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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

Hazy Boom

Hazy Boom

California
United States
Hazy Boom, Garage Brewing Co.
Description 

Made with the hops: Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosiac and Citra, this Hazy Boom IPA will be sure to satisfy your hop needs, while being easy to drink.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.35%
Hops: 
Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosiac, Citra

 

 


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Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hazy Boom by Garage Brewing Co. was judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 21B, Specialty IPA: New England IPA.

The beer arrives displaying its cloudy, rich, straw/golden color with light orange hues and a large, frothy white head with long retention. The aroma is of... Read More

Raspberry Flapjack

Raspberry Flapjack

Louisiana
United States
Raspberry Flapjack, Urban South Brewery
Description 

Fruited sour finished on tart raspberry puree and maple syrup! Liquid breakfast!

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
0

 

 


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Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Raspberry Flapjack by Urban South Brewery is being judged according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 34C - Experimental Beer.

An immediate sweat and tart raspberry nose greets me alongside light milk sugar, soft vanilla and... Read More

Haus Marg

Haus Marg

Louisiana
USA
Haus Marg, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Description 

This Margarita Gose recalls one of our favorite libations by layering lime and tangerine into a Gose, a sour beer traditionally made with a hint of salt. A rounded, full mouthfeel meets a burst of citrusy flavors enveloped in a 5% sour beer for a level of refreshment you have never known.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5.0%
Malts: 
Wheat, Pilsner
Hops: 
Mosaic

 

 


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Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Haus Marg by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being judged according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 29A – Fruit Beer.

A tall, slender glass arrives with a slightly hazy, yellow straw-colored beer, and I can smell soft tangerines... Read More

Capella Porter

Capella Porter by Ecliptic Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
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 bitterness. While diverse roast qualities exist, this... Read More

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