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The Hop Reviews Vol. 18: A November Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 18: A November Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We've tasted through the following 20 beers for November, and rated them according to our interpretation of the BJCP scoring guidelines, on a scale of 100 and listed in alphabetical order. This month, IPAs run the gamut from the juicy and hazy to black as midnight, as well as the GABF Gold Medal winner in the American IPA category.

The Hop Reviews Vol. 17: An October Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 17: An October Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We've tasted through the following 15 beers for October, and rated them according to our interpretation of the BJCP scoring guidelines, on a scale of 100 and listed in alphabetical order. This month, Belgian-inspired beers get a look, malt-forwardness is celebrated, single fruits get highlighted and farmhouse funk is king. Plus, a pumpkin beer.

The Hop Reviews Vol. 16: A September Beer Review

The Hop Reviews Vol. 16: A September Beer Review

CHICAGO, IL

We've tasted through the following 14 beers for September, and rated them according to our very own interpretation of the BJCP scoring guidelines, on a scale of 100 and listed in alphabetical order. This month, Märzens are kings of the season, goses get a solid look, citrus profiles are plentiful and large format gets a reconsideration.