Reviews

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Monk's Uncle

Pike Monk's Uncle Tripel Belgian, The Pike Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Pike’s Monk’s Uncle was judged as a Belgian Tripel, BJCP category 26C.

Space Needle IPA

Pike Space Needle IPA, The Pike Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Rick Franckhauser
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Space Needle IPA by Pike Brewing Co. was judged as BJCP Category 21A, American IPA.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

While presented as a fruit beer, upon learning what the beer was, it really doesn't qualify under any BJCP category. That being said, I am judging based on overall enjoyability and representation of this outsider category.

Chimay Dorée

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

An oddball beer that was given as a witbier, but with the option as a Trappist Single. Given that it's a Trappist beer and obviously a Belgian, Chimay Dorée by Abbaye de Scourmont was judged as a 26a-Trappist Single.

Flensburger Dunkel

Flensburger Dunkel, Flensburger Brauerei
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Flensburger Dunkel by Flensburger Brauerei was judged as a BJCP style category 8A, Munich Dunkel.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dopplebock by Seedstock Brewery​ was judged under 33b Specialty Wood-Aged Beer due to the use of a Bourbon Barrel.

Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Premium Czech Lager by Seedstock Brewery was Judged as a 3b-Czech Premium Pale Lager.

Broyhan

Seedstock Broyhan, Seedstock Brewery
Reviewed by: Brian Eichhorn
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Broyhan by Seedstock Brewery is being judged based on independent research of the style as a category 27 Historical Beer.

pFriem Brut IPA

pFriem Brut IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Brut IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as a 21A - American IPA. It poured a brilliantly clear yellow gold color with a huge white head and plenty of lacing. The nose was a beautiful, huge aroma of mango, papaya and melon hop notes... Read More

Singletrack Mind IPA

Singletrack Mind IPA, Allegheny City Brewing
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Singletrack Mind IPA by Allegheny City Brewing was judged as a New England IPA - BJCP category 21B - specialty IPA. The beer poured a rich orange gold with a huge white head that left lacing on the glass and was quite hazy. The aroma was a huge... Read More

Mai Tai PA

Mai Tai PA, Alvarado Street Brewery
Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mai Tai PA by Alvarado Street Brewery was judged as an American IPA, BJCP category 21A. When pouring this beer you see a golden ale with a huge white head, and as the head drops, it leaves beautiful lacing on the glass.

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shannon Hazelnut Chocolate Stout by Shannon Brewing Co. is a Sweet Stout with hazelnuts, judged as BJCP Category 30A, Herb, Spice, and Vegetable Beer. 

Batsquatch Hazy IPA

Batsquatch Hazy IPA, Rogue Ales & Spirits
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Batsquatch Hazy IPA by Rogue Ales & Spirits was judged as a Specialty IPA (BJCP Style Category 21B). If you are looking for a well-made, hazy NEIPA that does not burn a hole in your stomach, this beer is for you.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Ales & Spirits
Reviewed by: Pat Mulloy
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue Ales & Spirits was judged as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (BJCP Style Category 30A). This beer has enough hazelnut to make a statement but not enough to overwhelm. Big hazelnut aromas rise from the glass... Read More

Reviewed by: Susan Ruud
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Belgian-Style Blonde Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as BJCP Category 25a - Belgian Blonde Ale. It was beautiful at presentation with a bright golden color and a huge white head with just a very slight haze. The aroma coming off of... Read More

Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shannon Irish Coffee Cream Ale by Shannon Brewing Co. was judged a Cream Ale with lactose, aged on fresh coffee beans, judged as BJCP Category 30A, Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer.

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