Reviews

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

Dry Hopped CENSORED from Lagunitas Brewing, is being evaluated as an American Amber Ale (Category 19A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer was judged as a Wood-Aged Beer (33A), and the underlying beer style was considered to be a Brett Beer (28A). The underlying funk of Brett is apparent with a touch of that  classic barnyard and damp straw... Read More

Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was judged as an Autumn Seasonal Beer (30B). A strong, herbal hop aroma is apparent from this beer. Malt sweetness also comes through with a touch of ginger and clove. A nutty scent, possibly from pumpkin,... Read More

CDA

CDA by pFriem Family Brewers
Reviewed by: John C. Tull
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was judged as a Specialty IPA: Black IPA (21B). A pungent and tropical fruit hop character jumps out in the aroma, a good bit oniony or asafoetida-like (pungent) with a little mango (tropical fruit) in the... Read More

Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The barrel-aged version of the 500 Quadrupel Ale by Reformation Brewery is a moderately dark Belgian-style ale judged as Belgian Dark Strong Ale (BJCP sub-style 26D, which subsumes Quadruple ales).

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Queen’s Weiss by Arches Brewing is a Hefeweizen and was judged as a Weissbier (BJCP sub-style 10A).  It poured orange and cloudy into the glass where it quickly displayed a thick and fairly lasting white head. Its aroma included citrus and more... Read More

Reviewed by: Michael McGuire
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Southern Bel’ by Arches Brewing is a moderately dark Belgian-style ale judged as a Belgian Pale Ale – BJCP sub-style 24B – based on the description on the brewery’s website, which called it a “deep Belgian pale.” The can’s label “Belgian Ale”... Read More

Reviewed by: James Link
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Poured from a 16-ounce can into a pilsner glass and subsequently reviewed under the auspices of the Beer Judge Certification Program Style Guidelines as an Amber European Malty Lager (6A Marzen).

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Looping Owl by Right Brain is labeled as being an Amber ale aged in Bourbon Barrel. Unfortunately, it comes through more as a whiskey diluted with a somewhat mild amber colored beer. This is being evaluated as a Category 33B Specialty Wood Aged... Read More

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Thai Peanut Brown Ale by Right Brain is a unique experience to be sure. This is meant in a very positive way, and if you are a fan of Pad Thai (as I am), this will definitely fit the bill!  This Brown Ale with spicy Thai peanut butter is being... Read More

Reviewed by: Joseph Formanek
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Concrete Dinosaur Brown Rye IPA by Right Brain is a great example of a well-crafted very flavorful Rye IPA with amazing balance and drinkability, and should be a definite go-to brew if available in your area. Due to it being a Brown Rye IPA (... Read More

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Reindeer Tears Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine by Heathen Brewing is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (2015 BJCP Category 33B) according to BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bourbon Barrel Epitaph by Heathen Brewing is a Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout and is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (2015 BJCP Category 33B) according to BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Epitaph by Heathen Brewing is a Russian Imperial Stout and is being evaluated as an Imperial Stout (2015 BJCP Category 20C) according to BJCP guidelines.

Reviewed by: Brad Darnell
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Capella Porter by Ecliptic is a Porter and is being evaluated as an English Porter (2015 BJCP Category 13C) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect a moderate-strength brown beer with a restrained roasty character and... Read More

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