Reviews

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Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Features & Benefits IPA by Stone Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
9 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. VX by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

2021 New Year Cuvée

2021 New Year Cuvée, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

2021 New Year Cuvée by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, as a strong stout with toasted coconut and vanilla. In the glass, the beer is definitely a bit less black than anticipated, but that's just the... Read More

pFriem+Alesong

pFriem+Alesong, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem+Alesong by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, as it is an experimental beer modeled after the famed "old fashioned" cocktail – aged in Bourbon Barrels with aromatic bitters and citrus zest.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rum-Barrel Aged Porter by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged beer, with an underlying style of Baltic porter. At any rate, in the glass, it's on the lighter side but still dark brown with a thin off-white head that... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
73
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
29 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Fat Elvis by Pontoon Brewing is a barrel aged Imperial Stout with banana (puree and dried), vanilla, cocoa nibs, and peanut butter made with boiled peanuts, powdered PB, muscovado sugar and marshmallow cream,... Read More

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

Gingerbread Murder Scene by Pontoon Brewing was judged as BJCP 2015 style 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer with a base style 20C Imperial Stout.

Fruit Cup V3

Fruit Cup V3, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Fruit Cup V3 by Pontoon Brewing was judged as a 29A Fruit Beer with a base style of 23A Berliner Weisse. Berliner weisse beers are commonly served with sweet syrups (raspberry, woodruff or lemon).

Sol Crusher

Sol Crusher, Pontoon Brewing
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Declared as a Mexican Lager, Sol Crusher by Pontoon Brewing pours a very clear almost amber deep gold color, so it seems to fit best as a BJCP 2015 2B International Amber Lager.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Base by Pontoon Brewing was judged as BJCP Category 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer.

Christmas Pancakes

Christmas Pancakes, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is judged as a Winter Seasonal Beer (30C). The brewer describes this beer as an imperial milk stout with spices, honey and maple syrup. The aroma is strongly influenced by the honey and maple syrup with a particularly rich maple... Read More

ORNG Double IPA

ORNG Double IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

ORNG Double IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co. was reviewed in accordance with the style guidelines as established by the Beer Judge Certification Program under category 22A Double IPA.

Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

S'mores Imperial Pastry Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

Castle Made of Clouds

Castle Made of Clouds, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Castle Made of Clouds by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was reviewed under #22A (Double IPA) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  The beer poured revealed a hazy, milky liquid that was golden in color.  Very good carbonation that dissipated quickly, however... Read More

Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 S'mores by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as as Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines Category 33B) with considerations of being an imperial stout aged in multiple... Read More

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