Reviews

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Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wee Demon 95-Calorie IPA by Two Roads Brewing Co. was judged as a Session IPA (Style 21B per BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines).

Hazy Boom

Hazy Boom, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hazy Boom by Garage Brewing Co. was judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 21B, Specialty IPA: New England IPA.

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Cherry Chocolate Milk Stout by Garage Brewing Co. was judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 29A, Fruit Beer.

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

95 Shilling Imperial Scotch Ale by Wild Heaven Beer was judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (33B) that is generally based on a Scottish Wee Heavy (17C).

Tropical Shirts

Tropical Shirts, Wise Man Brewing
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

I will be judging this beer as a category 28C Wild Specialty beer.

Hello, LA

Hello, LA, Highland Park Brewery
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hello, LA by Highland Park Brewery is a classic West Coast-Style IPA, so I will be judging it against Category 21A, American IPA.

Timbo Pils

Timbo Pils, Highland Park Brewery
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Timbo Pils by Highland Park Brewery was judged as an International Pale Lager.

Conceited Genius 2.0

Conceited Genius 2.0, Wise Man Brewing
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

I will be judging this beer as BJCP style 21B, Specialty IPA. While not an official category quite yet, the New England Style IPA still falls in that 21B catch-all category to fill in all the popular IPA variants.

Pre-Pro Lager

East Brother Beer Pre-Pro Lager, East Brother Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pre-Pro Lager by East Brother Beer Co.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Birthday Month Barrel Aged Cake and Ice Cream Stout by Wild Leap Brew Co. was judged as category 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, in the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Birthday Month Triple IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being billed as a triple IPA, so it was judged under the 21B category, Specialty IPA, in the 2015 BJCP guidelines. However, one could argue that it should fit into the double IPA category 22a.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Blood Orange Berliner-Weisse by Goat Island Brewing is a Berliner Weisse with blood orange and was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP sub-style 29A).

Richter's Pilsner

Richter's Pilsner, Goat Island Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Richter’s Pilsner by Goat Island Brewing is a Pre-Prohibition Lager and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 27, Historical Beer -- Pre-Prohibition Lager).

Strawgator

Strawgator, Abita Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Strawgator by Abita Brewing Co. was served in a narrow taper tall glass at 43oF. and judged as BJCP category 29 A: Fruit Beer. 

Red Clay IPA

Red Clay IPA, Red Clay Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Red Clay IPA by Red Clay Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 14 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 22A). It poured slightly hazy and golden into the glass, forming an impressively dense white head with excellent retention.

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