Michael Moore

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Beer Judge

"Big" Mike Moore

Mike Moore is a BJCP National Beer Judge with more than a quarter century of judging experience. Mike's writing on beer-related topics have been published in multiple publications nationwide, and currently is a columnist for Celebrator magazine. As founder of TasteMoore he hosts guided tours of great European beer destinations, while stateside leading beer and food pairings for private events are his passion. His gift for beer analysis is only matched by his joy in sharing that passion.

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My reviews

Koffi Porter

Koffi Porter by La Quinta Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Coffee Porter pours a beautiful cascade going up the glass, much like a nitro draught beer pour.  The beer is brown/black in color with a light brown creamy head that perisits.  The aroma is all fresh coffee with some roasty notes and faint chocolate.  The flavor is all coffee at the start... Read More

Even Par 7.2 IPA

Even Par 7.2 IPA by La Quinta Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This IPA is a beautiful looking beer, golden yellow in color and crystal clear with an off-white head that persists.  The aroma is big on grapefruit followed by a fresh pine resin smell.  Some malty notes are in the background reminding me of honey.  The first sip is decisively bitter and... Read More

Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

After pouring, the beer is beauty to behold.  Bright orange/gold in color with a massive off-white head with great retention.  Aroma of pineapple, lemon-lime, and Saison like with pear notes and clove.  An initial caramel malt-forward flavor with a slightly grainy taste, then orange-grapefruit... Read More