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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

Three Philosophers

Three Philosophers
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Drinking this beer one gets the sense that it could be - and maybe should be - a bit more than what it is. While a tasty beer with a lot of character, it comes across like a great author who got a little too edited in the latest book. Certainly nothing to complain about, but not enough to keep... Read More

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

While Gose may be a bit of a trend, there’s no doubting the staying power of sour beers as an “advanced” beer drinker’s choice – and any sour beer fan would be happy with this one. However, many would also rightly note that this is much more sour than classic versions of the style, which creates... Read More

S.I.P.A.

Ipswich Brewery IPA
Judges Rating:
79
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

There's no shortage of "sessionable" IPAs on the market, and the challenge most face is how to provide the full hoppy experience with less malt support. That's a challenge that this beer doesn't quite meet.

It pours gold and clear with a scant white head, and the aroma is surprisingly... Read More

Beach Plum Gose

Beach Plum Gose by Blue Point Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Blue Point's Beach Plum Gose (judged as a category 29B, Fruit & Spice Beer, in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines) is an interesting and surprisingly approachable version of a challenging style, with solid basics and interesting flavors!

It pours medium-gold with a slight haze (OK for the style... Read More

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