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Trooper Sun and Steel

Robinsons Trooper Sun and Steel, Robinsons Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Trooper Sun and Steel by Robinsons Brewery is a pilsner brewed with lager and sake yeast and is being evaluated as a German Pils (category 5D in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). German Pils are noted for their light color, high attenuation,... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Chanukah, Hanukkah Pass the Beer by Shmaltz Brewing Co.

À Tout le Monde

À Tout le Monde, Unibroue
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

À Tout le Monde by Unibroue is a Saison and is being evaluated as a Saison (category 25B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Saisons are typically well-carbonated, well-attenuated beers with a complex balance between phenolics, esters and... Read More

Jungle Joy

Brussels Beer Project Jungle Joy, Brussels Beer Project
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Jungle Joy by Brussels Beer Project is a fruited Belgian Dubbel and is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (category 29 in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The fruit in Fruit Beers should complement the base style without overwhelming it.

Cape May Honey Porter

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Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Honey Porter by Cape May Brewing Co. is an American Porter with honey (judged as an American Porter - BJCP sub-style 20A in conjunction with sub-style 31B – Alternative Sugar Beer). In the glass it formed a thin, modestly retained white head atop... Read More

Captain May IPA

Captain May IPA, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Captain May IPA by Cape May Brewing Co. is an American IPA (judged as such - BJCP sub-style 21A). In the glass it formed a thick white head with moderately strong retention atop a slightly hazy orange brew.

Crushin' It

Crushin' It, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
29 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Crushin' It by Cape May Brewing Co. is a self-described Orange India Pale Ale and was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP sub-style 29A). In the glass it formed a very thin white head without much retention atop a hazy deep orange brew.

Irrationally Exuberant

Irrationally Exuberant, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Irrationally Exuberant by Cape May Brewing Co. is a Golden Sour Ale that was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (BJCP sub-style 28C).

Cloaks & Mirrors

Cloaks & Mirrors, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cloaks & Mirrors by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated in the category of Mixed-Style Beer (2015 BJCP Category 34B) as a sour milkshake IPA with peaches, cinnamon and vanilla.    

Pacer IPA

Pacer IPA, Avery Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pacer IPA by Avery Brewing Co. is a quite dank rendition of the BJCP 21B Specialty IPA style, with the offering being session strength. The hop character satisfies very well, though the malt components are a bit wanting, as is seen rather often... Read More

White Rascal

White Rascal, Avery Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

White Rascal by Avery Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Double Barreled Maple Stout by Avery Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Samuel Adams 2019 Utopias by The Boston Beer Co. is a barrel-aged, very strong ale and is being evaluated as a Wood-Aged Beer (category 33A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Silver & Steel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout by Highland Brewing Co. is being judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B) with an Imperial Stout (category 20C) as its base beer per the 2015 BJCP Guildelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Thunderstruck Coffee Porter by Highland Brewing Co. is being judged as a Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) with an American Porter (Category 20A) base per the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Alpha Abstraction Vol. 9 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

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