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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 Assistant BJCP Continuing Education Director as well as a Grand Master IV Beer Judge, Mead Judge and Cider 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.

My reviews

Thru the Haze

Thru the Haze, Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Thru The Haze by Bear Republic Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Thru The Haze IPA pours a medium yellow with a white head that leaves a thick and creamy stand of fine bubbles on the beer, quite visually appealing. The... Read More

Rally Circuit White

Rally Circuit White

California
United States
Rally Circuit White, Garage Brewing Co.
Description 

A golden-hued unfiltered wheat ale with sweet and fruity notes and finishing with a soft, crisp finish. Best when served cold.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5.2%

 

 


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

Rally Circuit White by Garage Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Witbier (Category 24A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Rally Circuit White starts out with the aroma of moderate orange and lemon zest, which is quickly followed by a candy-like bready malt character with an impression... Read More

Hop Lava

Double Mountain Hop Lava Beer
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with an inviting orange hue. The aroma begins with a subdued, but muddled, citrusy hop character followed by a balance of bready and caramel maltiness. The flavor opens up even more to show grapefruit in the hop character as well as adding a light toasty... Read More

Pineapple Hefeweizen

Pineapple Hefeweizen

California
United States
Pineapple Hefeweizen, Garage Brewing Co.
Description 

Just in time for summer, this pineapple hefe is ready to make you feel like you're on an island in the South Pacific.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5.5%

 

 


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Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Pineapple Hefeweizen by Garage Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Pineapple Hefeweizen pours an appropriately hazy medium gold with a lingering creamy white head that remains throughout the glass. The aroma features a... Read More

Sex Panther

Santan beer Sex Panther Porter
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma greets you with a moderate level of bittersweet chocolate, light roast, and a light breadiness from the base malt followed by a light herbal hop aroma. As the beer warms, a suggestion of berries and caramel emerge. The moderate bittersweet chocolate grows slightly as it hits mid-palate... Read More

Side Bae Double IPA: Idaho 7

Side Bae Double IPA: Idaho 7

Georgia
United States
Side Bae Double IPA Idaho 7, Wild Leap Brew Co.
Description 

Super small batch IPA brewed with experimental malt formulas and hop combinations. These are the most heavily-hopped NEIPA's we've ever made, brewed exclusively for the taproom.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.6%
IBUs: 
45
Hops: 
Idaho 7

 

 


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

Side Bae Double IPA: Idaho 7 by Wild Leap Brew Co. is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (Category 21C) from the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Side Bae Double IPA: Idaho 7 features a deep yellow color with significant haze and a fine white head that lingers. It delivers a prominent hop aroma of... Read More

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