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Abita Amber Lager

Abita Amber Lager, Abita Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Abita Amber Lager by Abita Brewing Co. was judged against the 2015 BJCP guidelines for category 2B International Amber Lager.  

Tres Barbas

Tres Barbas, Red Clay Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Tres Barbas by Red Clay Brewing Co. is a Mexican Lager and was judged as an International Pale Lager (BJCP sub-style 2A).

Huckleberry Cream Ale

Huckleberry Cream Ale, Laughing Dog Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Huckleberry Cream Ale by Laughing Dog Brewing is a fruit “cream ale” with huckleberry and was judged as a Fruit Beer (29A). The first thing to notice in this beer is the big, fruity character.

7B Hazy IPA

7B Hazy IPA, Laughing Dog Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

7B Hazy IPA by Laughing Dog Brewing is a Hazy IPA and is judged as Specialty IPA: New England IPA (21B). An aroma of citrus wafts out and into the nose, pleasantly combining with malt sweetness with a hint of a fresh bread and mild yeast... Read More

Rocket Dog Rye IPA

Rocket Dog Rye IPA, Laughing Dog Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rocket Dog Rye IPA by Laughing Dog Brewing is a Rye IPA and was judged as a Specialty IPA: Rye IPA (21B). The aroma of this beer is decidedly malty with a modest hop aroma for an IPA. The malt is slightly caramelly and sweet.

Tie 9 On

Tie 9 On, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tie 9 On by Monday Night Brewing pours a dark black color with opaque clarity. A sudsy mocha-colored head of large bubbles is persistent almost the entire time the beer was consumed. The initial aroma consists of a medium-high sweetness, which is... Read More

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With A Little Help From My Friends by Monday Night Brewing pours a medium gold color with opaque clarity. A spongy bone white head quickly falls and leaves a thin ring and layer of tiny white bubbles around the glass. The aroma consists of a  ... Read More

Be Easy - Citra

Be Easy - Citra, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Be Easy - Citra by Monday Night Brewing pours a medium-gold color with opaque clarity of murky and milky clarity due to clearly suspended yeast and hop matter. A meringue-like head of tiny white bubbles is everlasting and leaves a nice lacing on... Read More

Long Ride Pale Ale

Long Ride Pale Ale, Confluence Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Long Ride Pale Ale by Confluence Brewing Co. is an American Pale Ale and is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (category 18B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). American Pale Ales are hop-forward ales (but less so than American IPAs)... Read More

Feasta

Feasta, Väsen Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Feasta by Väsen Brewing Co. is being evaluated as Specialty IPA: New England IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Provisional Style guidelines. 

This beer poured a light golden, very hazy color. The glass was crowned by a big foamy white... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fear.Movie.Lions by Stone Brewing Co. is a East Coast Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops.

Stone Delicious IPA

Stone Delicious IPA, Stone Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Delicious IPA by Stone Brewing Co.

Over the Ivy

Over the Ivy, Confluence Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Over the Ivy by Confluence Brewing Co.

Don't Haze Me Bro

Don't Haze Me Bro, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Don’t Haze Me Bro by Pontoon Brewing is an IPA (BJCP category 21A), but as the name insinuates, it crosses over into Specialty IPA subcategory (21B) as a hazy New England-style IPA. 

Belch's

Belch's, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Belch’s by Pontoon Brewing is a Berliner Weisse (BJCP category 23A), but due to the fruit additions it falls into Fruit Beer (BJCP category 29A). This beer pours a dirty rose color that is very hazy due to the pectin and wheat with an off-white... Read More

Medalla Light

Medalla Light, Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Medalla Light brewed by Cervecera de Puerto Rico is being evaluated as an American Light Lager (BJCP 2015 Guidelines Style 1A).

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