Graham L. Barron

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Beer Judge

Graham is a National-ranked BJCP judge living in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. He has been homebrewing beer for almost 20 years since it became legal in Georgia. His favorite styles to brew (and drink) are IPA’s, Double IPA’s, and malty lagers like Oktoberfest/Marzen, and Maibock. He recently embarked on a series of sour beers that will hopefully mature favorably over the next few years.

Aside from beer and brewing, Graham’s other hobbies include coaching youth baseball, fishing, and cooking. When not doing those things, he works as an attorney. 

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History

Member for
3 years 7 months

My reviews

Pumpkinator

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This ale pours a very dark brown (near-black) with a light tan head that dissipates quickly, which is not surprising given the alcohol content. Upon taking the first whiff, you are immediately hit with a spiciness that brings to mind the aromas of Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Hops are... Read More

Fielder's Choice

Fielder's Choice Heavy Seas Beer Cal Ripken
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

American Lager gets a (somewhat deserved) bad rap among craft beer drinkers. Unfortunately, too many commercial examples lack flavor and are too watery. One would be justified to worry when initially seeing this beer with its golden yellow color, perfect clarity, and little to no head. However,... Read More

Haze

Tree House Beer Haze Double iPA
Judges Rating:
97
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Haze Double IPA by Tree House Brewing Co. was judged as a Double IPA (style 22A), according to the BJCP's 2015 style guidelines.

Pouring this New England-style double IPA from its large can, a frothy, persistent white head billows forth. The underlying liquid is, true to its name, hazy... Read More

Atlas

Atlas by Reformation Brewery
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sometimes traditional is good. With the world of IPA constantly changing with new hops, new hopping techniques, and creative adjuncts, it is always nice to be able to go “back to basics.” This beer pours from the can pale orange with excellent clarity, quickly forming a bright white, long... Read More

30th Anniversary Ale

Bell's 30th Anniversary Beer
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours a dark brown to black color, with high viscosity and a slight, tan-colored head that does not linger for long. Strong aromas of coffee, roasted barley, chocolate, cocoa nibs and rich, sweet malt hit you in the nose. Some dark fruit mixes in but no hops are to be found. There is... Read More

Best Brown Ale

Bell's Best Brown Ale Beer
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This ale pours from the can with a frothy and persistent off-white head that covers the hazy, dark brown nectar underneath. Chocolate malt jumps out in the nose, complemented by a toasty, nutty and slightly caramelly aroma. A light, woody hop character hides in the background along with a faint... Read More

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