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:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Tropical Darkroom Sour IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. doesn't fall under the IPA nor Sour category as it is a " Sour IPA " - a combination of the two. The most suitable category for this beer is #34B Mixed-Style Beer under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured a nice viscous color reminiscent... Read More

Sightglass

Sightglass, Single Hill Brewing
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sightglass by Single Hill Brewing falls under the category of #18B (American Pale Ale) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This is a Hazy Pale Ale. The beer revealed a straw-like hue in the pour with an obviously cloudy and hazy appearance. It had nice carbonation that dissipated quickly. The... Read More

Science Box

Science Box, Single Hill Brewing
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Science Box by Single Hill Brewing falls under the category of 21A (American IPA) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This is an American Hazy IPA. This brew had a very nice cloudy, hazy appearance. The hue was light yellow with very good carbonation. It also featured impressive head... Read More

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

Session Saison

Session Saison, Seedstock Brewery
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Session Saison by Seedstock Brewery falls under the category of 25B Saison according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour revealed a light brown hue and not a golden nor straw-colored one typical of the style. The aroma of this beer had nice, spicy, floral notes along with some fruity esters... 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

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