Reviews

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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

Beer judged as BJCP category  21A, IPA, served in a 250 ml narrow Dupont glass, at 42oF.

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... 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

The beer pours brilliant clear, with a medium amber hue, color estimated at 8 SRM -- well darker than the name suggests.   An initial small cap of off-white foam dissipates in about 15 seconds.   A medium population of outgassing strands laced up... Read More

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

If you have ever climbed Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes with 8 to 10-year-old children on a hot day, this is the exact beer you want while sitting at a picnic table at the bottom the of the Dune Climb watching them tear yet again to the top... Read More

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
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 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 spicy hop character.

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

This review was conducted under the 2015 style guidelines established by the Beer Judge Certification Program under 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

Evaluated as a BJCP2015 Fruit Beer (style 29) with a base style of Berliner Weisse (23A) - commonly called a Florida Weisse in Florida, but the description also sounds like a Catharina Sour (new BJCP2015 style X4).

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 judges 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

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Flotation Device Berliner Weisse - Moscow Mule by Pontoon Brewing is a Berliner Weisse brewed with ginger and lime, and was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B).

Highland Pilsner

Highland Pilsner, Highland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Highland Pilsner by Highland Brewing Co. was judged as a German Pils, BJCP category 5D.

Daycation IPA

Daycation IPA, Highland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Daycation IPA by Highland Brewing Co. was judged as a Specialty IPA, BJCP Category 21B (Session IPA).

Hawaiian Lounge Juice

Hawaiian Lounge Juice, Highland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hawaiian Lounge Juice by Highland Brewing Co. was judged as a Fruit Beer, BJCP category 29A, with Double IPA as the base beer.

Chillax

Chillax, Bootstrap Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Chillax Pineapple Gold Ale by Bootstrap Brewing is a Blonde Ale brewed with pineapple and is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer with a Blonde Ale base-style (categories 29A and 18A (respectively) from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Fruit... Read More

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