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

Briney Melon Gose

Briney Melon Gose Anderson Valley Beer
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head that leaves lingering lace on the side of the glass. The aroma is quite complex, with notes of watermelon heart, lemon, pear, sea salt and bready, grainy wheat with a suggestion of sourdough and coriander. There is a pleasant... Read More

Ruination 2.0

Stone Beer Ruination 2.0 IPA
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a strong, fresh and bright grapefruit citrus hop aroma with an underlying floral alcohol character. The grapefruit hop character continues into the flavor and is balanced by a light bready maltiness and a suggestion of caramel malt. The high hop bitterness jumps in... Read More

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Stone Brewing's 21st Anniversary Hail to the Hop Thief is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer is a hop showcase in all aspects, the aroma is a cornucopia of mixed stone fruit and tropical fruit, with a light grapefruit zest kick. ... Read More

Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA

Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA by Uinta Brewing
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The beer pours an inviting amber color with a solid orange hue. Prominent fresh-squeezed tangerine and orange citrus aromas jump out of the glass and are so well-integrated that you may mistake it all for hop aromas. A suggestion of bready maltiness develops as it warms to help support the... Read More

Stone Ghost Hammer IPA

Stone Ghost Hammer IPA
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Ghost Hammer IPA by Stone Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

In the world of American IPA, what sets one apart from another? Hops. Ghost Hammer IPA has a lovely blend of new-world style hop character that presents mixed... Read More

MoonJuice IPA

Moonjuice IPA beer Santan brewing
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is a welcome diversion from the typical citrus bomb Northwest-style IPA. The prominent hop character is a fresh and bright tropical fruit cocktail coupled with candied peaches and suggestions of pineapple. A very light grainy, caramel maltiness emerges as it warms and vents. The... Read More

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