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

Dammed Double IPA

belching beaver ipa
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer had a very nice sweet malt base and subtle hop aromas of pine needles. It poured with a slight chill haze and cloudiness that featured a light copper hue, very nice carbonation and a very long-lasting head. The beer was well balanced between malt and hops that had flavors of pine... Read More

Litigator Imperial IPA

 Litigator Imperial IPA by Worthy Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Litigator Imperial IPA by Worthy Brewing Co. was judged as a Double IPA (India Pale Ale) under the category of (#22A). Upon pouring this beer it had a light golden hue that was very cloudy ( chill haze ).  However, I would not call this a " hazy " or " New England Style. ", because it has been... Read More

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Highland Charge Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing falls under the category of (#17C) - Wee Heavy of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The pour of this beer revealed a nice dark brown hue with minimal carbonation. The aroma had hints of chocolate, dried fruit and minimal hop overtones. The... Read More

Judges Rating:
74
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
26 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Aromas of toffee, caramel, vanilla and a slight hint of oak come through upon first whiff with no discernible hop character. The beer featured a nice, light brown color with slight chill haze that had very nice carbonation. Small tiny bubbles made it look creamy and light. Sadly, the nice aroma... Read More

Rabid Beaver

Rabid Beaver Belching Beaver Beer
Judges Rating:
77
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

The aroma was very hoppy with citrus and floral notes, but I didn’t detect any rye in the nose. The beer had a nice light yellow color with low foam, low head retention and low carbonation. Though categorized as a Rye IPA, I could not detect any rye whatsoever in the flavor. Basically, this is a... Read More

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

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