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

Crush

Crush, Reuben's Brews
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Crush by Reuben's Brews was judged as (21A) American IPA under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. It is considered as a Hazy IPA. The hazy moniker, style and trend these days is simply a beer that is unfiltered. Most beers are filtered accordingly, except wheat beers that include Hefeweizen and Belgian... Read More

Hop Pursuit IPA

Hop Pursuit IPA by Full Sail Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Co. beer was judged as an American India Pale Ale (BJCP #21A).

The pour revealed a very nice light caramel hue. The clarity of this beer was crystal clear and the carbonation was really effervescent. The aroma definitely revealed an American IPA within. It exploded... Read More

Detour

Detour by Uinta Brewing
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Detour by Uinta Brewing was judged as (22A) Double IPA (India Pale Ale), according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour of this beer revealed a light brown hue, caramel-like, that had beautiful carbonation that resulted in a very fluffy, dense head that just wouldn't dissipate. There was just a... Read More

La Frontera IPA

La Frontera IPA Big Bend Brewing
Judges Rating:
81
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

The initial aroma of this beer was hoppy floral notes – very typical of this style. The color featured a light straw hue along with light carbonation. The flavor had a nice malt sweetness balanced with some hop bitterness, but I felt that the hop bitterness was lacking for this style. To put it... Read More

Terlingua Gold

Big Bend Beer Terlingua Gold
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

The aroma of this beer had slight fruity aromas, neglible malt and a low hop profile in the nose. The appearance was a nice wonderful copper hue featuring a somewhat low carbonation and head retention. The initial taste of this beer featured subtle hop bitterness followed by a mild malt... 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

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