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Kryptonite Double IPA

Kryptonite Double IPA, Iron Hill Brewery
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Kryptonite Double IPA by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Sweet Leaf IPA

Sweet Leaf IPA, Iron Hill Brewery
Reviewed by: Randy Scorby
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Sweet Leaf IPA by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Philly Special

Philly Special, Iron Hill Brewery
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Philly Special by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a New England IPA brewed by Iron Hill Brewing, judged as BJCP Category 21B. Classic West Coast hops make up the aroma of this beer and include pine, lemon and... Read More

Reviewed by: David Sapsis
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

St. Feuillien Quadrupel by Brasserie St-Feuillien was reviewed as a BJCP Category 26D, Belgian Dark Strong Ale. The beer is presented in a large goblet at 52 degrees F after a full and hearty pour. The color is a brilliantly clear dark-reddish... Read More

Hipster IPA

Hipster IPA, Iron Hill Brewery
Reviewed by: Jim Koebel
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hipster IPA by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a New England IPA, judged as BJCP Category 21B.

Vlad the Imp Aler

Vlad the Imp Aler, Cascade Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Vlad the Imp Aler by Cascade Brewing is a blended style sour 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 spices and are... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Advanced Fluid Dynamics: Sultana by WeldWerks Brewing Co. is a New England Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops... Read More

Evil Haze Factory

Evil Haze Factory, WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Michael Heniff
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evil Haze Factory by WeldWerks Brewing Co. is a New England Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops and more hops.

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Imperial Korova by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is an amazingly rich, complex and delicious concoction! This bourbon barrel-aged milk porter is being evaluated as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer with Baltic Porter as the base beer.

Puff Puff Pastry Stout

Puff Puff Pastry Stout, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Puff Puff Pastry Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is an amazingly complex rendition of the current pastry stout fad. There is a lot of goodness going on in this brew, with much complexity and a surprising level of balance that really makes this... Read More

Brake Light IPA

Brake Light IPA, Garage Brewing Co.
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Brake Light IPA by Garage Brewing Co. is classified as a Blonde Ale (Style 18A) per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Gratzer

Gratzer, Seedstock Brewery
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gratzer by Seedstock Brewery falls under the #27 of the Historical Beer category of the 2015 BJCP as a Piwo Grodziskie. This is typically a Polish beer utilizing smoked wheat malt that makes it unique. This beer is different from a German ... Read More

Session Saison

Session Saison, Seedstock Brewery
Reviewed by: Richard Wong
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Session Saison by Seedstock Brewery falls under the category of 25B Saison according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour revealed a light brown hue and not a golden nor straw-colored one typical of the style.

C’mon Sunshine

C’mon Sunshine, Birds Fly South Ale Project
Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

C’mon Sunshine by Birds Fly South Ale Project is labeled as a Farmhouse Ale, but technically should be evaluated as a BJCP Category 29A Brett Beer with a Cat 25B Saison base. As such, it is a nice marriage of characters of the two styles that... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

No Mates - Nelson Sauvin by Astro Lab Brewing is a New England IPA and was judged as an American IPA (BJCP sub-style 21A).

Fresh As

Fresh As, Astro Lab Brewing
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fresh As by Astro Lab Brewing is an American IPA and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 21A).

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