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

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

Uinta Pils

Uinta Pilsner Beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The beer pours a light gold color and has a white head that persists throughout the sample. The initial aroma greets you with a light, yeast-derived sulfur character, which fades to allow a fresh, bready maltiness and a complementary supporting spicy and floral hop aroma to emerge. A suggestion... Read More

Batch 15 IPA

Aslan beer Batch 15 IPA
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a light amber color with a long-lasting, off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. It greets the drinker with a prominent grapefruit and resiny hop aroma, with a light bready and caramel maltiness to offer some support to the hops. The flavor follows suit, with a... Read More

AleSmith IPA

Alesmith IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a strong tropical fruit cocktail hop aroma with pineapple slipping through as the dominant force along with a light resiny character. The hop aroma is fresh and bright. A light bready maltiness emerges in a supporting role along with a light alcohol character. The hop... Read More

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer greets the drinker with a prominent and pleasant whiskey character backed up by cocoa powder, vanilla, mixed dark fruits and a spicy alcohol aroma. The whiskey fades down as it warms to create a very balanced aroma. As you’re enjoying the aroma, the beer presents a deep brown color... Read More

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