Reviews

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Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Stash IPA by Independence Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reviewed by: Jessica Sullivan
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
28 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

I am judging this beer as a vegetable beer (30A), with the base style being Imperial Stout (20C).

Reviewed by: Jessica Sullivan
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

I am judging this beer as an American Barleywine (BJCP category 22C) that has been Wood Aged (category 68). 

Reviewed by: Jessica Sullivan
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

I am judging this beer as an American Pale Ale (BJCP category 18B). 

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Dryades by NOLA Brewing is a Belgian sour brown (Oud Bruin) with plums and cherries and is being reviewed as a Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Style Guidelines category 28C).  Oud Bruins are known for their complex malt and fruity characters with... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hoppyright Infringement IIPA by NOLA Brewing is a Double IPA (Category 22A by the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines).  The focus of this style is hops, hops, and more hops.  Additionally, despite being a higher alcohol content style, Double IPAs are... Read More

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

When the Lights Go Out by Sun King Brewery (judged under BJCP category 30A, Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer) is a coffee porter.  That pretty much says it all.  

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sun King Brewery's unique Caramel Apple Tripel (judged under BJCP category 29C, Specialty Fruit Beer) is a curious fusion of styles, methods, and ingredients that work surprisingly well together!

Reviewed by: Josh Weikert
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cold Mountain Winter Ale (judged under BJCP category 30C, Winter Seasonal Beer) is a pleasant surprise for anyone who expects all "winter ales" to be hot and heavy.  Its subtle flavors are a nice change of pace, and it doesn't sacrifice a rich,... Read More

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Holidation, from Garage Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Peppermint Stout, from Garage Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Butta Cup is a Double Brown Ale with added flavors, judged as BJCP Category 34C, Experimental Beer.  This beer starts with a burst of chocolate and peanut butter-like aromas, which hint at sweetness. They smell almost like kids' cereal at first,... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Last Snow is a limited release porter with special flavorings, judged as BJCP Category 30C, Winter Seasonal Beer. 

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer was judged as a #33B (Specialty Wood-Aged Beer ). This can also be judged as an "Autumn Seasonal Beer ", but with the addition of it being aged in bourbon barrels I thought the latter was a better fit. The first scent of this beer had... Read More

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer is a winter ale titled, "Jubelale" that falls under the category of BJCP #30A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable) category. The aroma of this beer had hints of coffee and malt sweetness only. The pour revealed a dark brown color along with a... Read More

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bullfrog Brewing, Le Roar, Oak Aged Framboise, was judged as a Fruit Lambic (with raspberries), category 23F.

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