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

Tail & Tooth

Tail & Tooth, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tail & Tooth Hazy IPA by Belching Beaver Brewery and Coronado Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Tail & Tooth Hazy IPA pours a medium gold with a white head that leaves a thick stand of fine bubbles on the beer.... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Four Seasons of Mother Earth Summer by Mother Earth Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a beautiful deep black color and is quite opaque, with a thick brown head that lasts throughout. There... Read More

Harvest Apple

Big B’s Harvest Apple Semi-Sweet Hard Cider
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

Stone Saison

Stone Brewing Saison Beer
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

Heritage Coffee Brown

Alaskan Beer Heritage Coffee Brown
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

Batch 5000

Batch 5000 Triple IPA Short's Brewing Beer
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

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