Reviews

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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

King Balaton by Alter Brewing Co. was reviewed as BJCP Category 28C, wild Specialty Beer.

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

Overall, Agavemente by SouthNorte Beer Co. meets the main goal of the Specialty Fruit Beer style (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 29C). It’s a cleanly made refreshing lager beer displaying characteristics of dried hibiscus... Read More

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 by Brasserie de Bastogne 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... Read More

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

Mountain Jam by Southbound Brewing Co. was judged under the 2015 style guidelines established by the Beer Judge Certification Program via 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

Chrono 003 // Strawberry El Dorado by Able Seedhouse and Brewery is being evaluated as a BJCP 2015 Fruit Beer (style 29) with a base style of Berliner Weisse (23A) - commonly called a Florida Weisse in Florida, but the description also sounds... Read More

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 judged 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

Wreak Havoc

Wreak Havoc, Bootstrap Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wreak Havoc by Bootstrap Brewing is an Imperial Red Ale and is being evaluated as Specialty IPA (category 21B Red IPA). Red IPAs are hoppy and bitter like traditional American IPAs but have more of a malt contribution with flavors of caramel or... Read More

Stick's Pale Ale

Stick's Pale Ale, Bootstrap Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Stick's Pale Ale by Bootstrap Brewing is an American Pale Ale and is being evaluated as such (category 18B of the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). American Pale Ales (aka APAs) are known for having an almost even balance between hop and malt... Read More

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