Reviews

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14° ESB

14° ESB, Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

14 Degree ESB by Bent Paddle Brewing Co. is a well-crafted rendition of the Extra Special Bitter (ESB) style with a bit of an American twist. The balanced use of American-style hops in the hop bill to support the typical ESB style malt complexity... Read More

Cold Press Black

Cold Press Black, Bent Paddle 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

Cold Press Black by Bent Paddle Brewing Co is a bit of an anachronism. While having the strength of an IPA and comes off similar to a Black IPA, it is actually a Coffee Ale due to the addition of locally-sourced cold pressed coffee. Due to this,... Read More

Bent Hop

Bent Hop, Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bent Hop Golden IPA by Bent Paddle Brewing Co is a rather subtle yet clean IPA. This one goes against the grain when it comes to most recent IPAs as it will not knock you over the head with over-the-top hop character. However, hops are still the... Read More

Public Ale

Public Ale, Community Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Public Ale by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Strong Bitter (Category 11C) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Legion

Legion, Community Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Legion by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as an Imperial Stout (category 20C) per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Mosaic IPA

Mosaic IPA, Community Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mosaic IPA by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (category 21A) as per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Pearpawsterous

Pearpawsterous, Upland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pearpawsterous by Upland Brewing Co. is a barrel-aged fruited sour ale, judged as BJCP Category 28C, Wild Specialty Ale. This beer's aroma is tart and fruity, with a low, pleasant mustiness. As it warms slightly, it takes on more depth and the... Read More

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus, Jersey Girl Brewing
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

King Gambrinus by Jersey Girl Brewing Co. was reviewed according to style parameters as outlined by the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines under designation 26C Belgian Tripel.

Marine Dream IPA

Marine Dream IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Marine Dream IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

MadeWest IPA

MadeWest IPA, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

MadeWest IPA by MadeWest Brewing Co.

MadeWest Pale Ale

MadeWest Pale Ale, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

MadeWest Pale Ale by MadeWest Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pale Ale (18B) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured a very beautiful straw hue or very light yellow with moderate carbonation.

Two of Tarts

Two of Tarts, Upland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Two of Tarts by Upland Brewing Co. is a Gose, judged as BJCP Category 27, Historical Beer. Fresh tropical fruit makes up the aroma of this beer, with notes of passion fruit and grapefruit. It smells lightly acidic and has a sharp quality.

MadeWest Standard

MadeWest Standard, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

MadeWest Standard by MadeWest Brewing Co.

Just-The-Tip

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
70
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Just-The-Tip by Lumber House Brewery was judged as an American Pale Ale, BJCP 2015 Guidelines (18B). 

L'Attitude

L'Attitude, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jessica Sullivan
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

I am judging L'Attitude by DC Brau and Cape May Brewing Co. as an American IPA. 

Smooth Sail

Smooth Sail, Heavy Seas Beer
Reviewed by: Jessica Sullivan
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
17 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Smooth Sail by Heavy Seas Beer is an American Wheat Beer brewed with citrus peels. Because it is brewed with fruit, I will judge it as a Fruit Beer (29A), assuming the base beer to be an American Wheat Beer (1D). 

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