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Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gnarly Barley India Pale Lager by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.

Vicious Hook

Vicious Hook, Flying Dog Brewery
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Vicious Hook by Flying Dog Brewery is a sour wheat ale with blood orange, pineapple, lactose and cherry and is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (BJCP 2015 Guidelines Category 28C).

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Strawberry Catahoula Common by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is an American Lager with strawberry, judged as BJCP Category 29A, Fruit Beer.

American AF

American AF, Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

American AF by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was judged as an American Light Lager, BJCP Category 1A.

Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is being evaluated as Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured pale yellow and hazy with a white foamy head that had average persistence.  

Gnarly Barley IIPA

Gnarly Barley IIPA, Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gnarly Barley IIPA by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is a Double IPA, judged as BJCP Category 22A. This DIPA is expectedly juicy, fresh and fruity smelling. The hop burst can be detected from over a foot away. It looks a bit like orange juice in the... Read More

Particles

Particles, Definitive Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Particles by Definitive Brewing Co. was judged as a BJCP Style 22A, Double IPA.

Contee

Contee, Definitive Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Contee by Definitive Brewing Co. was judged as a BJCP Style 5B, Kölsch.

Synopsis Blackberry

Synopsis Blackberry, Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Synopsis Blackberry by Area Two Experimental Brewing was judged as BJCP category 28C, American Wild Specialty Beer.

Synopsis Guava

Synopsis Guava, Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Synopsis Guava by Area Two Experimental Brewing was judged as BJCP category 28C, American Wild Specialty Beer.

Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Hazy Juicy IPA by Two Roads Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP category 21B, New England IPA. The aroma opens with a combination of fresh cut grass, grapefruit and some pine resin. A touch of pineapple joins in after... Read More

Attention Please!

Attention Please!, Bearded Iris Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Attention Please! by Bearded Iris Brewing is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops.

Not My King

Not My King, 13 Stripes Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Not My King by 13 Stripes Brewery is an American Lager and is being evaluated as an American Lager (category 1B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). American Lagers are known for their light flavor profile, low bitterness and high... Read More

Pulp Theory Hazy IPA

Pulp Theory Hazy IPA, Odell Brewing
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pulp Theory Hazy IPA by Odell Brewing Co. is being judged as a 21b Specialty IPA, specifically a Juicy/Hazy IPA, per the BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
3 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Oktoberfest by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. was judged as a BJCP Style 6A - Märzen.

Squib Cakes

Squib Cakes, Odd Breed Wild Ales
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Squib Cakes by Odd Breed Wild Ales is a Lambic-style wild ale with blueberries aged in French oak and is being evaluated as a Fruit Lambic (2015 BJCP Guidelines Category 23F).

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