Josh Weikert

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Beer Judge

​Josh Weikert took up homebrewing in 2007 as a means of staying sane during graduate school, and even though school is over, the brewing continues! He is a founding member and past president of the Stoney Creek Homebrewers, has medaled in every BJCP beer style, is a BJCP Grand Master Judge and Certified Cicerone, and is a two-time Eastern Pennsylvania Homebrewer of the Year.  He is also the author of the Beer: Simple blog (beer-simple.com).

Josh is a professor and lecturer in political science, specializing in political communication and political psychology. He lives in Collegeville, PA with his wife, Barbara (also an award-winning brewer), and their dog Biscuit (who has yet to win any medals, but is remarkably happy to watch on brew days).

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My reviews

Palo Santo Marron

Palo Santo Marron Dogfish Head Beer
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Subtlety isn’t this beer’s strong suit, which is a great thing for big beer drinkers! The opening salvo of aromatics includes a complex blend of vanilla, toast, coffee, green wood, and chocolate. Alcohols build as it warms and add to the complexity. 

The beer pours a dark mahogany, but it... Read More

Hazy Bastard

Hazy Bastard by Blue Point Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
76
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
17 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Hazy Bastard from Blue Point (evaluated under BJCP Category 21B, Specialty IPA - specifically as a New England IPA) is, per the brewery, a double-dry-hopped "juicy" IPA that seems to be lacking the bright, fruity hops character that we've come to expect from the style - though it is, admittedly... Read More

Judges Rating:
97
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This is a world-class Flanders Red despite hailing from the American Midwest. Sours can be challenging, and the Flanders Red particularly so given the kind of balance drinkers expect between fruit, acid and malt, but this one nails it. The beer pours a brilliant amber color with a low tan head.... Read More

Blast!

Brooklyn Blast Double IPA
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

It's almost a cliché at this point to shake the pom-poms and cheer for an incredible Double IPA, but sometimes it's absolutely called-for. That's the case here: Blast! is one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

It pours a quite clear bright gold with a fine white head. The aroma is dominated... Read More

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