Reviews

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Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Evaluated as a BJCP 2015 22A (Double IPA).  Pours a very hazy yellowish light gold with a large poofy white head of tiny bubbles that sticks around for a while and slowly fades.  The initial aroma is tropical fruit (passion fruit and pineapple)... Read More

Island Vibes

Island Vibes, Coronado Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer is described as a Passion Fruit Sour, so I evaluated it as BJCP 2015 style 28C (Wild Specialty Beer), but also could be classified as a (non-BJCP) Florida Weisse.  The beer pours a slightly hazy light straw color with a small head of... Read More

Bourbon Barrel Stout

Bourbon Barrel Stout, Goodwood Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Today is Goodwood Brewing Company's Broubon Barrell Stout. This stout is an American Stout aged in bourbon barrels. What we are expecting in an American Stout according the BJCP is "a fairly strong, highly roasted, bitter, hoppy dark stout.

Hemp Gose

 Hemp Gose, Goodwood Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Today I was given Hemp Gose by Goodwood Brewing Company. This style would be a 30A, Spice, Herb, Vegetable beer with a base beer of a Gose (Historical Style). The base descritpion on a gose from the BJCP website is as follows.

Pêche

Pêche, Alesong Brewing and Blending
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pêche by Alesong Brewing and Blending is a wild-fermented farmhouse-style ale brewed with peaches and is being evaluated as a Fruit Lambic (category 23F in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Fruit Lambics are wild yeast- and bacteria-fermented... Read More

Terroir Pinot Noir

Terroir Pinot Noir, Alesong Brewing and Blending
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Terroir Pinot Noir by Alesong Brewing and Blending is a wild fermented farmhouse-style beer brewed with grape must and is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (category 28C from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Wild Specialty Beers are "... Read More

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

Touch of Brett Mandarina by Alesong Brewing and Blending is a Brettanomyces-fermented farmhouse-style beer and is being judged as a Brett Beer (category 28A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Brett beers are noted for their... Read More

Sum'r Ale

Sum'r Ale by Uinta Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sum’r Ale by Uinta Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Blond Ale (Category 18A in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).

Fayuca Rizing

Fayuca Rizing, Helio Basin Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fayuca Rizing by Helio Basin Brewing Co. is being judged as BJCP Category 18B American Pale Ale and served in a shouldered pint glass at 43oF.

602 Brew

602 Brew, Helio Basin Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

602 Brew by Helio Basin Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP Category 18A, Blonde Ale and served in a kolsch stange glass at 46F.

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Éphémère Strawberry & Rhubarb by Unibroue is an offering with quite intense fruit character, though the base Belgian beer character, particularly the fermentation flavor, is somewhat subtle. Considering that the base beer is a Wit, this is a... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 1 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a New England IPA from within the Specialty IPA subcategory (BJCP 2015 Guidelines 21B).

Digital Bath

Digital Bath, Belching Beaver Brewery
Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Digital Bath by Belching Beaver Brewing Co.

Team Fiona NE IPA

Team Fiona NE IPA, Listermann Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Team Fiona NE IPA by Listermann Brewing Company is a Specialty IPA (BJCP sub-style 21C) and, as instructed, was judged more specifically as a New England IPA (a popular sub-style not delineated in the 2015 BJCP style guidelines).

Mexican Empire

Mexican Empire, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Mexican Empire by Arches Brewing is a Vienna Lager (2015 BJCP Category 7A) and is being evaluated as such according to the 2015 BJCP style guidelines. 

Collision Stout

Collision Stout, Holy City Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Collision Stout by Holy City Brewing is a stout that is bourbon barrel aged, which puts it under BJCP 2015 category 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer. It falls into the Specialty version due to the bourbon characteristics, which are definitely evident... Read More

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