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

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

Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

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

This is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with brown sugar and peanut butter essence. The peanut butter dominates... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer pours an appropriately hazy deep amber with rose highlights, and a beautiful light pink head that persists. A prominent raspberry aroma jumps from the glass, and is balanced by a light earthiness, a moderate level of bready malt and a light, tart acidity. The raspberry character is a... Read More

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