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 IV 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.

My reviews

Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma greets the drinker with moderate pumpkin pie spices of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg that dominate. The stout characteristics take a backseat to the spices with a suggestion of coffee, chocolate and very light bready base malt. The spice character increases in intensity in the flavor and... Read More

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

This porter pours black and opaque, with a monster brown, creamy head that is quite persistent. The aroma is moderately roasty and complex, supported by a chocolate, coffee and nutty malt character with a background earthy hop aroma. The flavor is bursting with malt, and like the aroma it has a... Read More

La Perouse White

La Perouse White Witbier Maui beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer pours a hazy light gold, with a creamy, white, persistent head. The aroma initially greets the drinker with a moderate lemon ester, light tartness and a pleasant bready maltiness. A light peppery character chimes in as the beer warms. The flavor follows with moderate bready, doughy... Read More

Stone Mocha IPA

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

Mocha IPA by Stone Brewing is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Mocha and IPA in the same sentence? Although one would think there has been a crossed circuit in styles, the ingredients play extremely well together in this specialty... Read More

Lil' Devil

Lil' Devil Alesmith Brewing Beer
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aroma is an explosion of stone fruit and tropical fruit that is tempered by a bready, biscuity maltiness. A light orange citrus character emerges as it warms, along with a light spicy hop aroma and a suggestion of black pepper. The aroma displays a layered complexity that evolves throughout... Read More

AleSmith Double IPA

Alesmith Double IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Double IPA pours a deep amber color with near-brilliant clarity and a rocky, off-white head that seems to last forever. As you admire the appearance, a prominent grapefruit rind hop aroma bursts from the glass and slowly evolves to allow light stone fruit and a bready maltiness to emerge,... Read More

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