Reviews

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Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Okay, here is an unusual one :  a Sour I.P.A.(whiskey barrrel aged). I can't make this up even if I tried. You can't classify it as an I.P.A. and it doesn't fit as a Sour either.  The best category for this beer is as a " Mixed Style*.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Defintion (Braggot) :   An ancient medieval drink comprised of mead made with honey and barley malt. It typically uses 1/3 malted barley, but can have as much as 1/2.  Can have hop bitterness in the recipe.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This is a barrel-aged quad (Belgian Dark Strong Ale) with an abv of 12.1%.  The aroma of this beer was wonderful with hints of dark fruit, raisins and a slight malt sweetness. Neglible in hop aroma, but that is okay and reflects the style... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fruit Beer (29A)

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fruit Beer (29A)

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Specialty Fruit Beer (29C)

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle and reviewed from a  pint glass.

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

I have evaluated the below described beer after a pour from a 12 ounce bottle into a .4L Pilsner glass. Since there are no recognized style guidelines for IPL's the following review is based on known parameters for lagers and how the ingredients... Read More

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Ee Tah! IPA is a Double IPA, and was evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 22A) offering according to BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is an Oatmeal Stout, and was evaluated as an oatmeal stout (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 16B) offering according to BJCP guidelines.  For this style, characteristics of complimentary roast, malt... Read More

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout is a Bourbon Barrel Stout, and was evaluated as a specialty wood-aged beer (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 33B) offering according to BJCP guidelines.  For this style, one... Read More

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

If you are a craft beer lover in today’s market, you are very familiar with this style. We are going to evaluate this beer against category 21A, American IPA. If you are not familiar with this style, it should be a decidedly hoppy and bitter,... Read More

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Silver City Ale is billed as a kettle-soured pale wheat beer. So what we are going to do is judge this beer against category 28B, Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer. This category basically looks for a sour and/or funky version of a base style... Read More

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evaluation of this Belgian Tripel (BJCP style 26C) was made subsequent to a pour from a 12 ounce bottle into a 10 oz. snifter.

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Holy City Brewing’s Paradise is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) with session strength according to the BJCP guidelines. Session India Pale Ales have become very popular in the market over the last few years with their high... Read More

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer is labeled as an American Blonde Ale, or category 18A in the BJCP guidelines. You should expect this beer to be an easy-drinking, malt-oriented style that is well balanced, clean, and refreshing without any aggressive flavors.

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