Reviews

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Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Better Life Choices IPA by Atwater Brewery is a great example of a well-crafted IPA that clearly bucks the trend against the typical “hop smackdown” IPA offerings.  This is a very flavorful IPA that still delivers great balance and drinkability,... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 30 (Spiced Beer - BJCP treats chili peppers as a spice, not a fruit), with the underlying style of 21A (American IPA). A large white head, sitting on top of an almost clear medium gold beer, has small... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 29A (Fruit Beer) with the base style of 1C (Cream Ale). Pours a very clear deep gold with a large poofy ivory colored head that persists for a long time. A very light blueberry aroma to start with light bread dough,... Read More

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evaluated as a BCJP 2015 style 29A (Fruit Beer) with the underlying style of 10A (Weissbier). Pours a cloudy light gold with a slight pinkish tint, and with a large light cream colored head that stays around for a long time and leaves small rings... Read More

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

LIFT (judged under BJCP category 5B, Kolsch) is an inoffensive and unremarkable beer, which may be exactly what the brewers intended.

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

PscHOPathy (judged as BJCP Category 21A, American IPA) from Mad Tree is a solid but unremarkable member of an ever-expanding universe of American IPAs.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is an Imperial IPA and the closest category that I can find to place this in is the Double IPA (#22A). This would have more hops (bittering) and more alcohol than a Double IPA and should not be imbibed lightly. This is a big beer in all... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The American IPA BJCP category 21A  poured a very light straw color,  almost a blonde in some respects. Very good clarity and a light carbonation ringed the side of the glass. The aroma of this beer had hints of pineapple, pine and very little... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Blonde Ale (BJCP #18A) poured a nice light straw color very little carbonation. The aroma was lightly hopped and the no malt detected. The flavor was light, as expected for this style.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was given to me as a BJCP category 28 C., Barrel Aged American Sour Ale on raspberries and cranberries.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is another category 28C, Specialty Wild Beer. The reason this category is chosen is because of the use of souring bugs, barrel aged, and fruit added. It's a good candidate for that category.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mango IPA -- Judged as BJCP category 29 A, Fruit Beer.

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This evaluation was predicated on the Beer Judge Certification Program style guidelines of 2015 category 26C Belgian Tripel.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Beer judged as BJCP category 21A, American IPA. Served at 45 degrees F.

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

Crunch by Manayunk Brewing Company is being evaluated as an American Porter (Category 20A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Four Seasons of Mother Earth Summer by Mother Earth Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

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