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Conceited Genius 2.0

Conceited Genius 2.0, Wise Man Brewing
Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

I will be judging this beer as BJCP style 21B, Specialty IPA. While not an official category quite yet, the New England Style IPA still falls in that 21B catch-all category to fill in all the popular IPA variants.

Pre-Pro Lager

East Brother Beer Pre-Pro Lager, East Brother Beer Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pre-Pro Lager by East Brother Beer Co.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Birthday Month Barrel Aged Cake and Ice Cream Stout by Wild Leap Brew Co. was judged as category 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, in the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Jason Johnson
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Birthday Month Triple IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being billed as a triple IPA, so it was judged under the 21B category, Specialty IPA, in the 2015 BJCP guidelines. However, one could argue that it should fit into the double IPA category 22a.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Blood Orange Berliner-Weisse by Goat Island Brewing is a Berliner Weisse with blood orange and was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP sub-style 29A).

Richter's Pilsner

Richter's Pilsner, Goat Island Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Richter’s Pilsner by Goat Island Brewing is a Pre-Prohibition Lager and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 27, Historical Beer -- Pre-Prohibition Lager).

Strawgator

Strawgator, Abita Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Strawgator by Abita Brewing Co. was served in a narrow taper tall glass at 43oF. and judged as BJCP category 29 A: Fruit Beer. 

Red Clay IPA

Red Clay IPA, Red Clay Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Red Clay IPA by Red Clay Brewing Co.

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 14 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is a Double IPA and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 22A). It poured slightly hazy and golden into the glass, forming an impressively dense white head with excellent retention.

Abita Amber Lager

Abita Amber Lager, Abita Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Abita Amber Lager by Abita Brewing Co. was judged against the 2015 BJCP guidelines for category 2B International Amber Lager.  

Tres Barbas

Tres Barbas, Red Clay Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Tres Barbas by Red Clay Brewing Co. is a Mexican Lager and was judged as an International Pale Lager (BJCP sub-style 2A).

Huckleberry Cream Ale

Huckleberry Cream Ale, Laughing Dog Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Huckleberry Cream Ale by Laughing Dog Brewing is a fruit “cream ale” with huckleberry and was judged as a Fruit Beer (29A). The first thing to notice in this beer is the big, fruity character.

7B Hazy IPA

7B Hazy IPA, Laughing Dog Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

7B Hazy IPA by Laughing Dog Brewing is a Hazy IPA and is judged as Specialty IPA: New England IPA (21B). An aroma of citrus wafts out and into the nose, pleasantly combining with malt sweetness with a hint of a fresh bread and mild yeast... Read More

Rocket Dog Rye IPA

Rocket Dog Rye IPA, Laughing Dog Brewing
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Rocket Dog Rye IPA by Laughing Dog Brewing is a Rye IPA and was judged as a Specialty IPA: Rye IPA (21B). The aroma of this beer is decidedly malty with a modest hop aroma for an IPA. The malt is slightly caramelly and sweet.

Tie 9 On

Tie 9 On, Monday Night Brewing
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tie 9 On by Monday Night Brewing pours a dark black color with opaque clarity. A sudsy mocha-colored head of large bubbles is persistent almost the entire time the beer was consumed. The initial aroma consists of a medium-high sweetness, which is... Read More

Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With A Little Help From My Friends by Monday Night Brewing pours a medium gold color with opaque clarity. A spongy bone white head quickly falls and leaves a thin ring and layer of tiny white bubbles around the glass. The aroma consists of a  ... Read More

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