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

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

Panga Drops

Nicaragua Panga Drops, Nicaragua Craft Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Panga Drops by Nicaragua Craft Beer Co. falls under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as a (7C) Pale Kellerbier. This one is an unusual beer for : #1) the can is only 8 ounces ( very small ). #2) it is an unusual beer style in the U.S. It originated in Franconia, Bavaria region of Germany. "Keller"... Read More

NxS IPA

NxS IPA Stone Brewing Sierra Nevada Beer
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer had a really nice, clear copper color and a large, foamy head. My first sniff of the beer exposed a nice malty sweetness and not much hop presence – something that I was expecting from a Double IPA. Upon the first sip, the beer again had a nice malt sweetness and a very nice caramel/... Read More

Tejas Lager

Tejas Lager Big Bend Beer
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
5 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The beer had a very nice malty aroma that was somewhat grainy with slight fruitiness compounded with a golden straw color and low carbonation. The flavor was well balanced between the low malt and hop profile. Both of these aspects should be at a minimum for the style, and they were. The body... Read More

Back In Black

Back in Black IPA Beer 21st Amendment
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer poured a very dark brown, near-black color with very nice carbonation and a solid, dark tan head. It had slightly burnt roasted malt aromas with no noticeable hops in the nose. The beer had a nice balance of roasted malts and hops that melded with the prominent smokiness. Though this... Read More

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