Reviews

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Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale by Innis & Gunn is a bourbon barrel-aged Scottish Export and is being judged as a Wood Aged Beer (category 33A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Wood aged beers typically display a harmony between the wood and... Read More

Blind Pirate

Blind Pirate, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Blind Pirate Double IPA by Monday Night Brewing was reviewed as a Double IPA (BJCP style 22A).

Han Brolo

Han Brolo, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Han Brolo by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This golden ale poured hazy with a thick white foamy head.  The haze made it hard to see bubbles rising as a sign... Read More

I'm On A Boat

I'm On A Boat, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

I’m on a Boat by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Blonde Ale (Category 18C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Gin Joy Ale

Gin Joy Ale by Right Brain Brewery
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gin Joy Ale by Right Brain Brewery is a vanilla cream ale that's been aged in a gin barrel. I'm judging this as a 33b-Specialty Wood-Aged Beer. In the glass, it's a very clear pale gold with a persistent white head. The nose is immediately gin... Read More

Spinal Tapper

Spinal Tapper by Right Brain Brewery
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Spinal Tapper by Right Brain Brewery is a Double IPA, judged as a 22A Double IPA. While a well-made beer, it misses the mark in terms of balance and, quite frankly, hop character.

Naughty Girl Stout

Naughty Girl Stout by Right Brain Brewery
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Naughty Girl Stout is a Mint Stout brewed by Right Brain Brewery and is being judge as a category 30A-Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.

Lupulin River

Lupulin River by Knee Deep 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

Lupulin River from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This Double IPA pours a medium-gold color and is very clear with a rocky white head that is quite persistent.

Stoutello

Stoutello by Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Stoutello from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Man Juice

Man Juice by Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Man Juice Mandarin IPA from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

High River

High River by Platform Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Rodney A. Tillinghast
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

High River by Platform Beer Co. is being judged as a bourbon-barrel aged stout (Style 33B—Specialty Wood Aged).

Night Game

Night Game, Sketchbook Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Night Game is a Double IPA brewed with honey, judged as BJCP Category 22A. This beer’s aroma consists of moderately-high levels of citrus, grapefruit and resinous hops. It is a bright, slightly sweet smelling and very pleasant aroma.

Corrosion

Corrosion, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Corrosion by Cape May Brewing Company is a Kettle-soured IPA and was judged as a Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (BJCP sub-style 28B).

Kinroo Blue

Kinroo Blue by Brouwerij Martens
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Kinroo Blue Belgian by Brewery Martens is a Belgian Witbier and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 category 24A. This beer looks the part with a light yellow color, slight haze and a dense white head that lasts and leaves a lovely Belgian lacing... Read More

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.

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