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

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

E.Z. Orchards Poire

E.Z. Orchards Poire, E.Z. Orchards
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Perry by E.Z. Orchards is an alcoholic drink made from fermented pears falls under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as (C1D) New World Perry. The aroma of this perry has a nice floral fragrances with subtle hints of fruit. The appearance of this perry revealed a hue that was almost clear (like water) ... Read More

Crikey

Crikey, Reuben's Brews
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Crikey by Reuben's Brews was judged as a (# 21A) American India Pale Ale (IPA) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

The pour of this beer revealed a light brown hue that was a bit cloudy due to chill haze. It had a very nice carbonation that revealed a very pillowy and dense head. As well, for... Read More

Down Under IPA

Down Under IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Down Under IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was reviewed as an American India Pale Ale ( #21A ). The beer poured had a nice light brown hue with a little chill haze.  Again, it had very nice carbonation that had tiny bubbles that was almost fluffy. The aroma was a bit subdued with malt sweetness and... Read More

Just-The-Tip

Judges Rating:
70
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Just-The-Tip by Lumber House Brewery was judged as an American Pale Ale, BJCP 2015 Guidelines (18B). 

The beer poured was murky at best with minimal carbonation. It had a light brown hue. Was the haziness intentional or perhaps filtration was an afterthought?  The beer poured flat and... Read More

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