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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

Gratzer

Gratzer

Colorado
United States
Gratzer, Seedstock Brewery
Description 

Gratzer is a traditional smoked, Polish beer that was brewed for special occasions. The Seedstock Gratzer is champagne-yellow in color, with a fluffy white head. We brewed this beer using 100% oak-smoked wheat malt, so it definitely has a smokey aroma. The sweetness of the smoke combined with the spiciness of saaz hops creates an incredibly crisp beer – dare we say, the true champagne of beers!

 

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
3.2

 

 


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Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Gratzer by Seedstock Brewery falls under the #27 of the Historical Beer category of the 2015 BJCP as a Piwo Grodziskie. This is typically a Polish beer utilizing smoked wheat malt that makes it unique. This beer is different from a German Rauchbier in these certain areas. The smoked aroma/flavor... Read More

Tropical & Juicy

The Hop Concept Beer Tropical & Juicy
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aroma of hops in this beer wasn’t very profound or strong, but rather muted when compared to other Double IPAs. I still detected hints of pine and resin aromas in the nose. The beer had a light copper color that was somewhat hazy and featured nice carbonation and very good head retention.... Read More

Shore Thing Pina Colada Berliner Weisse

Shore Thing Pina Colada Berliner Weisse

Louisiana
United States
Shore Thing Pina Colada Berliner Weisse, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Description 

Take your mouth on a beachy vacation with Shore Thing, a Piña Colada-inspired Berliner Weisse. It starts with an easy-going 5% ABV Berliner that we drenched in pineapple purée and conditioned on freshly toasted coconut.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
5%
Malts: 
Pilsen, Wheat
Hops: 
Mosaic

 

 


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Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Shore Thing Pina Colada Berliner Weisse by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was judged using the 2021 BJCP Guidelines under the category of 23A ( Berliner Weisse ). The pour of this beer revealed a straw pale hue that was both cloudy and hazy in appearance (okay for style). The aroma of this beer... Read More

Big Bend Hefeweizen

Big Bend Brewing Weissbier
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The aroma of this Hefeweizen had hints of banana and cloves -- an indication of a proper German hefeweizen. The pour had the appearance of a beautiful straw-colored brew, and was quite cloudy and hazy due to the unfiltered process. The flavor had hints of banana and cloves again alongside a... Read More

Utah Get Me 2

Utah Get Me 2

Virginia
USA
Utah Get Me 2, Honor Brewing Co.
Description 

Fear causes hesitation and hesitation will cause you to miss out on this IIPA. If you want the ultimate old school balanced double IPA this is the beer for you. Little hand says its time to rock and roll with a trio of American hops which pack action into every sip. Pairs well with a meatball sub from the shop around the corner, or better yet a second.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
8.7%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
45 - 50ºF
Malts: 
Riverbend Base Camp, Riverbend Vienna Malt
Hops: 
Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial

 

 


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Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

Utah Get Me 2 by Honor Brewing was judged as Style 22A, Double IPA, according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines. 

The pour revealed a golden hue with a very good carbonation level. The aroma had a nice malt sweetness and subtle hops. The first taste revealed a nice malt sweetness and... Read More

Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Co. beer was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP 29A).

The pour of this beer resulted in a nice straw colored liquid that had a slight chill haze in its clarity, and a nice small carbonation and head retention. It was difficult at best to pick up any watermelon aroma in... Read More

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