Reviews

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Lil' Juicy

Lil' Juicy, Two Roads Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lil’ Juicy by Two Roads Brewing Co. is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Synopsis Dark Sour Cherry by Area Two Experimental Brewing is a Sour Fruit Beer and is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (category 28C in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Wild Specialty Beers are sour or funky beers with fruit or... Read More

Table Terroir

Table Terroir by Area Two Experimental Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Table Terroir by Area Two Experimental Brewing is a Wild Table Beer and is being evaluated as a Mixed-Fermentation Wild Beer (category 28B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beers are sour or funky beers fermented... Read More

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Irish Coffee Barrel-Aged Legion by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Wood-Aged Beer (2015 BJCP Category 33A) offering according to BJCP guidelines.

Juice Above the Clouds

Juice Above the Clouds, Altamont Beer Works
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Juice Above the Clouds by Altamont Beer Works is an in-your-face Mosaic rendition of the BJCP 22A Double IPA style. That said, the complete package comes through as a very enjoyable and quaffable version of a style that typically does not exhibit... Read More

Maui Waui IPA

Maui Waui IPA, Altamont Beer Works
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Maui Waui IPA by Altamont Beer Works is a quite dank rendition of the BJCP 21A American IPA style, with the hop character being perhaps a bit on the high end of the style. Nonetheless, this is still a well-crafted and enjoyable brew.

Pool Party Pilsner

Pool Party Pilsner, Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Jessica Sullivan
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Pool Party Pilsner by Land-Grant Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pilsner (BJCP Category 2C). 

Strawberry Taffy

Strawberry Taffy, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Strawberry Taffy by Cape May Brewing Co. in collaboration with Great Notion Brewing is an IPA, but it falls under the BJCP category 21B Specialty IPA due to the use of lactose, sea salt, strawberries and vanilla.

Cape May Oktoberfest

Cape May Oktoberfest, Cape May Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cape May Oktoberfest by Cape May Brewing Co. is a Marzen, which falls under BJCP category 6A. This beer looks the part with light amber color and orange hues along with brilliant clarity and a lasting off-white head that clings to the glass.

Modest Maiden Märzen

Modest Maiden Marzen, Big Boss Brewing
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Modest Maiden Marzen by Big Boss Brewing Co. is a Marzen (BJCP 2015 6A), but due to the use of smoked peachwood it falls under BJCP 2015 guidelines for Classic Style Smoked Beer 32A.

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Bury
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Stranger Danger by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an Experimental Beer (2015 BJCP Category 34C) with a base beer style of an imperial milk stout. It also contains peanut butter powder, vanilla, chocolate and is aged in a bourbon... Read More

Silkscreen

Silkscreen, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Silkscreen by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (BJCP 2015 Category 21A).   

pFriem La Mûre

pFriem La Mûre, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem La Mûre by pFriem Family Brewers was initially evaluated as a BJCP 2015 style 33A, Wood-Aged Beer (meaning that the barrel/wood character affects the beer, but the original content of the barrel - whiskey/wine/etc - is not a significant... Read More

pFriem Brett Saison

pFriem Brett Saison, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Brett Saison by pFriem Family Brewers could be evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 25B (Saison), but since Saison typically expects characterful Saccharomyces yeast (and NOT Brettanomyces), I evaluated as style 28A (Brett Beer), which is where a... Read More

East Brother Festbier

East Brother Festbier, East Brother Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

East Brother Festbier by East Brother Beer Co.

Sticky Icky Icky

Sticky Icky Icky, Short's Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Martich
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sticky Icky Icky by Short's Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

This beer poured golden with a hazy appearance that is indicative of either a dry hopping method or signs of the... Read More

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