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

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

Gratzer

Gratzer, Seedstock Brewery
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gratzer by Seedstock Brewery falls under the #27 of the Historical Beer category of the 2015 BJCP as a Piwo Grodziskie. This is typically a Polish beer utilizing smoked wheat malt that makes it unique. This beer is different from a German Rauchbier in these certain areas. The smoked aroma/flavor... 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

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