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

SanTan HefeWeizen

Santan Hefeweizen Beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer starts out with a prominent rich, bready, grainy wheat character in the aroma balanced by a moderate level of ripe banana, very light clove and a light citrus tartness. The flavor follows the aroma closely, and adds light mixed berry fruit and a low, pleasant hop bitterness that helps... Read More

Worthy IPA

Worthy Brewing IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer pours an inviting deep gold with an orange hue that beckons you closer to the glass. You are first greeted with a clean grapefruit citrus hop aroma that has just a touch of pine and resin coupled with a light bready maltiness to offer balance. The fairly bold hop aroma and flavor are... Read More

Watermelon Laimas

Fate Brewing Watermelon Laimas Beer
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a light watermelon core aroma followed by a light bready, grainy, honey-like maltiness. The watermelon aroma comes across as fresh, with a slight candy-like character as it warms, but it becomes a significant contributor in the flavor, again slightly candy-like, with... Read More

HopShock IPA

Hopshock IPA Santan Beer
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The prominent stone fruit hop aroma, which evolves into candied peaches, is a welcome diversion from the classic citrus or resin hop character typically found in an American IPA. The appearance is also quite inviting, pouring a medium-copper color with very good clarity. The beige head is thick... Read More

IRA

IRA Double Mountain Beer
IRA
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The coppery red color is spot-on, drawing the drinker into this Red IPA. The initial aroma contains a significant amount of sulfur that lingers for quite some time. As it fades, a pleasant resiny hop character, along with peaches and apricots and a bready, caramel maltiness emerges. The sulfur... Read More

Coco Chaos IPA

Coco Chaos IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Coco Chaos IPA from Coronado Brewing, is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Coco Chaos, brewed with toasted coconut, pours a deep yellow that’s tends toward a hazy New England IPA in appearance, with a thick, moussey white head that lingers... Read More

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