Reviews

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Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale by Innis & Gunn is a bourbon barrel aged Scottish Export and is being judged as a Wood Aged Beer (category 33A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  Wood aged beers typically display a harmony between the wood... Read More

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

Light copper in color with a slight haze possibly due to dry hopping.  The white head was soft and foamy, hard to see the carbonation from the haze.   Some very small hop particles confirmed the possibility of dry hopping.

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Han Brolo by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This golden ale poured hazy with a thick white foamy head.  The haze made it hard to see bubbles rising as a sign... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

I’m on a Boat by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Blonde Ale (Category 18C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gin Joy Ale by Right Brain Brewery is a vanilla cream ale that's been aged in a gin barrel. I'm judging this as a 33b-Specialty Wood-Aged Beer. In the glass, it's a very clear pale gold with a persistent white head. The nose is immediately gin... Read More

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Spinal Tapper by Right Brain Brewery is a Double IPA, judged as a 22A Double IPA. While a well-made beer, it misses the mark in terms of balance and, quite frankly, hop character.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Naughty Girl Stout is a Mint Stout brewed by Right Brain Brewery and is being judge as a category 30A-Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Lupulin River from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This Double IPA pours a medium-gold color and is very clear with a rocky white head that is quite persistent.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Stoutello from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Man Juice Mandarin IPA from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

High River by Platform Beer Co. is being judged as a bourbon-barrel aged stout (Style 33B—Specialty Wood Aged).

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Night Game is a Double IPA brewed with honey, judged as BJCP Category 22A. This beer’s aroma consists of moderately-high levels of citrus, grapefruit and resinous hops. It is a bright, slightly sweet smelling and very pleasant aroma.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Corrosion by Cape May Brewing Company is a Kettle-soured IPA and was judged as a Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (BJCP sub-style 28B).

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Kinroo Blue Belgian by Brewery Martens is a Belgian Witbier and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 category 24A. This beer looks the part with a light yellow color, slight haze and a dense white head that lasts and leaves a lovely Belgian lacing... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pinky Sweater is a pilsner brewed with red rice, judged as BJCP category 5D, German Pilsner. There is just no way to describe this beer well enough. It begins with a mostly neutral aroma, but with a definite adjunct character.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Pilsner from Oyster Bay Brewing Co is a German Pilsner, or category 5d in the BJCP guidelines.

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