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Turbulence

Turbulence, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Arches Brewing's Turbulence is being evaluated as a American Pale Ale (BJCP 18B) albeit as a hazy version of it. True to its name, there's quite of bit of "turbulence" to this brew when you pour it. Extremely hazy with a bit of particulate matter... Read More

Heritage Helles

Heritage Helles, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Heritage Helles by Arches Brewing is being evaluated as a Munich Helles (BJCP 4A). It poured with a burnished golden color, brilliant clarity, and a wispy head of white foam. Malt dominates both the nose and the flavor and presents as hay, grain... Read More

Fruit Cup Vol. 2

Fruit Cup Vol. 2, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fruit Cup Volume 2 by Pontoon Brewing is quite the... Read More

Surf Rock Candy Shandy

Surf Rock Candy Shandy, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Surf Rock Candy Shandy by Pontoon Brewing is an... Read More

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Pontoon NEIPA by Pontoon... Read More

Hiya Gourdie

Hiya Gourdie, Motorworks Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Hiya Gourdie by Motorworks Brewing is a pumpkin ale brewed with additions of galangal root, a ginger-like root vegetable, and was judged as an Autumn Seasonal beer (BJCP sub-style 30B). It poured dark amber with... Read More

Sirène

Sirène, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sirène by Arches Brewing is an International Pale Lager brewed by Arches Brewing, judged as BJCP Category 2A.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Passion Project by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

Dabinett

Dabinett, Snow Capped Cider
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dabinett* by Snow Capped Cider is a single varietal cider being judged against  BJCP category C1A, New World Ciders.

Wickson Crabapple

Wickson Crabapple, Snow Capped Cider
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Wickson Crabapple by Snow Capped Cider is being judged according to BJCP category C1A, New World Ciders. These ciders are usually made with table-culinary apples, sometimes blended with bittersharp and/or tannic varieties/crabapples to provide... Read More

Frog-Get About It

Frog-Get About It, Metazoa Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Frog-Get About It by Metazoa Brewing Co. was reviewed under BJCP Style 21A: American IPA.

Grandpa's Pipe

Grandpa's Pipe, Seedstock Brewery
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Grandpa's Pipe by Seedstock Brewery was judged as  category 32B, specialty Smoked Beer.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee by Guinness St. James's Gate Brewery is a nitro coffee stout with a traditional dry Irish stout as the base beer.

Big IPA

Big IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is judged as a Double IPA (22A). The aroma is dominated by malt sweetness with a touch of caramel. The hops are more subtle than anticipated with floral and resinous aromas. The color is golden with hints of copper/orange.

Sparkling IPA

Sparkling IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sparkling IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as an American IPA (21A). Malt and hops dominate the aroma with a nice balance and overall character. The malt aroma is very clean with no caramel or dark malt character. The hops are slightly... Read More

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cherry Bounce Berliner Weisse by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a 29a Fruit Beer with 23a Berliner Weisse as the substyle and cherries as the fruit, per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

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