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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

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

Imperial Oaxaca Choca Mexican Chocolate Stout

Imperial Oaxaca Choca Mexican Chocolate Stout

Imperial Oaxaca Choca Mexican Chocolate Stout, New Realm Brewing Co.
Description 

Oaxaca Choca is our imperial Mexican chocolate stout brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, chili peppers and locally roasted cacao nibs. This ridiculously tasty brew sips like a cup of Mexican hot chocolate with just enough spice to balance the sweet.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
50
Served at: 
50 - 55º F
Malts: 
Two-Row, Chocolate, Crystal, Roast Barley
Hops: 
Warrior

 

 


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Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Imperial Oaxaca Choca Mexican Chocolate Stout by New Realm Brewing was judged as #30A ( Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer) according to the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

The pour revealed a dark brown hue that was almost black, and it had a nice tan head with a good carbonation level. The aroma... Read More

Blood Orange Wheat Ale

Blood Orange Wheat by Full Sail Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

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

The pour resulted in a nice light golden hue with slight chill haze. The carbonation was light and moderate that resulted in good lacing on the side of the glass.  The aroma had a very distinctive and nice citrus ... Read More

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Highland Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy Scottish Ale by Heathen Brewing is being judged as a #17C of the Wee Heavy BJCP category, though it has spent time in a bourbon barrel. 

The pour of this beer revealed a dark brown hue with light carbonation. The bubbles were small and tight.... Read More

Miracle Mile IPA

Miracle Mile IPA, 6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Miracle Mile IPA by 6th and La Brea Brewery and Restaurant is listed under 21A of the BJCP 2015 Guidelines as an American IPA. The alcohol of this beer is 6.7%. The aroma of this beer revealed a very nice floral, hoppy aroma evident of the beer style. The color had a very nice light straw color... Read More

Castle Made of Clouds

Castle Made of Clouds

Louisiana
United States
Castle Made of Clouds, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Description 

Certified fluffiest DIPA to date! This Hazy Juicy Double IPA was brewed with oats and lactose to provide the foundation for silky texture that is compounded by the tropical flavors that gush off of the New Zealand Pacific Sunrise hops used. It starts with citrus up front and cleans up with a punch of pineapple that rounds out with stone fruit and dare we say a tiny hint of coconut. A paradise, a luxury, a castle...made of clouds.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
8.7%
Hops: 
Cascade, Mosaic, Pacific Sunrise

 

 


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Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Castle Made of Clouds by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was reviewed under #22A (Double IPA) of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  The beer poured revealed a hazy, milky liquid that was golden in color.  Very good carbonation that dissipated quickly, however, their was good head retention. The bubbles were... Read More

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