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

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:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Piston Pump-Kin Porter by Garage Brewing Co. can be classified under Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer 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... 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

Bockness Monster

Bockness Monster, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Bockness Monster by Upland Brewing Co. would normally be categorized as a 9A ( Doppelbock ), however, this has been aged in a bourbon barrel, thus 33B ( Specialty Wood Aged Beer ) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  The aroma of this definately conveyed that this indeed aged in bourbon... Read More

Twain

Twain, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Twain by Upland Brewing Co. was judged as a 28C (Wild Specialty Beer) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  This beer was very difficult to categorize for the following reasons ;  It is a sour, it has apple cider and it was aged in bourbon barrels.  The aroma of this beer had a funky sour aroma ( a... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shaka Berry Pastry Stout by Coronado Brewing Co. is being judged as #29B (Fruit and Spice Beer) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This beer features a wide range of ingredients: blackberry, blackberry, vanilla, cocoa and lactose.

The pour revealed a wonderful pitch-black hue with a... Read More

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