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

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The aroma initially greets you with prominent black cherry, plum, spicy alcohol and a rich, bready caramel maltiness. Immediately following this is a sharp, clean lactic acidity with supporting earthy and slightly barnyard-y Brettanomyces. A light vanilla character jumps in as it warms. The... Read More

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barreljuice, Barreljuice, Barreljuice from Angel City Brewery is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Barreljuice3 is a Saison aged in chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces. This hazy, golden beer greets you with aromatic peach... Read More

Man Juice

Man Juice by Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Man Juice Mandarin IPA from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This IPA pours a light gold color with brilliant clarity that is quite inviting. The white head leaves a thick stand of fine bubbles on the beer that... Read More

Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a light chocolate aroma, followed by supporting fruitiness of apricots and peaches, a light herbal hop character, light spicy alcohol and a caramel, bready maltiness. The spicy alcohol character increases significantly in the flavor, but does allow a supporting cast... Read More

Go To IPA

Stone Go To IPA Beer
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer pours a nice amber color with a lasting, off-white head. The nose greets you with a fresh and bright hop aroma of lemon citrus and tropical fruit that continues to evolve as the beer warms and vents. A light bready maltiness helps to balance the bold hop character in both the flavor... Read More

Peppermint Stout

Peppermint Stout by Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

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

This beer pours exactly what you would expect from an American Stout, black and opaque with a thick tan head that lasts forever.  The... Read More

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