Reviews

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El Gato Mariachi

El Gato Mariachi, Catawba Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

El Gato Mariachi by Catawba Brewing Co.

'Pack & Brass

'Pack & Brass, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

'Pack & Brass by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.​ was rated under style guidelines as provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program (revised 2015) under category 30A Herb, Spice & Vegetable Beer. Poured from a 16-ounce can into a pint glass... Read More

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

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 11 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA, which falls under BJCP category 22A. However, due to the immense haze, low bitterness and soft mouthfeel, it is more of an Imperial New England IPA and will be judged under BJCP... Read More

Largemouth IPA

Largemouth IPA, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Largemouth IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.

Soul Sacrifice

Soul Sacrifice, Peter B's Brewpub
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Soul Sacrifice by Peter B's Brewpub is a Mexican hot chocolate-inspired bourbon barrel-aged imperial red and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (2015 BJCP Category 33B) offering according to BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

You've Got A Friend In Me by Peter B's Brewpub is a Barrel-Aged Amber and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (2015 BJCP Category 33B) offering according to BJCP guidelines.

Sequester Nectar

Sequester Nectar, Peter B's Brewpub
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Sequester Nectar by Peter B's Brewpub is a Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA and is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B) offering according to BJCP guidelines.

#SabroMo

#SabroMo, Peter B's Brewpub
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

#SabroMo by Peter B's Brewpub​ is a Double Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA and is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style a “juicier” beer than the standard American IPA due to... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tropical Darkroom Sour IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. doesn't fall under the IPA nor Sour category as it is a " Sour IPA " - a combination of the two. The most suitable category for this beer is #34B Mixed-Style Beer under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines... Read More

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Synopsis Blueberry & Acai by Area Two Experimental Brewing is judged as BJCP category 28C: Wild Specialty Beer. Presented in a steep-sided pilsner glass at 43 degrees Fahrenheit. The color is a deep and saturated bright red with noticeable... Read More

Synopsis Red Fruits

Synopsis Red Fruits, Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Synopsis Red Fruits by Area Two Experimental Brewing was judged as BJCP category 28C -- Wild Specialty Beer (with fruit). The beer is presented to me in a stange glass, filled high, at 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

Galaxie:503

Galaxie:503, Black Lung Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Galaxie:503 by Black Lung Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Singillis Donker

Singillis Donker, Singillis Bieren
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Singillis Donker by Singillis Bieren​ is being evaluated as a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (category 26D in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Belgian Dark Strong Ales are deceptively strong dark beers that have a harmony of rich malt, fruity... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Petrus Cherry Chocolate Nitro Quad by Brouwerij De Brabandere is a fruited and spiced quadrupel and is being evaluated as a Fruit and Spice Beer (category 29B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The fruit and spice in Fruit and Spice Beers... Read More

Hypnic Jerk

Hypnic Jerk, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hypnic Jerk by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is a well-crafted rendition of the 17D American IPA style from the 2015 BJCP guidelines, delivering a very enjoyable overall package. 

Jucifer

Jucifer, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Jucifer by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is a very flavorful and aroma-forward take on the BJCP 21B Specialty IPA – New England IPA style. This one has aroma and flavor aplenty and really stands up for itself very well. 

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