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Brad Darnell

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Beer Judge

Brad became interested in the science behind beer while taking a senior Chemical Engineering elective course, Biochemical Engineering, where the professor spoke of enzymes (among other things) and took the class on a brewery tour. He has since begun home brewing and earned a BJCP Grand Master II rank, currently serving as the Mountain/Northwest Regional Representative and Associate Exam Director while continuing to judge competitions around the U.S. and educating himself and others. In his spare time Brad visits breweries around the world, always on the hunt for those who produce world-class examples of hard-to-find, obscure or innovative styles.

My reviews

Hop Gods

Hop Gods

Wisconsin
United States
Hop Gods, Lakefront Brewery
Description 

Hop Gods pours up pale gold with a gentle haze. A double dry hopping of Citra, Cashmere and Strata gives this Imperial IPA lots of mango, orange and lemon-lime character and lingering grapefruit zest finish.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
9.0
IBUs: 
34
Served at: 
55 - 60º F
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Oat Flakes, White Wheat, Dextrine Malt, Dextrose
Hops: 
Magnum, Citra, Cashmere, Strata

 

 


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Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hop Gods by Lakefront Brewery is being judged according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 22A – Double IPA.

My glass arrives with a hazy, harvest moon orange beer that is mostly covered by a frothy and patchy tight-bubbled... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
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. For this style expect the base beer style blended well with characteristics picked up during the... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
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. For this style expect the base beer style blended well with characteristics picked up... Read More

East Brother Red Lager

Red Lager, East Brother Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Red Lager by East Brother Beer Co. is a Red Lager and is being evaluated as a Vienna Lager (2015 BJCP Category 7A) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect smooth maltiness with moderate bitterness and a dry finish.

I am presented with a brilliantly clear dark amber... Read More

The Most Humble Cobbler

The Most Humble Cobbler

Georgia
United States
The Most Humble Cobbler, Pontoon Brewing
Description 

We don’t mean to brag but be prepared for a tasty treat! We took our base berliner weisse recipe and added a heaping amount of tart cherries, Madagascar vanilla, a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and lactose, to create a cherry cobbler inspired sour beer that gives you a little bit of sweet, some great tartness and a smooth finish.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.0%
Served at: 
42 - 46º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
3 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The Most Humble Cobbler by Pontoon Brewing is a Berliner Weisse-style ale with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cherries and lactose. I am judging this according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 29B Fruit and Spice Beer.

My glass arrives with a nearly... Read More

Birthday Month: New Zealand Triple IPA

Birthday Month: New Zealand Triple IPA

Georgia
United States
Birthday Month: New Zealand Triple IPA, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Beverage Profile
ABV: 
10.5%

 

 


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Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Birthday Month: New Zealand Triple IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co., and  I am judging this according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 22A – Double IPA, while keeping in mind that this beer will be bigger and showcase New Zealand hop... Read More

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