Richard Wong

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Beer Judge

Richard currently holds the distinction of National Judge and has been a BJCP member since 1996. As well, he has been a homebrewer for more than 15 years.  He enjoys visiting new brewpubs and breweries and is always on the lookout for new beers. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

My reviews

Crikey

Crikey, Reuben's Brews
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Crikey by Reuben's Brews was judged as a (# 21A) American India Pale Ale (IPA) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

The pour of this beer revealed a light brown hue that was a bit cloudy due to chill haze. It had a very nice carbonation that revealed a very pillowy and dense head. As well, for... Read More

Down Under IPA

Down Under IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Down Under IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as an American India Pale Ale ( #21A ). The beer poured had a nice light brown hue with a little chill haze.  Again, it had very nice carbonation that had tiny bubbles that was almost fluffy. The aroma was a bit subdued with malt sweetness and... Read More

Just-The-Tip

Judges Rating:
70
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Just-The-Tip by Lumber House Brewery was judged as an American Pale Ale, BJCP 2015 Guidelines (18B). 

The beer poured was murky at best with minimal carbonation. It had a light brown hue. Was the haziness intentional or perhaps filtration was an afterthought?  The beer poured flat and... Read More

Bright Pale

Bright Pale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Bright Pale by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as an American Pale Ale ( #18B ) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured had a surprisingly light straw color ( almost golden ) hue.  This beer was well carbonated with tiny, small bubbles that did not dissipate, as if it was bottled under... Read More

Panga Drops

Nicaragua Panga Drops, Nicaragua Craft Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Panga Drops by Nicaragua Craft Beer Co. falls under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as a (7C) Pale Kellerbier. This one is an unusual beer for : #1) the can is only 8 ounces ( very small ). #2) it is an unusual beer style in the U.S. It originated in Franconia, Bavaria region of Germany. "Keller"... Read More

West Coast-Style IPA

West Coast-Style IPA by Uinta Brewing
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

West Coast-Style IPA by Uinta Brewing was reviewed as (21A) American IPA (India Pale Ale) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour revealed a beautiful fluffy head of beer along with a light yellow or straw hue. Slight chill haze affected the clarity just a tiny bit. The aroma revealed an... Read More

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