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pFriem Brut IPA

pFriem Brut IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This  beer was judged as a 21A - American IPA.  It poured a brilliantly clear yellow gold color with a huge white head and plenty of lacing.  The Nose was a beautiful, huge aroma of mango, papaya,  and melon hop notes with just a hint of bready... Read More

Singletrack Mind IPA

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Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Singletrack Mind IPA by Allegheny City Brewing was judged as a New England IPA - BJCP category 21B - specialty IPA. The beer poured a rich orange gold with a huge white head that left lacing on the glass and was quite hazy. The aroma was a huge... Read More

Mai Tai PA

Mai Tai PA, Alvarado Street Brewery
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mai Tai PA by Alvarado Street Brewery was judged as an American IPA, BJCP category 21A. When pouring this beer you see a golden ale with a huge white head, and as the head drops, it leaves beautiful lacing on the glass.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shannon Hazelnut Chocolate Stout by Shannon Brewing Co. is a Sweet Stout with hazelnuts, judged as BJCP Category 30A, Herb, Spice, and Vegetable Beer. 

Batsquatch Hazy IPA

Batsquatch Hazy IPA, Rogue Ales & Spirits
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Batsquatch Hazy IPA by Rogue Ales & Spirits was judged as a Specialty IPA (BJCP Style Category 21B). If you are looking for a well-made, hazy NEIPA that does not burn a hole in your stomach, this beer is for you.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Ales & Spirits
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue Ales & Spirits was judged as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (BJCP Style Category 30A). This beer has enough hazelnut to make a statement but not enough to overwhelm. Big hazelnut aromas rise from the glass... Read More

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

pFriem Belgian-Style Blonde Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as BJCP Category 25a - Belgian Blonde Ale. It was beautiful at presentation with a bright golden color and a huge white head with just a very slight haze. The aroma coming off of... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shannon Irish Coffee Cream Ale by Shannon Brewing Co. was judged a Cream Ale with lactose, aged on fresh coffee beans, judged as BJCP Category 30A, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bravus Raspberry Gose (Non-Alcoholic) by Bravus Brewing Co. was judged as and NA interpretation of BJCP category 29A, Fruit Beer. Served in a traditional straight-sided cylinder glass with moderately aggressive pour at 42 degrees. 

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Bravus Oatmeal Stout (Non-Alcoholic) by Bravus Brewing Co. was judged as a non-alcoholic rendition of BJCP category 16B, Oatmeal Stout. The beer is served in a half-pint stout glass after a full pour from 6 inches.

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

I’ll Have What She’s Having by Evil Genius Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

#adulting

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Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
74
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
27 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

#adulting by Evil Genius Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Golden with a slight haze. White foamy head that had average persistence. Many bubbles were seen rising, bringing the... Read More

Log Cabin

Log Cabin, Pure Project Brewing
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Log Cabin by Pure Project Brewing is a Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with cocoa and maple syrup judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, BJCP Style 33B. It packs an amazing wallop at 14 percent ABV! It pours opaquely dark brown/black into the... Read More

Rabbit Punch IPA

Rabbit Punch IPA, Big Boss Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rabbit Punch IPA by Big Boss Brewing Co. is judged as a specialty IPA, BJCP Style 21B. This beer is quite hazy but not opaque. It shows a deep golden hue with a thin head of white lace that holds well. Its bouquet is quite floral, not the... Read More

Double Dust

Double Dust, Pure Project Brewing
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Double Dust by Pure Project Brewing is a sneaky strong Double IPA from the good folks in San Diego, California. It weighs in at 8.7 percent ABV! When poured into the glass, you know you have released a citrus bomb. The hop bouquet is very citrusy... Read More

La Mûre

La Mûre, 2 Towns Ciderhouse
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

La Mûre by 2 Towns Ciderhouse was judged as a Specialty Cider/Perry, BJCP Style C2F.

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