Reviews

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Bockness Monster

Bockness Monster, Upland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Bockness Monster by Upland Brewing Co.

Juicy Harvest

Juicy Harvest, Upland Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Juicy Harvest by Upland Brewing Co. was judged as a 14B ( American IPA ) according to the BJCP Guidelines.  The aroma of this beer was very subtle considering that this is an I.P.A.

Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk Stout by Garage Brewing Co.

Nelson Slayer

Nelson Slayer, Alvarado Street Brewery
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Nelson Slayer by Alvarado Street Brewery was judged as a New England IPA - BJCP category 21B - specialty IPA.  It poured with a huge off white head, golden in color and extremely hazy.  Before even getting the glass close to my nose I could smell... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Sémillon Barrel Aged Alani by Reformation Brewery is being evaluated as Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C).  The beer features Niagara grapes, Lactobacillus, and barrel aging in a Sémillon barrel.

Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Sangiovese Barrel Aged Alani by Reformation Brewery is being evaluated as Wild Specialty Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28C).  The beer features Italian plums, tart cherries, Lactobacillus, and barrel aging in a Sangiovese barrel.

Sour Alani

Sour Alani, Reformation Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sour Alani by Reformation Brewery​ is being evaluated as a Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer (2015 BJCP Category 28B) since it was kettle soured first before undergoing a fermentation with Saccharomyces.  It also features hibiscus and grapes with the... Read More

JOGR

JOGR, Reformation Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

JOGR by Reformation Brewery​ is being evaluated as an International Pale Lager (2015 BJCP Category 2A).  It pours a light amber color that is relatively clear except for the fine, suspended particulates that detract.  An ivory, moderately-tall... Read More

Night Swell

Night Swell, Heavy Seas Beer
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Night Swell by Heavy Seas Beer was judged as a Black IPA - BJCP category 21B - Specialty IPA.  It pours a deep dark brown color, clear with a light tan head that is quite long lasting and leaves beautiful lacing on the glass.The aroma is a huge... Read More

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Bourbon Barrel Aged Laika by Straight to Ale Brewery is being judged as a Wood Aged Beer (Category 33A) with an Imperial Stout (Category 20C) base according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  

Pig Porter

Pig Porter, Right Brain Brewery
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pig Porter by Right Brain Brewery is being evaluated as a Specialty Smoked Beer (Category 32B) with with the addition of smoked pigs head and pigs bones with an American Porter (Category 20A) per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Barreled Treasure

Barreled Treasure, Odell Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Barreled Treasure by Odell Brewing Co. was judged as Imperial Stout aged in oak barrels under category 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged beer with a base style of Imperial Stout.

Good Behavior

Good Behavior, Odell Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Good Behavior by Odell Brewing Co. was judged beer as a specialty IPA, or Category 21B in the BJCP guidelines. The reason is that even though it's not a widely recognized style like white IPA, black IPA, red IPA, etc.

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale by Pike Brewing Co. was judged as a Wee Heavy, BJCP category 17C.

Pike IPA

Pike IPA, The Pike Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pike IPA was judged as BJCP category 21A, American IPA.

Pike Pils

Pike Pils, The Pike Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pike Pils by Pike Brewing Co.​ was judged as a German Pils under BJCP category 5D.

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