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

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Concrete Ship by Cape May Brewery is a barrel-aged Imperial Stout and is being evaluated as a Wood-Aged Beer (category 33A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Imperial Stouts are the strongest of the stouts frequently... Read More

Higher Burnin IPA

Higher Burnin IPA, LIC Beer Project
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Higher Burnin IPA by LIC Beer Project is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). New England IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop forward character,... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Blueberry Spaceship Box by Superstition Meadery is a Blueberry Cider and is being evaluated as a Cider with Other Fruit (category C2B from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines).  For this style, the cider and fruit should have harmony without either... Read More

Lyrical Poet

Lyrical Poet, Sun King Brewery
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Lyrical Poet by Sun King Brewery is an Imperial Stout aged with chocolate and raspberries for 13 months in bourbon whiskey barrels.  It is considered a Mix-Style Beer (category 34B in the BJCP Guidelines). The trick with these mixed style beers... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Insufficient Clearance IPA by Sketchbook Brewing Co. is an IPA that best fits under the BJCP category 21B for specialty IPA as a New England style. This style separates itself from the normal American IPA by its excessive haze, low bitterness,... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro by Belching Beaver Brewery​ was judged as an Experimental Beer (34C). Peanut butter is layered with chocolate, and these two dominant aromas... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Moody Tongue Oak Barrel Aged Flanders Red Ale by Moody Tongue Brewing Co. was judged as a Flanders Red Ale (23B). Notes of acetic acid linger on a bed of cherry fruit with hints of wood and leather. The acidity is... Read More

Barrel Aged Helios

Barrel Aged Helios, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Helios by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Double Cup / Purple Stuff by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hazy River India Pale Lager by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) according to the 2015  BJCP Style Guidelines.

Honeybird

Honeybird, Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Honeybird by Sketchbook Brewing Co. is a Pale Ale featuring additions of honey & basil.

Deuce Coupe DIPA

Deuce Coupe DIPA, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Deuce Coupe DIPA by Garage Brewing Co. will be evaluated against BJCP category 22a. Basically what we are looking for is “an intensely hoppy, fairly strong pale ale without the big, rich, complex maltiness and residual sweetness and body of an... Read More

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Peanut Butter Korova Milk Porter by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is going to be judged against the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category (BJCP 30A), with a Baltic porter as the base style.  

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

I Need S'more Brownie Batter Batch #1 by Pontoon Brewing was judged as an Imperial Stout (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines, Style 20C).

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Challenge Series #11 Double Brut IPA by Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Buenos Tiempos

Buenos Tiempos, Belching Beaver Brewery
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Buenos Tiempos by Belching Beaver Brewery a Mexican Lager and is being evaluated as a BJCP 2015 style 2A International Pale Lager. It pours with a big poofy (but fairly loose) white head that quickly fades to a small cordon ring at the edge of... Read More

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