPA and is being reviewed as such (BJCP 2015 Category 21A). It pours a deep golden color with an orange hue from some haze and a lasting off-white head.

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Unibroue has been tempting lovers of Belgian-style beer for 25 years.  To celebrate that anniversary, Unibroue has brewed Blonde de l’Efner, a Belgian Golden Strong style beer (BJCP Cat 25C).

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mother's Sunshine Chugsuckle is a New England-style India Pale Ale and is being reviewed as a Specialty IPA (BJCP category 21B of the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines).  New England IPAs (NEIPAs) are newcomers to the widely popular IPA scene.  NEIPAs... Read More

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