Reviews

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Murky

Murky by North Peak Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Lyn Howard
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

North Peak Brewing Company’s Murky Oat IPA was judged as a BJCP category 21B, Specialty IPA, and this sample presents much like the name might suggest. The aroma starts with a husky, grainy quality that is followed by an earthy, musty funkiness... Read More

Rascal

Rascal by North Peak Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Lyn Howard
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

North Peak Brewing Company’s Rascal Cherry Porter was judged as a BJCP category 29A Fruit Beer. This beer starts with an inviting chocolate, roasted coffee-like aroma that has hints of cherry and a slight funkiness that is accented by an earthy... Read More

Diabolical

Diabolical by North Peak Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Lyn Howard
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

North Peak Brewing Company’s Diabolical India Pale Ale was judged as a BJCP category 21A American IPA. The aroma is unique combinations of citrus, mango, melon fruitiness blended with a healthy dose of pine, and then the alcohol hits.

La Trappe Quadrupel

La Trappe Quadrupel
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

La Trappe Quadrupel by Trappist Brewery Koningshoeven is a Trappist Quadrupel and is being judged as a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (category 26D from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  La Trappe Quadrupel is an authentic Trappist beer brewed at... Read More

Marshmallow Milk Stout

Marshmallow Milk Stout, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer was judged as a 30A-Spice, Herb or Vegetable beer, with a base style of 16A-Sweet Stout, with Vanilla added, though the bottle does say "Marshmallow Flavor." The beer is a deep brown/black with ruby at the edges, with a big billowy tan... Read More

Belgian-Style Tripel

Belgian-Style Tripel, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was judged as a 26C Belgian Tripel. In the glass, it's a very attractive gold with a frothy white head that persists, leaving lacing on the glass. The nose presents very akin to classic Belgian yeast, but has a saison twist to it.

Inline IPA

Inline IPA, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Inline IPA was judged as a 21A American IPA. In the glass, it's a very attractive pale golden color and quite clear, with a frothy white head -- a Classic West Coast IPA appearance. There is a faint haze to it, likely from the hopping.

Dry English Cider

Dry
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Dry English Cider by Aspall Cider House is an English cider and is being judged as an English Cider (category C1B from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines).  English ciders are typically dry with moderate tannins and an occasional smokiness from a... Read More

Zoigl-Pils

Zoigl-Pils, Zoiglhaus Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Zoigl-Pils by Zoiglhaus Brewing Co. is a North German-Style Pilsner and is being evaluated as a German Pilsner (2015 BJCP Category 5D) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect a golden, clean fermented lager based on high-... Read More

Fastback Racer

Fastback Racer, Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fastback Racer by Bear Republic Brewing Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 BJCP Category 22A) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style, expect intense hops and sufficient supporting malt that stops short... Read More

Racer 500

Racer 500, Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Racer 500 by Bear Republic is an “Indy Pale Ale” and is being evaluated as an IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21A) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect a hoppy and bitter beer with balanced malt character.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bastogne Ardenne Spirit by Brasserie de Bastogne is a Belgian interpretation of an Old Ale and is being judged as a Mixed-Style Beer (category 34B in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines).  The Mixed-Style Beer category is a is a catch-all category for... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mega Mint Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout by Heathen Brewing would normally be judged as a #20C (Imperial Stout), however, this beer has mint in its component, which makes it more qualified under #30A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer). 

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Highland Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing is being judged as a #17C of the Wee Heavy BJCP category, though it has spent time in a bourbon barrel. 

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Highland Charge Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing falls under the category of (#17C) - Wee Heavy of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

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

Bizarre Gardening Accident Kumquat by Motorworks Brewing was reviewed per 2015 style guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program under category 29A Fruit Beer.

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