Reviews

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Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This is a fruity Brett strain with stone fruit – especially apricot – aromas out front supported by traces of pineapple, citrus and overripe fruit with light bread crumb and a hint of bubble gum.

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Always Ready is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (BJCP 2015 Category 18B). The aroma showcases everything that hop lovers look for in a great pale ale: hop intensity, freshness, complexity and just a tiny hint of malt in the... Read More

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Starr Hill Looking Glass IPA was judged as an American IPA, BJCP Style Category 21A. Fresh grapefruit with some pine resin, a little pineapple and a touch of mango are apparent upfront in the aroma. Very subtle grainy malt lurks beneath the hops... Read More

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Starr Hill Amber Ale was judged as an Irish Red Ale, BJCP Style Category 15A. Light caramel notes with some floral and earthy hops as well as some toasty malt notes come through with a hint of toffee in the aroma.

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

Front Row Golden Ale was judged as a Blond Ale, BJCP Style Category 18A. Fresh lemons and floral hops are present up front. Some low-level honey malt combines with a little lightly-  toasted malt aspect for a nicely balanced aroma presentation.... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evaluated as a BJCP 2015 style 30C - Winter Seasonal Beer. Pours a very deep mahogany brown with a small head of tiny deep tan bubbles that quickly fades to a cordon ring in the glass. The aroma starts with sweet chocolate, a light coffee note,... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 30A (Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer) with Coffee as the Spice, and the base style of 16B Oatmeal Stout (after the first taste). The beer pours a very deep mahogany with reddish highlights and a large tan head... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Evaluated as a BJCP 2015 21A (American IPA), and the cloudiness indicates that this beer is a New England style. Pours a very cloudy whitish light gold with just a hint of red in it. A large head of tiny white bubbles slowly fades to a thin disk... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Vanishing Point 01 by Innis & Gunn is a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout and is being evaluated as a Wood-Aged Beer (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 33A). The best wood-aged beers have a solid base style that is well-complemented by the... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pauwel Kwak by Bosteels Brewery is a Belgian specialty ale and is being judged as a Belgian Specialty Ale (2008 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines category 16E).  The most recent version of the guidelines has eliminated this Belgian "catch-all" category... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Maibock by Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Helles Bock (Category 4C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wild Grape Ale by High Wire Brewing is being evaluated as a Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer (Category 28B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Nitro Irish Stout by Breckenridge Brewery is an Irish Stout and is being evaluated as an Irish Stout (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 15B). Irish stouts are known for their strong roasty flavors, creamy mouthfeel, little malt sweetness and... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Snow Glare Hoppy Wheat by Breckenridge Brewery is an American Wheat Ale and is being evaluated as an American Wheat Beer (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 1D). American wheat beers are noted for having less yeast character and more hop focus... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Perronelle’s Blush by Aspall is an English Cider with blackberry juice and is being evaluated as a cider with other fruit (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category C2B). For this style, the apple and added fruit should have harmony; neither should ... Read More

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mexican Stout by Ship Bottom Brewery was judged as a 30A spice, herb or vegetable beer as defined in the Beer Judge Certification Program Style Guidelines revised in 2015.

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