Just creating this thread to jot down my thoughts on different craft beers that I try, whether local or from across the United States and beyond. I have a pretty straight-forward grading criteria (20 points total; 5 for the below ASTM criteria with some influence from O): Appearance: Color of the body and head; lacing; unfiltered vs. filtered; and beer debris. Smell: Aroma quality, strength, and appeal. Taste: Quality of initial, middle, and finish flavor profiles; strength of alcohol; and how well the flavors blend. Mouthfeel: "Weight" of the body; literal feel of the initial, middle, and finish of each sip; and how the feel of the beer matches the flavor profile. Overall: Taking into account all of the aforementioned criteria along with how it compares to other beers of its respective style. Other "X-factors" such as can/bottle art, descriptions, dedications, and release timing are also taken into account. If you are a beer fanatic please feel free to share your own personal tastings below!