John C. Tull

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Beer Judge

John Tull began making beer for himself and his friends in 1994 just prior to moving to Utah to begin graduate school. While working on his Ph.D. in Reno, Nevada, John became interested in judging beer, mead and cider through his friends and colleagues in the Washoe Zephyr Zymurgists, a homebrew club with strong and early representation in the Beer Judge Certification Program. He took the BJCP exam in 2001 and gradually has risen to the rank of Grand Master I. John has judged in more than 50 beer competitions and organized eight, including the AHA National Homebrew Competition final round in 2009. Outside of his life as a beer judge, John is a wildlife ecologist focused on conservation of fragile desert landscapes and the wildlife that live there. He and his wife Marlene have two wonderful daughters and a French Brittany named Jaca.

 

My reviews

Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Tanker Truck Sour Series-Passion Fruit by Two Roads Brewing Co.​ was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (28C) with passion fruit (base style: Gose). Passion fruit and lemon zest aromas are subtle, struggling to break through the wild yeast earthy character. As the beer opens up, the fruit becomes... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tanker Truck Sour Series - Pineapple Mango Gose by Two Roads Brewing Co. was judged as a Fruit Beer (29A) with pineapple and mango based on the gose style. A bready/doughy yeast character is detected in the aroma with a light sulfur hint. Some acidity is also noted. The fruit is not coming... Read More

Low & Slow Helles

Low & Slow Helles, Westbrook Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Low & Slow Helles by Westbrook Brewing Co. was judged as a Munich Helles (4A). The aroma has the grainy-sweet quality desired in a Heller lager with just a hint of noble hop herbal character. The appearance is bright pale-gold with a light, persistent off-white head. The hop flavor asserts... Read More

7B Hazy IPA

7B Hazy IPA, Laughing Dog Brewing
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

7B Hazy IPA by Laughing Dog Brewing is a Hazy IPA and is judged as Specialty IPA: New England IPA (21B). An aroma of citrus wafts out and into the nose, pleasantly combining with malt sweetness with a hint of a fresh bread and mild yeast character. After the initial release of citrus, some... Read More

Molly's IPA

Molly's IPA, Molly's Spirits
Judges Rating:
79
Appearance:
3 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Molly’s IPA by Molly's Spirits​ was judged as an American IPA (21A). Hops dominate the aroma with pine resin, floral, honeydew, cantaloupe and slight herbal qualities. A clean, malt sweetness is also noticeable. The appearance is somewhat opaque, orange-yellow in color with a fine, white head.... Read More

4 Seasons Winter '20

4 Seasons Winter '20, Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

4 Seasons Winter ‘20 by Mother Earth Brew Co. was judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (33B). It was brewed with coffee, chocolate and lactose. Coffee leaps out in the aroma and is huge in the nose of this beer. With some additional effort, cocoa and vanilla start to come through. The color is a... Read More

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