Sean Coughlin

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Beer Judge

An avid brewer & judge, Sean is a multi-award winning brewer, BJCP National Judge, & Advanced Cicerone® He dove into the hobby while living in a dry county in Kentucky and grew tired of driving to West Virginia & Ohio to buy beer.  He has had the opportunity to brew two Best of Show winning homebrews with professional breweries including a Pro-Am entry to the GABF with F.X. Matt/Saranac Brewing in Utica, NY.  As a national beer judge, Sean actively judges throughout the east coast of the United States & Eastern Canada while helping to grade BJCP and Advanced Cicerone® exams.  He is a regular judge at the Great American Beer Festival and is passionate about beer education .  While he loves all styles, he has a particular love for Belgian and German beer. 

My reviews

Low Viz

Low Viz, Arches Brewing
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Low Viz IPA by Arches Brewing is being evaluated as a New England-style IPA (Category 21B: Specialty IPA - New England IPA) according to the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

The aroma features a cornucopia of tropical and citrus hops with notes of orange, lime, tangerine, mango and cantaloupe.... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stout from Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines 30A) as an Imperial Stout with special ingredients of chocolate chip cookies, cacao nibs and vanilla.

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Bohemian Riot

Bohemian Riot, Arches Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bohemian Riot by Arches Brewing has been evaluated as a Czech Premium Pale Lager (2015 BJCP Category 3B) known better to most beer drinkers as a Bohemian or Czech Pilsner.

The aroma is clean and malt forward with just a hint of bread... Read More

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (BJCP 2015 Guidelines Category 33B) with considerations of being an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

The aroma... Read More

Lloyd's Light

Lloyd's Light, Arches Brewing
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Lloyd's Light by Arches Brewing has been evaluated as an American Light Lager (2015 BJCP Category 1A).

The aroma has a subtle graininess to it with a little bit of corn and a wafting of sulfur that dissipates soon after the initial... Read More

LMN ADE

LMN ADE, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

LMN ADE by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as as American Fruited Sour Ale using the 2021 Brewers Association style guidelines as the 2015 BJCP guidelines haven't quite caught up to newer kettle sour styles such as this beer. Evaluation of this beer includes... Read More

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