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

Grapefruit Shandy

Grapefruit Shandy SanTan Beer
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours a cloudy peach color with a lingering white head, and the drinker is immediately greeted with a prominent, fresh, grapefruit juice aroma with a background hint of rind. Following that citrus explosion is enough bready malt to remind you that this is indeed still a beer. The... Read More

Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer greets the drinker with a moderate, floral hop aroma with citrus and dank notes slipping in behind.  A light bready maltiness shines through as it warms along with a very light caramel character. The hops turn more citrusy in the flavor, primarily with a lemony note alongside light... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fruitallica, a collaboration by Stone Brewing, Beavertown Brewery and Garage Project, is being evaluated as a Fruit & Spice Beer (Category 29B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Although Fruitallica has a solid representation of yuzu, kiwi and habanero, it leaves no doubt that it... Read More

Uror

Fate Brewing Uror Gose Beer
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Gose pours a hazy yellow with a very long-lasting white head. The aroma has a quickly fading sulfur character, followed by a bready, doughy and cookie-like maltiness. A very light lemon citrus ester emerges as it warms, along with noticeable tartness. The flavor builds on the aroma, with a... Read More

El Sully

El Sully 21st Amendment beer
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A lingering sulfur aroma greets the drinker initially, but eventually it fades to allow a light grainy maltiness and floral hop aroma to shine through. The flavor follows the aroma with a grainy, bready malt character balanced by a fresh, floral hop flavor. The smooth hop bitterness lingers into... Read More

Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Spring Collaboration Ale by Mother Earth Brewing & The Bruery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer is marketed as a dry hopped saison brewed with kumquats, and it delivers with a solid representation of the base beer... Read More

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