Reviews

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Poive Raz

Poive Raz by Springdale Beer
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Poive Raz is an American Wild Ale being judged in the Wild Specialty Beer category (2015 BJCP Guidelines 28C) as a golden sour lager aged on raspberries and pink peppercorns. The aroma features puréed raspberries in abundance with an underlying... Read More

No Fuzz

No Fuzz by Springdale Beer
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

No Fuzz is an American Wild Ale being judged in the Wild Specialty Beer category (2015 BJCP Guidelines 28C) as a golden foeder beer aged on yellow nectarines in stainless steel & French oak. The aroma is initially a tad off-putting with sharp... Read More

Amirite?!

Amirite?! by Springdale Beer
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

AmIRite?! is an American IPA being judged in the Specialty IPA category (2015 BJCP Category 21B) as a New England-style IPA. A bouquet of hops, featuring elements of hibiscus soaked in grapefruit juice, jumps out of the glass.

Derogation

Derogation by Hidden Cove Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Derogation by Hidden Cove Brewing is described as a sour golden ale aged in Hungarian oak red wine barrels with Alicante wine grapes, which puts it under the Wild Specialty Ale per BJCP 2015 Category 28C.

Bludgeon Double IPA

Bludgeon Double IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Bludgeon Double IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing is a Double IPA and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 Category 22A. This beer looks something like honey blossom honey with a light amber color with a deep orange hue, good clarity despite slight haze... Read More

Patroon IPA

Patroon IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Patroon IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing is an American IPA and is being reviewed as such (BJCP 2015 Category 21A). It pours a deep golden color with an orange hue from some haze and a lasting off-white head.

Blonde de l'Enfer

Blonde de l'Enfer by Unibroue
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Unibroue has been tempting lovers of Belgian-style beer for 25 years. To celebrate that anniversary, Unibroue has brewed Blonde de l’Efner, a Belgian Golden Strong Ale (BJCP Category 25C).

Sunshine Chugsuckle

Sunshine Chugsuckle by Mother's Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mother's Brewing Sunshine Chugsuckle is a New England-style India Pale Ale and is being reviewed as a Specialty IPA (BJCP category 21B of the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines).  New England IPAs (NEIPAs) are newcomers to the widely popular IPA scene. ... Read More

pFriem Extra Pale Ale

Extra Pale Ale by pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer was judged as an American Pale Ale - BJCP 2015 Category 18B.

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

This beer was judged as a Flanders Red Ale BJCP 2015 Category 23B.  It initially poured as a beautiful red color, clear and leaving a picturesque white lacing around the glass.  The visuals alone made me want to take a sip.  The aroma was very... Read More

Saison de Rose

Saison de Rose by Free Will Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Saison de Rose is an Oak Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale with Fruit and Spices, judged as BJCP Category 33A, Wood-Aged Beer.

Kragle IPA

Kragle IPA by Free Will Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Kragle IPA is an American IPA, BJCP Category 21A. Classic West-coast hop aromas dominate this beer (pine, resin, citrus), and are strong in intensity. It pours a yellow-gold color with a bit of haze. The flavor is hoppy and clean, with mostly... Read More

C.O.B.

C.O.B. by Free Will Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

C.O.B. is an Imperial Brown Ale with coffee, judged as BJCP Category 30A (Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer). Mild roast coffee, toffee, and toasted malt are the predominant aromas of this beer.

White Caps

White Caps by Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Lyn Howard
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Cape May Brewing Company’s White Caps Double IPA was judged against the BJCP category 22A (Double IPA).  This fresh, fruit forward Double IPA bursts with melon, mango and resin-like, piney hop aromas and flavors, on a clean, slightly sweet malt... Read More

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned by Free Will Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Stay Tuned is an Imperial Stout, BJCP Category 20C. The aroma of this beer is super clean. It's roasty and smooth, and that's about it. Surprisingly, the roasted character doesn't accompany any coffee, smokey, or fruity aromas; it's simply clean... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cloudy with a Chance of Charcuterie is a New England-style IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B. This beer's aroma consists of dense grapefruit and orange, with pine in the background.

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