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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:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This IPA had a very subtle hop aroma of pine needles and not much more. Featuring a very clear, light copper hue with very good carbonation and a frothy head of small, tight bubbles. Well-balanced flavors of smooth malt and refined hops with substantial piney notes blended well with one another ... Read More

Born Blonde

Born Blonde by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Blonde Ale (BJCP #18A) poured a nice light straw color very little carbonation. The aroma was lightly hopped and the no malt detected. The flavor was light, as expected for this style. Nice balance of light malt and light bitterness rounded out this beer which also had hints of honey. It... Read More

MadeWest Pale Ale

MadeWest Pale Ale, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

MadeWest Pale Ale by MadeWest Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pale Ale (18B) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured a very beautiful straw hue or very light yellow with moderate carbonation. The aroma of this beer had a citrus quality to it and a hint of malt sweetness and... Read More

Juicy Harvest

Juicy Harvest, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Juicy Harvest by Upland Brewing Co. was judged as a 14B ( American IPA ) according to the BJCP Guidelines.  The aroma of this beer was very subtle considering that this is an I.P.A. - a very hoppy beer both in aroma and flavor.  I got a light hint of pineapples in the nose which made it very... Read More

Me So Honey

Me So Honey Belching Beaver Beer
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A nice straw color that was cloudy, hazy and unfiltered – all positive attributes pertaining to this style. I detected hints of honey and a mild sweetness in the aroma. Head retention for this beer was nil, as it quickly dissipated. This beer exhibits a terrific balance of wheat/malt and hops... Read More

Tropical Marmalade Hazy IPA

Tropical Marmalade Hazy IPA

California
United States
Tropical Marmalade Hazy IPA, AleSmith Brewing Co.
Description 

Aloha and Sabro hops give this glorious hazy India pale ale intense notes of coconut, red berries and mango. Tropical aromas evoke paradise on the palate, melding berry, floral, fruity and citrus notes from Aloha hops with distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit and stone fruit notes from Sabro hops – a passionate marriage of complementary aromas inspired by the brew’s namesake spread – marmalade.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.1%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
45 - 55ºF
Hops: 
Aloha, Sabro

 

 


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Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tropical Marmalade Hazy IPA by AleSmith Brewing Co. was reviewed under category #21A (American IPA) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour revealed a subdued yellow, cloudy and hazy liquid that had very nice carbonation that resulted in small tight bubbles with a very good head retention. ... Read More

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