Reviews

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Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

As poured, this beer is slightly hazy with a pretty deep gold color, and a small head of tiny white bubbles that persisted as a thin layer, with more bubbles when the beer is swirled. The aroma is of grainy malt, a fairly prominent grapefruit... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Lemony citrus notes on the nose are inviting, with hints of mango and Juicy Fruit. Light floral hops complement the very light bready note in the aroma. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a small white head of small bubbles that dissipates... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Pours a very hazy yellowish gold with a big poofy white head of small bubbles which dissipates very quickly leaving no Belgian lace. The aroma is a very strong overripe banana with a bready backbone and slight floral hops, and just a hint of... Read More

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Soul Shakedown Party by Sun King is a Rum Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, and is being evaluated as a wood aged (2015 BJCP Category 22C) offering according to BJCP guidelines.  For this style, characteristics from both the barrel as well as from what the... Read More

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

Osiris Pale Ale by Sun King is a very well-crafted APA (2015 BJCP Category 18b).  In a time where hop bomb IPA’s rule the roost, it’s nice to have a flavorful and well balanced option that still satisfies the lust for hops yet delivers a certain... Read More

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Sunlight Cream Ale by Sun King, like most offerings of the 2015 BJCP Category 1C Cream Ale style, is a rather simple beer.  This is typically an entry level style for those first initiates into the Craft beer scene.  As such, Sunshine fits the... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

White IPA (21B)

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

American IPA (21A)

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Wild Specialty Beer (28C)

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Imperial Rye ESB  Judged as English Barleywine  BJCP #17D

 

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Category 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Base beer Category 17D, English Barleywine.

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

21 B Specialty IPA: Brown IPA. I love this beer. It brings together a rich, creamy zaftig brown ale texture and body with big soft alcohol and a balancing yet assertive hop bitterness. Hop resin and berry aromas blend with light chocolate, traces... Read More

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Category 28C Wild Specialty Beer. It’s like sticking your face into a fresh spring bouquet with banana, berry, spice, floral, faint orange, pepper, almond, light toast and a hint of tobacco rising from the glass.

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

28C American Barleywine, 33B Specialty Wood Aged Beer. The brewer nails the use of pine, picks barrels with just the right amount of bourbon and lets this beer sit for just the right amount of time in the barrels.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Double IPA   BJCP #22A

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sweet dark malts with chocolate and roast character greet your nose as it nears the glass. Further into the initial sniff an earthy and tobacco character enter the fray. Earthy, herbal and woody hops are light along with some oats and black... Read More

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