Randy Scorby

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Beer & Mead Judge

Randy Scorby began his search for great beer decades ago and he has been home brewing since 2006. He is currently the BJCP Continuing Education Director as well as a Grand Master III Beer Judge and a Mead Judge.  He was also the 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year.  He has traveled to many locations worldwide in search of the perfect beer, including Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Austria and the Czech Republic.

History

Member for
2 years 1 month

My reviews

Judges Rating:
75
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a strong orange hue with an off-white head that is long-lasting. It has a light haze that is appropriate for a Triple IPA. The initial aroma is a mixture of tropical fruit and mixed citrus that quickly gives way to an aggressive spicy alcohol that... Read More

Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The initial aroma is a prominent cold-brewed medium roast coffee, with light roasted malt, caramel, and a suggestion of herbal hops emerging as it warms. The flavor is more balanced with a moderate coffee character, roasted malt, nuttiness, and a pronounced hop bitterness that lingers through to... Read More

Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The beer pours a very inviting deep orange-amber color with a long-lasting tan head. The aroma is quite complex and consists of citrusy hops, tropical fruit, pineapple, light black pepper and grainy, bready maltiness. The aroma evolves over time, favoring both IPA and Belgian Tripel... Read More

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The initial aroma is fruity with a hint of lemon, followed by a moderate herbal, spicy character. A light black pepper and bready maltiness evolves over time, offering balance and adding even more complexity to this beer. The lemon is even more pronounced in the flavor and is complemented by a... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This cider pours medium straw and is brilliantly clear, with champagne like bubbles that rise from the glass.  It has a prominent fresh and lightly bruised apple aroma followed by a spicy, cinnamon background note and a light acidity. The apple character is also prominent in the flavor with a... Read More

Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma greets you with a prominent spicy alcohol character and significant stone fruit esters of peach and apricot. As the beer warms, a light floral hop aroma fights through the esters with a light bready caramel maltiness. The aggressive hop bitterness helps to balance the moderately sweet... Read More

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