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

Mr. Pineapple

Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer SanTan
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

When thinking of a fruit beer, most people expect a strong, dominant fruit character that can sometimes make you forget you are actually drinking a beer. This fruit beer greets you with a well-balanced fresh pineapple aroma that is supported by a light, bready maltiness. The bready malt... Read More

Pinot Fresa

Pinot Fresa, Angel City Brewery
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

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

Pinot Fresa is a golden ale aged in pinot noir barrels with strawberries added. The strawberries are evident in the aroma as a soft, candied strawberry ... Read More

Lupulin River

Lupulin River by Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Lupulin River from Knee Deep Brewing is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This Double IPA pours a medium-gold color and is very clear with a rocky white head that is quite persistent.

Lupulin River smacks you upside the head with a... Read More

Berserker

Berserker by Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Berserker, from Midnight Sun Brewing Company, is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Berserker pours a deep, impenetrable black topped with a long lasting deep brown head that invites the drinker in to explore further. This... Read More

Sex Panther

Santan beer Sex Panther Porter
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma greets you with a moderate level of bittersweet chocolate, light roast, and a light breadiness from the base malt followed by a light herbal hop aroma. As the beer warms, a suggestion of berries and caramel emerge. The moderate bittersweet chocolate grows slightly as it hits mid-palate... Read More

Husky IPA

Husky IPA by Alaskan Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Husky IPA from Alaskan Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

The overall hop character does shine through as expected from an IPA, but it is a bit muddled and lacks the fresh and bright hop aroma and flavor expected from the... Read More

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