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

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

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

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

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With Oktoberfest just around the corner this beer was a nice addition. The beer had the color of light brown that was very clear and translucent. The aroma of this beer includes lightly roasted malts that had hints of sweetness and no hop aromas ( okay for style ). The roasted malts balanced... Read More

Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Four Seasons - Winter '18 by Mother Earth Brew Co. is judged as #20C according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as an Imperial Stout. The beer had wonderful aromas of dark chocolate, raisins, bourbon flavors, coffee and an alcohol presence. Hop aroma was negligible, which is okay for this style.... Read More

Generation Boomerang

Generation Boomerang by Mockery Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This is a barrel-aged quad (Belgian Dark Strong Ale) with an ABV of 12.1%. The aroma of this beer was wonderful with hints of dark fruit, raisins and a slight malt sweetness. Negligible in hop aroma, but that is okay and reflects the style corrrectly. The beer had a very nice light brown hue. ... Read More

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