Reviews

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Sparkly Princess

Sparkly Princess, Holy City Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sparkly Princess by Holy City Brewing is a sour IPA which doesn’t really have a true home in the BJCP 2015 guidelines. The closest fit is probably 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer. Despite the lack of a home, it has become an increasingly popular... Read More

Madam Basil

Madam Basil, Holy City Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Madam Basil by Holy City Brewing is a Saison, but due to the addition of basil will be judged as a Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer under BJCP 2015 category 30A with a base of Saison (category 25B).

Upslope Brown Ale

Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Upslope Brown Ale by Upslope Brewing Co. is a delicious malt-forward rendition of the BJCP Category 19C American Brown Ale, though the hop character of this offering is perhaps a bit more representative of a 13B British Brown Ale.

Upslope Citra Pale Ale

Upslope Citra Pale Ale, Upslope Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Upslope Citra Pale Ale by Upslope Brewing Co. is an extremely dank rendition of the BJCP 18B American Pale Ale style. Interestingly, while it is advertised as being Citra hopped, the hop character comes out more as a Simcoe-dominant offering.

Upslope Craft Lager

Upslope Beer Craft Lager
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Upslope Craft Lager by Upslope Brewing Co. is a refreshing American lager that, when cold, is a quite delicious treat, but when it warms, there are a few issues noted. This beer is being evaluated as a Category 1B American Lager as per the 2015... Read More

Chickow!

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Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chickow! by Listermann Brewing Co. is a complex brown ale and, as instructed, was judged as an American Brown Ale (BJCP sub-style 19C).

Kölsch Style Ale

Kölsch Style Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Kölsch Style Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as Kölsch (5B). A grainy and slightly sweet aroma is present in this beer. Just a touch of diethyl sulfide makes it smell a little bit like cooked corn.

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale by pFriem Family Brewers​ was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (29B). The base style is a Saison (25B). The typical earthy aromas often found in a Saison are present in this beer. Some wheat malt sweetness is backed by a... Read More

Nectarine Golden Ale

Nectarine Golden Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Nectarine Golden Ale by pFriem Family Brewers​ was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (28C). Nectarine flesh is notable in combination with some sweet malt and fermentation characteristics that are quite subtle in the nose. The pour is somewhat... Read More

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.

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