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Flawless Imperfection

Flawless Imperfection, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Flawless Imperfection by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a New England-style IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B.

Sigman Stavecation

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

Sigman Stavecation by Pontoon Brewing is a barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

A Stout of Mind

A Stout of Mind, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A Stout of Mind by Pontoon Brewing is a spiced and barrel-aged Imperial Milk Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

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

The Knights that Say NEIPA by Pontoon Brewing is a Double New England-style 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... Read More

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Tears of My Enemies - Vanilla Barrel Aged by Monday Night Brewing is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, an Imperial Milk Stout with coffee, vanilla and cacao nibs, all aged in a barrel used to age vanilla extract (presumably). 

Juicify

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Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Juicify by Lakefront Brewery is being judged here as a 21B Specialty IPA, using the underlying style as a juicy/hazy IPA.

Raspberry Nimbus

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Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Raspberry Nimbus by Lakefront Brewery is being judged here as a 29A Fruit Beer. 

LMN ADE

LMN ADE, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

LMN ADE by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as as American Fruited Sour Ale using the 2021 Brewers Association style guidelines as the 2015 BJCP guidelines haven't quite caught up to newer kettle sour styles such... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (BJCP 2015 Guidelines Category 33B) with considerations of being an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stout from Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines 30A) as an Imperial Stout with special ingredients of chocolate chip cookies... Read More

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The Most Humble Cobbler by Pontoon Brewing is a Berliner Weisse-style ale with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cherries and lactose. I am judging this according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 29B Fruit and Spice... Read More

Braggadocious

Braggadocious, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Braggadocious by Pontoon Brewing is a Braggot-style ale, an Imperial Berliner Weisse with Vanilla Mead and Strawberries. I am judging this according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category M4A, Braggot.

Quad Stack

Quad Stack, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Quad Stack by Pontoon Brewing is a Belgian Quadrupel-style ale (a Belgian Dark Strong Ale in BJCP categorization) brewed with maple syrup.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

After close inspection, Sigman Stavecation Maple by Pontoon Brewing is labeled as a whisky barrel (Blanton's no less!) milk stout, of 13.9% alcohol content, and in almost microscopic font you will find "Vermont Maple... Read More

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Boi Is C H O N K Y: Wide Awake by Pontoon Brewing is being judged against BJCP category 20A, vegetable/herb/spice beer. It was served in a large snifter at 50oF.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Flotation Device Snozzberries Edition by Pontoon Brewing is branded as a fruited Berliner Weisse, and is being judged against BJCP category 29A, Fruit Beer. While this choice seems straightforward, the inclusion of... Read More

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