Reviews

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Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Aspall Grand Cru by Aspall Cider House (Organic) is  being judged as an English Cider, BJCP Category C1B. This cider is petillant and crystal clear. Its mellow aroma consists of apple and fruity acidity. It tastes mildly sweet with restrained... Read More

Stargazer White

Highland Stargazer White, Highland Brewing Co
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Stargazer White by Highland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Witbier (Category 24A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

The beer poured hazy, straw yellow in color with a large, thick, moussy white head that persisted for a very long time. ... Read More

Mandarina IPA

Mandarina IPA, Highland Brewing Co
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mandarina IPA by Highland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer  (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines with a base style of American IPA.

AVL IPA

AVL IPA, Highland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

AVL IPA by Highland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Coconut Contender

Coconut Contender, Duck Foot Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Coconut Contender by Duck Foot Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP category 29A, Fruit Beer.

The beer casts a deep gold color estimated at 6 SRM, throwing a slight haze. A thick and creamy off-white foam exhibits great stand and lacing. Low... Read More

Secret Spot

Secret Spot, Duck Foot Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Secret Spot by Duck Foot Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP category 21A, American IPA.

The beer shows off a deep gold color with very pronounced, almost milky, haze character. An off-white creamy foam of 3 cm tops the liquid and demonstrates... Read More

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Drink This or the Bees Die by Duck Foot Brewing Co. was reviewed as an Alternative Sugar Beer.

King Balaton

King Balaton, Alter Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

King Balaton by Alter Brewing Co. was reviewed as BJCP Category 28C, wild Specialty Beer.

Agavemente

Agavemente, SouthNorte Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Overall, Agavemente by SouthNorte Beer Co. meets the main goal of the Specialty Fruit Beer style (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 29C). It’s a cleanly made refreshing lager beer displaying characteristics of dried hibiscus... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Brouwerij 't Verzet Oud Bruin is an Oud Bruin, judged as BJCP Category 23C. This example is a murky brown color with a solid charge of fizz. The white head dies down after just a moment. Its aroma is acidic and fruity (mostly cherry) with... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Bastogne Ardenne Saison by Brasserie de Bastogne is a Saison refermented with Brettanomyces, judged as BJCP Category 25B. This beer has a restrained, fruity aroma consisting of peach and pear. It is complemented by an equally mild Brett aroma and... Read More

Mountain Jam

Mountain Jam, Southbound Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mountain Jam by Southbound Brewing Co. was judged under the 2015 style guidelines established by the Beer Judge Certification Program via category 34B Mixed-Style Beer.

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chrono 003 // Strawberry El Dorado by Able Seedhouse and Brewery is being evaluated as a BJCP 2015 Fruit Beer (style 29) with a base style of Berliner Weisse (23A) - commonly called a Florida Weisse in Florida, but the description also sounds... Read More

Little Balls of Blue

Little Balls of Blue, Streetside Brewery
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Little Balls of Blue by Streetside Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a Berliner Weisse base style (Category 23A) per the 2015 BJCP Guildines.

High Tea

High Tea, Streetside Brewery
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

High Tea by Streetside Brewery is being judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines).

Combustible Pineapple

Combustible Pineapple, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Combustible Pineapple by Pontoon Brewing is an IPA brewed with pineapple, and was judged as a Specialty IPA (BJCP sub-style 21B). This beer poured pale orange and mostly clear but with a light haze into the glass, where it formed a thin white... Read More

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