Reviews

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Fearless Youth

Fearless Youth, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fearless Youth by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is being judged as BJCP category 8A, Munich Dunkel, and is presented in a traditional 200 ml stange glass at 45oF. The color is a amber -orange-dark copper of roughly 13 SRM (on the light end of the... Read More

Tropical Jammer

Tropical Jammer, Sixpoint Brewery
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Tropical Jammer by Sixpoint Brewery is being evaluated under BJCP guidelines Category 29A, Fruit Beer. The base beer is Category 27A, Historical Beer, Gose.

Fruit Cup Vol. 1

Fruit Cup Vol. 1, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fruit Cup Vol. 1 by Pontoon Brewing was reviewed following an initial pour from a 16 ounce can into a 12 ounce goblet and rated as per style guidelines as provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program under subheading 29B Fruit and Spice Beer... Read More

Woodbreaker

Woodbreaker, Urban Artifact
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Woodbreaker by Urban Artifact was described as a black cherry lemonade and a  “Midwest Fruit Tart” with sweet dark cherries, lemon juice and vanilla beans, and it was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B).

Pocketwatch

Pocketwatch, Urban Artifact
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
73
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

Pocketwatch by Urban Artifact was described as including Concord grapes, red plums and black currants, was listed on the can as a Midwest Fruit Tart, and was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B).

Pinwheel

Pinwheel, Urban Artifact
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pinwheel by Urban Artifact was described as a “Gose with orange and vanilla bean” and was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (BJCP sub-style 29B). In the glass it formed a very temporary thin white head atop a slightly hazy gold-orange brew. The... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Concrete Ship by Cape May Brewery is a barrel-aged Imperial Stout and is being evaluated as a Wood-Aged Beer (category 33A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Imperial Stouts are the strongest of the stouts frequently... Read More

Higher Burnin IPA

Higher Burnin IPA, LIC Beer Project
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Higher Burnin IPA by LIC Beer Project is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). New England IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop forward character,... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Blueberry Spaceship Box by Superstition Meadery is a Blueberry Cider and is being evaluated as a Cider with Other Fruit (category C2B from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). For this style, the cider and fruit should have harmony without either... Read More

Lyrical Poet

Lyrical Poet, Sun King Brewery
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Lyrical Poet by Sun King Brewery is an Imperial Stout aged with chocolate and raspberries for 13 months in bourbon whiskey barrels. It is considered a Mix-Style Beer (category 34B in the BJCP Guidelines). The trick with these mixed style beers is... Read More

Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Insufficient Clearance IPA by Sketchbook Brewing Co. is an IPA that best fits under the BJCP category 21B for specialty IPA as a New England style. This style separates itself from the normal American IPA by its excessive haze, low bitterness,... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Peanut Butter Milk Stout Nitro by Belching Beaver Brewery​ was judged as an Experimental Beer (34C). Peanut butter is layered with chocolate, and these two dominant aromas... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Moody Tongue Oak Barrel Aged Flanders Red Ale by Moody Tongue Brewing Co. was judged as a Flanders Red Ale (23B). Notes of acetic acid linger on a bed of cherry fruit with hints of wood and leather. The acidity is... Read More

Barrel Aged Helios

Barrel Aged Helios, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Helios by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
16 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Double Cup / Purple Stuff by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hazy River India Pale Lager by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) according to the 2015  BJCP Style Guidelines.

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