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Trail Guide IPA

Trail Guide IPA, Big Boss Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Trail Guide IPA by Big Boss Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) per the 2015 BJCP guildelines. The brewery notes this as a “West Coast” IPA.

Partners in Crema

Partners in Crema, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
74
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

Partners in Crema by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable beer (Category 30A) with an Imperial Stout (Category 20C) as its base according to the 2015 BJCP guildelines. 

Blood Brother

Blood Brother, Straight to Ale
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Blood Brother by Straight to Ale is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a  base style of Belgian Dubbel (26B) according to the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

Twoquila

Twoquila by Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
17 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Twoquila by Area Two Experimental Brewing​ is their regular Persian Lime Gose, brewed with agave and aged it in Mexican tequila barrels. You catch distinctive notes of agave, tequila and oak in the aroma. These notes are as expected, given the... Read More

Hexotic

Hexotic by Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hexotic by Area Two Experimental Brewing was judged as a Fruit Lambic (BJCP Style 23F). The label declares this is a “Wild Ale Brewed With Six Tropical Fruits.” The beer pours slightly hazy, not shocking for a wheat-based beer with wild yeast.

Two Juicy

Two Juicy, Two Roads Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Scott Birdwell
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Two Juicy by Two Roads Brewing Co. is an Unfiltered Strong Double IPA (BJCP Style 22A). It weighs in at 8.2 percent ABV. Hello, Mr. Hoppy! The aroma smacks you in the face like sticking your head in a bag of freshly pick hop cones! It is intense... Read More

Hop Science

Hop Science, Baxter Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hop Science by Baxter Brewing Co. is an IPA, but of the New England style so it will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 21B as Specialty IPA. This beer pours a deep straw color with a nearly opaque level of haze as well as a bright white head... Read More

Innuendo

Innuendo, Baxter Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Innuendo by Baxter Brewing Co. calls itself a White Russian Style Stout and due to the additions of cocoa, lactose and cold-brew coffee it will be judged under BJCP 2015 category 30A as Spice, Herb & Vegetable.

Life Hopquatic

Life Hopquatic, Melvin Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Life Hopquatic by Melvin Brewing is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Hubert

Hubert, Melvin Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hubert by Melvin Brewing 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) with enough supporting... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Anchor Christmas Ale - 2019 by Anchor Brewing Co.

Chimay Grande Réserve

Chimay Grande Réserve, Abbaye de Scourmont
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chimay Grande Réserve by Abbaye de Scourmont​ is a Trappist beer and is being evaluated as a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (category 26D in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Belgian Dark Strong Ales are deceptively strong dark beers that have a... Read More

Piraat

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

Piraat by Brouwerij Van Steenberge is a Belgian Golden Strong and is being evaluated as a Belgian Golden Strong Ale (category 25C from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Belgian Golden Strong Ales are noted for their deceptive strength, light... Read More

Flensburger Winterbock

Flensburger Winterbock, Flensburger Brauerei
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Winterbock by Flensburger Brauerei is a bock beer and is being evaluated as a Helles Bock (category 4C in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Helles Bocks are known as pale lagers of moderately high strength with a clean fermentation, rich... Read More

Stiegl Goldbräu

Goldbräu, Stiegl
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Stiegl Goldbräu by Stiegl​ is an Austrian vollbier (generic moderate alcohol beer) and is being evaluated as a Munich Helles (category 4A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  Munich Helles are golden lagers with a moderate pils malt... Read More

COEDO Shikkoku

COEDO Shikkoku, COEDO Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

COEDO Shikkoku by COEDO Brewery is a black lager and is being evaluated as an International Dark Lager (category 2C in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). International Dark Lager is a catch-all category for moderately strong, dark-colored... Read More

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