Reviews

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Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer was judged as an American IPA - BJCP 2015 Category 21A.

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer was judged as a Flanders Red Ale BJCP 2015 Category 23B.  It initially poured as a beautiful red color, clear and leaving a picturesque white lacing around the glass.  The visuals alone made me want to take a sip.  The aroma was very... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Saison de Rose is an Oak Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale with Fruit and Spices, judged as BJCP Category 33A, Wood-Aged Beer. This beer begins with an acidic aroma, with notes of lighter fruits and low spiciness. After awhile in the glass, a low oak... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Kragle IPA is an American IPA, BJCP Category 21A. Classic West-coast hop aromas dominate this beer (pine, resin, citrus), and are strong in intensity. It pours a yellow-gold color with a bit of haze. The flavor is hoppy and clean, with mostly... Read More

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

C.O.B. is an Imperial Brown Ale with coffee, judged as BJCP Category 30A (Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer). Mild roast coffee, toffee, and toasted malt are the predominant aromas of this beer.

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

Cape May Brewing Company’s White Caps Double IPA was judged against the BJCP category 22A (Double IPA).  This fresh, fruit forward Double IPA bursts with melon, mango and resin-like, piney hop aromas and flavors, on a clean, slightly sweet malt... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Stay Tuned is an Imperial Stout, BJCP Category 20C. The aroma of this beer is super clean. It's roasty and smooth, and that's about it. Surprisingly, the roasted character doesn't accompany any coffee, smokey, or fruity aromas; it's simply clean... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie is a New England-style IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B. This beer's aroma consists of dense grapefruit and orange, with pine in the background.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Morning Wood is a flavored Imperial Porter aged in oak barrels, judged as BJCP Category 33A.  Cafe mocha aroma is this beer's first impression, complemented by sweetness, vanilla, and oak undertones. They blend very well and together are rich and... Read More

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

It smells like red wine, balsamic vinegar, a teenage boy’s clothes closet, fruit skin, with traces of tobacco, vanilla and coconut. This beer is judged as a BJCP 23B (Flanders Red Ale). In the glass the beer hisses like a snake with streams of... Read More

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is reviewed as a BJCP 28B (Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer). This beer captures an interesting Brett at an interesting stage and its worth buying a bottle to participate in the event.

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Aromas of strong milk chocolate covered by cloying candied orange peel and vanilla jelly with a lingering note of warm bourbon vanilla.  A very low tan film with sea spray-like legs cover the glass over an opaque dark brown stout color.

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This hazy Double IPA leads with ethanol and hop bitterness, followed by unusual, but interesting, aromas of white milk chocolate and aggressive resin flavors.   

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

KettleHouse Brewing Company's Fresh Bongwater Hemp Ale was evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer with a base beer style of Blonde Ale (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program [BJCP] Category 30A and 18A, respectively).

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This is a sessionable example of a Scottish Export (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 14C), with uncharacteristic but enjoyable burnt, smoky, and roasted aroma notes.

Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A solid IPA, good looking with a well-developed aroma profile.  For the IPA style (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 21A - American IPA), the conflicting, bitter, and chalky flavors as well as a carbonic mouthfeel are... Read More

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