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Fluffy Otter

Fluffy Otter, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Today we have Fluffy Otter, which is an Imperial Sweet Stout, that according to the can has Vanilla, lactose, and Marshmallows added. If this were to be entered in competition it should go into 30A, Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer because of the... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer is judged as a Double IPA (22A). The aroma of this beer is clearly hops dominated, but it doesn’t reset your olfactory sensors like some Double IPAs are capable of doing. In fact, the aromas are relatively straight-forward: pronounced,... Read More

Kindling Golden Ale

Kindling Golden Ale, Odell Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Kindling Golden Ale, from Odell Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Blonde Ale (Category 18A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Too Pure to be Pink

Too Pure to be Pink, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Too Pure To Be Pink by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 BJCP Guidelines Category 22A).

Connecting Rod IPA

Connecting Rod IPA, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Connecting Rod IPA by Garage Brewing Co.

Cinnabun Pastry Stout

Cinnabun Pastry Stout, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cinnabun Pastry Stout by Garage Brewing Co. is a good example of the dessert style.

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fruitopia Berliner Weisse by Garage Brewing Co.

Milk Truck

Milk Truck, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Milk Truck by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a sweet stout with vanilla and coffee, judged as BJCP Category 30.A, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.

Flawless Imperfection

Flawless Imperfection, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Flawless Imperfection by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a New England-style IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B.

Sigman Stavecation

Sigman Stavecation, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sigman Stavecation by Pontoon Brewing is a barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

A Stout of Mind

A Stout of Mind, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A Stout of Mind by Pontoon Brewing is a spiced and barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The Knights that Say NEIPA by Pontoon Brewing is a Double New England-style IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops... Read More

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Tears of My Enemies - Vanilla Barrel Aged by Monday Night Brewing is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, an Imperial Milk Stout with coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs, all aged in a barrel used to age vanilla extract (presumably). 

Juicify

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Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Juicify by Lakefront Brewery is being judged here as a 21B Specialty IPA, using the underlying style as a juicy/hazy IPA.

Raspberry Nimbus

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Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Raspberry Nimbus by Lakefront Brewery is being judged here as a 29A Fruit Beer. 

LMN ADE

LMN ADE, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

LMN ADE by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as as American Fruited Sour Ale using the 2021 Brewers Association style guidelines as the 2015 BJCP guidelines haven't quite caught up to newer kettle sour styles such... Read More

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