Reviews

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

Alpha Abstraction Vol. X by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Truck Chaser Strawberry Éclair by Wild Leap Brew Co.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Vacanza Coconut Cream Pie by Wild Leap Brew Co.

Pommeau

2 Towns Ciderhouse Pommeau, 2 Towns Ciderhouse
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pommeau by 2 Towns Ciderhouse was judged outside the BJCP cider guidelines, which don't recognize sweet dessert wines made from apples. Served in a small brandy snifter at 54oF/12oC.  Deep golden color with haze.  Completely... Read More

Trail Guide IPA

Trail Guide IPA, Big Boss Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Trail Guide IPA by Big Boss Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) per the 2015 BJCP guildelines. The brewery notes this as a “West Coast” IPA.

Partners in Crema

Partners in Crema, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
74
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

Partners in Crema by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable beer (Category 30A) with an Imperial Stout (Category 20C) as its base according to the 2015 BJCP guildelines. 

Blood Brother

Blood Brother, Straight to Ale
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Blood Brother by Straight to Ale is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a  base style of Belgian Dubbel (26B) according to the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

Twoquila

Twoquila by Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
17 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Twoquila by Area Two Experimental Brewing​ is their regular Persian Lime Gose, brewed with agave and aged it in Mexican tequila barrels. You catch distinctive notes of agave, tequila and oak in the aroma. These notes are as expected, given the... Read More

Hexotic

Hexotic by Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hexotic by Area Two Experimental Brewing was judged as a Fruit Lambic (BJCP Style 23F). The label declares this is a “Wild Ale Brewed With Six Tropical Fruits.” The beer pours slightly hazy, not shocking for a wheat-based beer with wild yeast.

Two Juicy

Two Juicy, Two Roads Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Two Juicy by Two Roads Brewing Co. is an Unfiltered Strong Double IPA (BJCP Style 22A). It weighs in at 8.2 percent ABV. Hello, Mr. Hoppy! The aroma smacks you in the face like sticking your head in a bag of freshly pick hop cones! It is intense... Read More

Hop Science

Hop Science, Baxter Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hop Science by Baxter Brewing Co. is an IPA, but of the New England style so it will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 21B as Specialty IPA. This beer pours a deep straw color with a nearly opaque level of haze as well as a bright white head... Read More

Innuendo

Innuendo, Baxter Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Innuendo by Baxter Brewing Co. calls itself a White Russian Style Stout and due to the additions of cocoa, lactose and cold-brew coffee it will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 30A as Spice, Herb & Vegetable.

Life Hopquatic

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

Life Hopquatic by Melvin Brewing is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Hubert

Hubert, Melvin Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hubert by Melvin Brewing is an American Pale Ale and is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (category 18B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). American Pale Ales are hop-forward ales (but less so than American IPAs) with enough supporting... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Anchor Christmas Ale - 2019 by Anchor Brewing Co.

Chimay Grande Réserve

Chimay Grande Réserve, Abbaye de Scourmont
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chimay Grande Réserve by Abbaye de Scourmont​ is a Trappist beer and 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... Read More

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