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Dan Preston

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Beer Judge

Dan discovered craft beer his junior year of college and never looked back. After a few years of brewery tours and tastings, he finally dove into homebrewing in 2009 when a work colleague was giving up the hobby. Shortly after, he joined one of the oldest club’s in the nation (Boston Wort Processors) and quickly got into judging beer and was a National-ranked BJCP judge by 2013. As an officer of the Worts since 2011, Dan has assisted in organizing several AHA/BJCP competitions as well as trying to promote beer education and experimentation. While he appreciates and makes all beer styles, Dan’s favorites are of the hoppy or sour variety, and has even had great luck combining the two.

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My reviews

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout

Organic Chocolate Stout, Samuel Smith
Description 

Full body, roasted barley flavor and fruity notes from the yeast strain support lush chocolate aroma, taste and finish. This smooth and creamy stout is an innovative rich pairing that works well by itself or mixed with 10% Lindemans Framboise lambic for a special treat.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
28
Served at: 
50º F
Hops: 
Organic Hallertau

 

 


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Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout by Samuel Smith's Brewery falls under the BJCP 2021 category 30A as a Spice, Vegetable and Herb Beer due to the addition of cocoa with an undefined base that probably falls closest to 16A Sweet Stout. Although 16A beers are... Read More

Habanero King of Hop

habanero king of hop imperial ipa beer
Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Probably the most similar to the original King of Hop DIPA. The aroma is mostly tropical/citrusy hops with a tinge of spicy heat. The flavor is similar with tropical/citrus hops, then followed by peppery spice that lingers. The heat builds on the lips and palate and becomes even more exaggerated... Read More

Bludgeon Double IPA

Bludgeon Double IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Bludgeon Double IPA by Hidden Cove Brewing is a Double IPA and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 Category 22A. This beer looks something like honey blossom honey with a light amber color with a deep orange hue, good clarity despite slight haze and a thick, frothy off-white head. The aroma is... Read More

Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Volume Fourteen Embroidered Bird Motif, 19th Century by Wunderkammer Bier is a sour ale with yarrow which puts it under BJCP 2015 category 28C Wild Specialty Beer due to its use of herbs/spices. The beer pours a deep golden color with an orange hue and some haze. There is an off-white head with... Read More

Mango Habanero IPA

Mango Habanero IPA

Florida
United States
Mango Habanero IPA, Motorworks Brewing
Description 

We dosed our unfiltered IPA with mango puree and fresh, de-seeded Red Savina Habaneros, bolstering its citrusy, tropical flavors and imparting a peppery sweet-heat that’s just right.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
85
Malts: 
Two Row Pale, Wheat, Pilsen, Carapils
Hops: 
Chinook, Amarillo, Citra

 

 


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Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Mango Habanero IPA by Motorworks Brewing is an IPA (BJCP category 21A), but due to the additions of mango and habanero it shifts to Fruit & Spice Beer, which is BJCP 2015 category 29B. These additions are definitely complementary to the style as IPAs go great with both tropical fruit and... Read More

Paradise Park 100

Paradise Park 100

Louisiana
United States
Paradise Park 100, Urban South Brewery
Description 

At only 100 calories, this lo-cal lager is fit for paradise! Flaked rice and pale malt create a snappy light lager.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
10
Malts: 
Flaked Rice, Pale Malt
Hops: 
Loral

 

 


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Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Paradise Park 100 by Urban South Brewery is a lo-calorie lager that falls under BJCP category 1A as a Light Lager. This is the same category as the light macros (Bud Light, etc), but it’s certainly a step above in quality despite a similar appearance. It pours a pale straw color with brilliant... Read More

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