Owen Ogletree

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Beer Judge

Founder of the popular Classic City Brew Fest held in Athens, Georgia, Owen runs Brewtopia.info and writes for Southern Brew News. A National Judge as ranked by the BJCP, Owen has also served as a beer judge at the Great American Beer Festival and the Great British Beer Festival.

Owen Ogletree BJCP National Beer Judge Certificate

My reviews

Black Tuesday

Black Tuesday The Bruery Beer
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The nose registers oxidative notes of earthy malt, sherry, raisins, plums, figs, rum, alcohol and toffee followed by hints of caramel, brown sugar and minerals. Check out the viscous legs on the side of the glass when the dark brown, shadowy beer is poured into an oversized snifter. A thin layer... Read More

Departed Spirit

Departed Spirit
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Is this a dark bourbon aged in a stout barrel? No, it's the other way around. Big whiskey vapors waft from the glass, backed by nuances of blueberry, blackberry, roasted malts, light espresso, dark cherries, vanilla and allspice. Don't even try to see through this black, opaque ale that's topped... Read More

Loose Cannon Hop³ IPA

Loose Cannon Hop³ IPA
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Medium gold in color with an attractive orange tinge, this IPA offers a nose of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits, pine, herbs and toffee-like malt. On the palate, the spicy brew displays moderate flavoring and bittering hops alongside a slightly sweet, earthy, assertive malt profile... Read More

Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Sometimes a modern craft version of a classic beer style is able to blow away trendy "beers of the moment." This brew accomplishes this in a big way. It's light-golden, crystal clear appearance comes across as quite striking, and the aroma profile of honeysuckle, clean pilsner malt, floral... Read More

Florida Cracker

Florida Cracker
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Inviting aromas of coriander, cumin, cereal grains and slightly earthy notes of wheat and citrus emerge from the glass when swirled. With a pale gold shade, pleasant haze and impressive fluffy stand of white foam, the beer seems to glow when held to the light. Refreshing flavors of slightly... Read More

DayTime

Lagunitas Day Time Session IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Who says a beer must be high in alcohol to be remarkable? This golden, light-bodied, low alcohol ale showcases crisp, clean hop aromas of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi. The flavor profile includes mild pale malt character, low bitterness and flavoring hops that impart citrus notes... Read More

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