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Smallmouth Low-Cal IPA

Smallmouth Low-Cal IPA, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Smallmouth Low-Cal IPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. is an IPA (BJCP category 21A), but due to its small size it falls into the Specialty IPA subcategory (21B).

Together We Ryes

Together We Ryes, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Together We Ryes by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. is a Belgian Rye Ale, which would fall into Alternative Grain Beer (BJCP 2015 Category 31A) due to the use of rye, with the base style probably falling closest to Belgian Pale Ale (24B).

Lake Haze #10

Lake Haze #10, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Dan Preston
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lake Haze #10 by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. is a Double IPA (BJCP category 22A), but due to its ultra-hazy nature and low bitterness it falls into the Specialty IPA subcategory (21B) as a New England Style.

Big DIPA

Big DIPA, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Big DIPA by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. 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.

Tropical Truth

Tropical Truth, Flying Dog Brewery
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tropical Truth by Flying Dog Brewery is a fruited Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (category 29 in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The fruit in Fruit Beers should complement the base style without overwhelming it.

Past & Future

Past & Future, Odd Breed Wild Ales
Reviewed by: Sean Coughlin
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Past & Future by Odd Breed Wild Ales is a saison aged in French oak and is being evaluated as a Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer (BJCP 2015 Guidelines Category 28B).

pFriem Golden IPA

Golden IPA, 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 Golden IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as BJCP2015 style 21A American IPA. Poured slightly hazy deep straw with a medium head of small and medium-white bubbles that slowly fades to a 1-finger head, but regenerates when swirled... Read More

Jammy Pale

Jammy Pale, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Jammy Pale by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as BJCP2015 18B American Pale Ale.

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

pFriem Mexican-Style Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as BJCP2015 2A International Pale Lager. Pours a beautiful, brilliantly clear, light yellowish straw color with a large white head of tiny bubbles that is persistent. Aroma is... Read More

pFriem Japanese Lager

Japanese Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: Nelson Crowle
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Japanese Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as a BJCP2015 2A International Pale Lager, with the consideration that Japanese Lagers typically are made with rice to add alcohol and lighten the body. Pours a clear yellowish light... Read More

DDH Ever Clever

DDH Ever Clever, Bearded Iris Brewery
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
72
Aroma:
17 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
28 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

DDH Ever Clever by Bearded Iris brewing is being judged as a Double IPA (category 22A) per the 2015 BJCP style guidelines. 

Homestyle

Homestyle, Bearded Iris Brewery
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Homestyle by Bearded Iris Brewing is being judged as an American IPA (Category 21A) per the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

Orange Crush

Orange Crush, Flying Dog Brewery
Reviewed by: Sal Mortillaro II
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Orange Crush by Flying Dog Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a Blonde Ale (Category 18A) as the base beer per the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

Hazealicious P.O.G.

Hazealicious P.O.G., Reuben's Brews
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hazealicious P.O.G. by Reuben's Brews is being judged as BJCP category 29A, Fruit Beer, with the base as a hazy/New England variant of IPA.

Wolfsburg Helles

Wolfsburg Helles, Reuben's Brews
Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Wolfsburg Helles by Reuben's Brews was judged as BJCP category 4A, Munich Helles, the classic malt-forward golden and dry lager of Southern German origin.

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Reuben's Crush Series: Crush Cancer by Reuben's Brews was judged against BJCP category 21B, Specialty IPA – New England IPA – though the style is still not recognized by the BJCP.

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