Reviews

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Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 5 by Wild Leap Brew Co. was judged as a Double IPA (BJCP sub-style 22A). In the glass it formed a moderate white head atop a very hazy copper brew, atypical for the style.

Prize Inside

Prize Inside, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Prize Inside by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Sweet Stout (Category 16A) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines while keeping in mind the intentional addition of peanuts and caramel to the beer.

Juicy Brut

Juicy Brut, Short's Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Brut IPA is not a recognized style in the BJCP guidelines. However, I judged Juicy Brut by Short's Brewing Co. as BJCP category 21B, Specialty IPA.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Slam Dunk by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a New England IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21B) but with the additional twist that it features an addition of lactose. Despite being in this category however, it pours with a burnished golden... Read More

Currant Events

Currant Events, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Currant Events by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C). It pours deep red that stops short of being burgundy with a vivid pink head that’s persistent for minutes and not seconds. Like many... Read More

Dark Subject Matter

Dark Subject Matter, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Dark Subject Matter by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a traditional Imperial Stout (2015 BJCP Category 20C). Black as midnight, rich as motor oil are two of the best phrases for this luscious beer that sits beneath a persistent brown... Read More

Sonoma Tart

Sonoma Tart, Bear Republc Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sonoma Tart by Bear Republic Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Citra Cannon

Citra Cannon, Heavy Seas Beer
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Citra Cannon by Heavy Seas Beer was judged as an American IPA, BJCP category 21A.

Astronaut Sauce IPA

Astronaut Sauce IPA, River Rat Brewery
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Astronaut Sauce by River Rat Brewery is being evaluated as a Juicy/Hazy IPA utilizing the 2018 Brewers Association guidelines. This style is better known to the masses as New England-style IPA and puts a large emphasis... Read More

Materfamilias

Materfamilias, Mother's Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Materfamilias by Mother's Brewing Co.

Five Week Sail

Five Week Sail, Arches Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Five Week Sail by Arches Brewing is a Baltic Porter and is being judged as a Baltic Porter (category 9C from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Baltic Porter is a style that originated in countries along the North Sea with historical ties back... Read More

Tube City IPA

Tube City IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tube City IPA by Coronado Brewing Co.

Tastes Like Space

Tastes Like Space, Belching Beaver Brewery
Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tastes Like Space by Belching Beaver Brewery made with caramel flavoring and cacao nibs. I evaluated it as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) with a base beer style of Sweet Stout (Category 16A) from the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

Mosaic Double IPA

Mosaic Double IPA, Belching Beaver Brewery
Reviewed by: Tracy Hensley
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mosaic Double IPA by Belching Beaver Brewery was evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 22A) according to BJCP guidelines. Despite its ‘in your face’ hop flavor and alcohol heat, this is a surprisingly... Read More

Pervasive Species

Pervasive Species, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pervasive Species by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (Category 28B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

All Y'all

All Y'all, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

All Y’all by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

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