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

E.Z. Orchards Cidre

E.Z. Orchards Cidre, E.Z. Orchards
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

E.Z. Orchards Cidre by E.Z. Orchards falls under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as C1A ( New World Cider ). Upon opening the bottle it revealed a nice, soft, subtle apple aroma's in the nose. It was nothing overpowering, but again subtle as expected of a cider. The appearance revealed a nice cloudy... Read More

Get Buzzed

Get Buzzed, 6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Get Buzzed by 6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant falls under the category of 35B under Mixed Style as this is listed as a Golden Ale with Honey. The aroma of this beer was evident with an explosion of honey and sweetness. Their was no hops detected, okay for style. The beer poured a straw-... Read More

Miracle Mile IPA

Miracle Mile IPA, 6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Miracle Mile IPA by 6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant is listed under 21A of the BJCP 2015 Guidelines as an American IPA. The alcohol of this beer is 6.7%. The aroma of this beer revealed a very nice floral, hoppy aroma evident of the beer style. The color had a very nice light straw color... Read More

Rancho Lager

Rancho Lager, Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rancho Lager by Garage Brewing Co. was judged as #5C (German Helles) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The aroma of this beer revealed a wonderful malt sweetness and subtle hints of honey with negligible hop aroma (okay for style). The pour revealed a straw-colored hue with very good... 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

Piston Pump-Kin Porter

Piston Pump-Kin Porter, Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Piston Pump-Kin Porter by Garage Brewing Co. can be classified under #30C (Winter Seasonal) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The base of this beer is the porter style along with chocolate and spices according to the brewery. The pour revealed a pitch black hue and a nice creamy tan head. ... Read More

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