Reviews

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Sol Crusher

Sol Crusher, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Declared as a Mexican Lager, Sol Crusher by Pontoon Brewing pours a very clear almost amber deep gold color, so it seems to fit best as a BJCP 2015 2B International Amber Lager.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Base by Pontoon Brewing was judged as BJCP Category 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer.

Christmas Pancakes

Christmas Pancakes, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is judged as a Winter Seasonal Beer (30C). The brewer describes this beer as an imperial milk stout with spices, honey and maple syrup. The aroma is strongly influenced by the honey and maple syrup with a particularly rich maple... Read More

ORNG Double IPA

ORNG Double IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

ORNG Double IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co. was reviewed in accordance with the style guidelines as established by the Beer Judge Certification Program under category 22A Double IPA.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

S'mores Imperial Pastry Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

Castle Made of Clouds

Castle Made of Clouds, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Castle Made of Clouds by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was reviewed under #22A (Double IPA) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  The beer poured revealed a hazy, milky liquid that was golden in color.  Very good carbonation that dissipated quickly, however... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 S'mores by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as as Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines Category 33B) with considerations of being an imperial stout aged in multiple... Read More

Das Labyrinth

Das Labyrinth, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Das Labyrinth by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Märzen (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines 6A).

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Mexican Hot Chocolate by Pontoon Brewing was judged as BJCP category 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged beer, with the underlying style category of 22C, Imperial Stout.

Wake Zone

Wake Zone, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wake Zone by Pontoon Brewing was judged as an American IPA, BJCP Category 21A.

New Wave

New Wave, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

New Wave by Pontoon Brewing is a blonde ale and was judged as BJCP Category 18A.

4 Seasons Autumn '20

4 Seasons Autumn '20, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

4 Seasons Autumn ‘20 by Mother Earth Brew Co. was judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (33B). It is described as an Imperial version of an Oatmeal Stout (16B) that was barrel aged and flavored with salted caramel. A barrel aroma is immediately... Read More

4 Seasons Winter '20

4 Seasons Winter '20, Mother Earth Brew Co.
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

4 Seasons Winter ‘20 by Mother Earth Brew Co. was judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (33B). It was brewed with coffee, chocolate and lactose. Coffee leaps out in the aroma and is huge in the nose of this beer. With some additional effort, cocoa... Read More

7 Deadly Stouts

7 Deadly Stouts, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

7 Deadly Stouts by Monday Night Brewing is a flavored, barrel-aged Imperial Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Once Around the Sun

Once Around the Sun, Thompson Island Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Once Around the Sun by Thompson Island Brewing Co. is a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Oh, Sure

Oh, Sure, Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Oh, Sure by Land-Grant Brewing Co. is an American IPA and is being evaluated as an American IPA (category 21A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

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