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

Holidation

Belgian Style Strong Ale, AKA Holidation by Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Holidation, from Garage Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer hits you quickly with the aroma of peach cobbler, with nutmeg being the primary character.  A hint of cinnamon emerges behind, with a... Read More

North State IPA

North State IPA Wildcard Brewing IPA beer
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The initial sniff grabs the drinker with big tropical fruit hop aroma of pineapple and mango, with a background note of mixed stone fruit.  A light floral alcohol note and light bready maltiness chimes in as it warms to support the complex hop character.  As you enjoy the aroma, you will note... Read More

Double Red IPA

Alesmith Double Red IPA
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A fairly complex Double IPA that pours a deep copper color with ruby highlights and a long-lasting tan head. The aroma greets the drinker with a prominent stone fruit hop aroma with hints of pineapple and a subtle bready and toasty maltiness with a light caramel character in the background. The... Read More

Dry-Hopped CENSORED

Dry-Hopped CENSORED by Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Dry Hopped CENSORED from Lagunitas Brewing is being evaluated as an American Amber Ale (Category 19A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours an inviting light copper color with brilliant clarity, and an off-white head that persists throughout the entire glass. The aroma... Read More

Lights Out Stout

Worthy Brewing Lights Out Stout Beer
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma is a complex amalgamation of vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee beans and fruit with just enough bready malt character to remind you that yes, this is actually a beer. The vanilla and coffee character develop even more in the flavor as it warms, and it lingers into a lightly sweet finish... Read More

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

This beer pours a brilliant gold color with a lingering white head. The aroma greets you with a light, perfumy hop character, followed by a light, bready maltiness and fresh pear. The flavor is a near-perfect balance between the perfumy hops, pear esters and soft, bready malt. A moderately low... Read More

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