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

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

Cucumber Farmhouse

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

For those of you who question whether cucumber and beer work together, this beer shows that they most certainly do. It displays a moderate but soft fresh cucumber aroma with a light lemon and mixed pome fruit character as well as a light tartness. As the beer warms, a rich bready maltiness and... Read More

Hop Lava

Double Mountain Hop Lava Beer
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with an inviting orange hue. The aroma begins with a subdued, but muddled, citrusy hop character followed by a balance of bready and caramel maltiness. The flavor opens up even more to show grapefruit in the hop character as well as adding a light toasty... Read More

GT Gose

Anderson Valley Beer GT Gose
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours deep gold with a light haze, and a fine, white persistent head. The aroma is moderately tart with a hint of lemon zest, and a light peppery character that emerges as the beer warms. A light bready maltiness and moderate briny character also develops in the aroma. There is... Read More

Thru the Haze

Thru the Haze, Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Thru The Haze by Bear Republic Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Thru The Haze IPA pours a medium yellow with a white head that leaves a thick and creamy stand of fine bubbles on the beer, quite visually appealing. The... Read More

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

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