Reviews

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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.

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Vienna Lager by Double Nickel Brewing Co. is a Vienna Lager and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 category 7A.

Dust Bunny

Dust Bunny by Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dust Bunny by Monday Night Brewing is a juicy, hazy hoppy ball of fire and was judged as a Specialty IPA 21B (standard strength, hazy). It surprisingly poured out crystal clear in my glass, while I left a few ounces behind in the can. 

Speed Merchant

Speed Merchant by Platform Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Speed Merchant by Platform Beer Co.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
70
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
6 / 20

Floating Dock Light IPA by 3 Daughters Brewing is being judged as a 21B Specialty IPA-Session Strength IPA. This beer pours a pale gold in the glass with hints of amber and a billow off-white head. The nose initially is a bit grassy and vegetal,... Read More

Hard Apple Cider

Hard Apple Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Hard Apple Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing is being judged as a C1A New World Cider. This Cider pours a quite clear pale straw color, fizzy with minimal head.

Key Lime Cider

Key Lime Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Key Lime Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing is being reviewed as a C2B Cider with Other Fruit. This cider pours a pale straw color with a thin fizzy head that dissipates and a fair amount of haze. On smelling the cider, it's clearly a lime one!

Murky

Murky by North Peak Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Lyn Howard
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

North Peak Brewing Company’s Murky Oat IPA was judged as a BJCP category 21B, Specialty IPA, and this sample presents much like the name might suggest. The aroma starts with a husky, grainy quality that is followed by an earthy, musty funkiness... Read More

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