Reviews

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Pinky Sweater

Pinky Sweater, Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pinky Sweater is a pilsner brewed with red rice, judged as BJCP category 5D, German Pilsner. There is just no way to describe this beer well enough. It begins with a mostly neutral aroma, but with a definite adjunct character.

Oyster Bay Pilsner

Pilsner by Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Pilsner from Oyster Bay Brewing Co is a German Pilsner, or category 5d in the BJCP guidelines.

Captain Kidd V2.5

Captain Kidd V2.5 by Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Captain Kidd IPA is your standard, and ever-so-popular American IPA, which is category 21a in the BJCP guidelines.

Wernesgrüner Dark

Wernesgruner Dark, Wernesgrüner Brauerei
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wernesgrüner Dark is a Schwarzbier. The interesting thing about this style is that many people assume the dark (nearly black) beer is an ale based solely on color. But a schwarzbier is actually a black lager. So you can tell those people that not... Read More

Licher Weizen

Licher Weizen, Licher Privatbrauerei
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

I am judging this beer against the BJCP guidelines category 10a, Weissbier. A traditional weissbier should be a pale, refreshing German wheat beer with high carbonation, a dry finish, a fluffy mouthfeel and a distinctive banana and clove yeast... Read More

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Tunnel Vision DDH w/Citra by Bearded Iris Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Devil’s Harvest Breakfast IPA by Southern Prohibition is a session-strength IPA and was judged as an American IPA (BJCP sub-style 21A). It poured very light, with a straw-like color and mostly clear into the glass, where it displayed a modest... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Crowd Control Imperial IPA by Southern Prohibition Brewing is an Imperial or Double IPA and was judged as a Double IPA (BJCP sub-style 22A). It poured light orange and clear into the glass, where it formed a thick and lasting white head.

Orange Door

Orange Door, Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Orange Door is an American IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21A. This beer has moderate hop aroma that is fruity and sweet. There are classic citrus notes, specifically grapefruit. It pours an orange-yellow color with a low, wispy white head.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Double Chocolate Milk Stout by Southern Prohibition Brewing is a Chocolate Milk Stout and was judged as a Sweet Stout (BJCP sub-style 16A). It poured dark brown and opaque into the glass where it quickly displayed a thick, creamy and lasting tan... Read More

Coco Chaos IPA

Coco Chaos IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Coco Chaos IPA from Coronado Brewing, is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Elbow Patches

Elbow Patches by The Virginia Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer smells like my last breakfast: fresh oatmeal, mild roast, traces of city roast coffee, a hint of nuts and a mild sweetness suggesting coffee and cream.

Fresh Powder

Fresh Powder by The Virginia Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer smells like sitting outside on a warm sunny spring day eating a cup of citrus, tropical fruit and melon with a fresh baguette nearby and aromas of finished compost and fresh cut grass far in the background.

Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This is a fruity Brett strain with stone fruit – especially apricot – aromas out front supported by traces of pineapple, citrus and overripe fruit with light bread crumb and a hint of bubble gum.

Always Ready

Always Ready by Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Always Ready is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (BJCP 2015 Category 18B). The aroma showcases everything that hop lovers look for in a great pale ale: hop intensity, freshness, complexity and just a tiny hint of malt in the... Read More

Looking Glass

Looking Glass by Starr Hill Brewery
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Starr Hill Looking Glass IPA was judged as an American IPA, BJCP Style Category 21A. Fresh grapefruit with some pine resin, a little pineapple and a touch of mango are apparent upfront in the aroma. Very subtle grainy malt lurks beneath the hops... Read More

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