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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

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Co. beer was judged as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (BJCP 33B).

The beer featured a very light brown color with little or no carbonation. At first sniff the aroma was heavenly. I detected hints of vanilla, raisins/dried fruit, malt sweetness and oak notes and very... 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

Sweet Orange Wit

Sweet Orange Wit, Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sweet Orange Wit by Garage Brewing Co. was judged as a #29C (Specialty Fruit Beer) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. I feel that this is the appropriate style for this beer, because a fruit flavoring (or extract, in this case, orange) was used in the making of this beer. The base beer is... Read More

Rabid Beaver

Rabid Beaver Belching Beaver Beer
Judges Rating:
77
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

The aroma was very hoppy with citrus and floral notes, but I didn’t detect any rye in the nose. The beer had a nice light yellow color with low foam, low head retention and low carbonation. Though categorized as a Rye IPA, I could not detect any rye whatsoever in the flavor. Basically, this is a... Read More

Tears of My Enemies - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged

Tears of My Enemies - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged

Georgia
United States
Tears of My Enemies - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged, Monday Night Brewing
Description 

There is nothing more sumptuous than the misfortune of your enemies. That dark, smoky taste of revenge takes over as it hits your lips, marching upon your tongue like an army towards certain victory. In addition to the smoke and locally-roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee on the nose. This beer is roasty, chocolately, and, like the tears of your enemies, the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted. NOTE: Contains lactose.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
34
Served at: 
45º - 50º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

This beer could easily fall under 20C (Imperial Stout) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines, however, this beer is aged in apple brandy barrels thus #33B (Specialty Wood Aged) is a better category. The pour revealed a silky black liquid with moderate carbonation that dissipated quickly. The aroma... Read More

Sorry Not Sorry IPA

Sorry Not Sorry IPA Stone beer
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The beer had a very profound aroma of pine resin in the nose (along with secondary floral notes) due to the overwhelming use of hops. The beer poured a crystal clear copper color. The creamy carbonation was nice along with good head retention. This beer definitely fit into the Double IPA... Read More

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