Reviews

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Reviewed by: Sandy Cockerham
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hop Butcher’s Milkstachio Milk Stout brewed with Cacao Nibs and Natural Pistachio Flavor has a pretty cool name.

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

A double strength, BJCP Category 21B (specialty IPA), Hop Butcher’s Mellotron Azacca-Hopped New England-Style Double India Pale Ale began with moderate hop aroma that was a mix of piney resin, zippy spice, some mango and a cup of fruit cocktail... Read More

Reviewed by: Sandy Cockerham
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hop Butcher’s ‘Your Wish Is Granted’ Citra & Nelson Sauvin-Hopped West Coast Double India Pale Ale, a BJCP category 22A, Double IPA.

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

This Partner Ships Series beer, Olde Ale, which is a collaboration between Heavy Seas and Union Craft Brewing is being evaluated as an old ale (2015 BJCP Category 17B) despite the addition of brown sugar.  In this beer, patience is truly a... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Holy City Brewing's Overly Friendly is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) according to the BJCP guidelines. With the plethora of choices out there in the India Pale Ale category, this beer holds its own and offers enough hop... Read More

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Peace Tree Brewing Company's No Coast IPA is being reviewed as an American IPA (BJCP Category 21A).  This beer poured a medium gold color with a lovely white head.  The aroma was upfront hops of citrus, pine, mango and other tropical notes.  It... Read More

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Peace Tree Brewing Company's Kiss From A Gose is being evaluated as an Historical Beer BJCP Category 27-gose.  This German Gose poured with a huge white head that died almost immediately to no bubbles on surface at all which was a bit... Read More

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Peace Tree Brewing Company's Blonde Fatale is a wonderful Belgian Blonde Ale and is being evaluated as 2015 BJCP Category 25A.  The upfront aroma has light fermentation phenolics and pear like esters.  There is a light sweet malt behind with a... Read More

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Although it fights definition, this beer can best be described as a barrel-aged Belgian Dark Strong ale, with a touch of stout or Baltic Porter for inspiration - however you define it, though, there's no doubt that it's a beer worth drinking.

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

American IPA (BJCP category 21A) is a well-traveled road these days, and Southern Sky's Georgia 1UP IPA is a familiar and pleasant walk down it.

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Southern Sky's interpretation on an English Porter, Schwarzschild is a good, basic entry into the style but lacks complexity.  It was evaluated as an English Porter, BJCP Category 13C.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

BJCP Category  33B  Wood Aged Imperial Stout

Reviewed by: Michael Moore
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This IPA is a beautiful looking beer, golden yellow in color and crystal clear with an off-white head that persists.  The aroma is big on grapefruit followed by a fresh pine resin smell.  Some malty notes are in the background reminding me of... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Moore
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Coffee Porter pours a beautiful cascade going up the glass, much like a nitro draught beer pour.  The beer is brown/black in color with a light brown creamy head that perisits.  The aroma is all fresh coffee with some roasty notes and faint... Read More

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

While I appreciated the firm malty candy character of the beer, it seemingly overloads it and nothing else but that particular character of it seems to exist. It features a lovely deep red tawny appearance, with a low head suggesting its... Read More

Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This trippel poured a massive white head, whipped cream like, remaining firm. It lasted to the bottom of the glass with some terrific leftover lacing. In the nose, notes perceived included vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and minor amounts of zest... Read More

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