Reviews

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Oak & Red

Oak & Red, Upland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Oak & Red by Upland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. Acidity is dominant in the aroma with a strong lactic presence and undertones of acetic acid.

Gnarvana

Gnarvana, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gnarvana by Gnarley Barley Brewing Co.

Big Mother Triple IPA

Big Mother Triple IPA, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Big Mother Triple IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops, and more hops. Additionally, despite being... Read More

Jucifer

Jucifer, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Jucifer by Gnarley Barley Brewing Co.

Oak & White

Oak & White, Upland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Oak & White by Upland Brewing Co. is a barrel-aged fruited sour ale, judged as BJCP Category 28C, Wild Specialty Ale. This beer has a tart aroma with layers of complexlty that follow. Low spicing and oak tannins are present, as is a distinct... Read More

Privat

Privat by Brauhaus Riegele
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
98
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Privat by Brauhaus Riegele is being evaluated as a Festbier (2015 BJCP Category 4B).

Steamworks Pilsner

Pilsner, Steamworks Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Steamworks Pilsner by Steamworks Brewing Co. is being judged as BJCP style 5D, German Pils. The beer is served in a stange glass at 41oF.

Flagship IPA

Flagship IPA, Steamworks Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Flagship IPA by Steamworks Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP category 21A,  American IPA, served in a taper-shouldered pint glass at 47oF.

Shared Waters

Shared Waters by Coronado Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shared Waters by Coronado Brewing Co. was judged as a European Sour Ale: Lambic (23D), though it would have faired equally well as a Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (28B). This beer has a sour aroma of slightly funky straw and spice/acidity with a... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
27 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake by Coronado Brewing Co. was judged as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (30A). The base style is an Imperial Stout with the addition of coconut and chocolate. Both coconut and chocolate stand out in the aroma.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries by Pontoon Brewing is a complex fruit beer and was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B). It poured bright purple and opaque into the glass, where it formed a moderate lighter purple head with... Read More

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The Laurentian Series, Lake Superior by Speciation Artisan Ales smells mild but rounded, weaving mild funk, light tropical fruit, citrus, light berry, and hints of oak into a delectable invitation. It drops cloudy straw blanketed by 1” of white... Read More

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Wine Barrel Aged Magic Trait by Speciation Artisan Ales was reviewed as a BJCP category 28C Wild Specialty Beer. This beer is brewed with blackberries and black currants and aged in red wine barrels. Red wine berry smells with a trace of vanilla... Read More

PreFunk Pale Ale

PreFunk Pale Ale by Worthy Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

PreFunk Pale Ale by Worthy Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pale Ale (18B). Aggressive hop aroma that is floral and earthy is backed by a bready, slightly sweet malt aroma. The malt sweetness has a slight caramel aroma. The beer is a pale... Read More

Stoker Red Ale

Stoker Red Ale by Worthy Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Stoker Red Ale by Worthy Brewing Co. was judged as a Specialty IPA: Red IPA (21B). The aroma has hints of pine, wood, and cane sugar. A rich, fluffy off-white head rests on top of a slightly hazy, copper-amber colored beer.

Belgian Golden

Belgian Golden, Double Nickel Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Belgian Golden by Double Nickel Brewing Co. is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 guideline 25C.

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