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

Apple Pie Pale Ale

Apple Pie Pale Ale Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer falls under the BJCP category of #30B (Autumn Seasonal Beer). This is an American Pale Ale with "additions" making it is seasonal. It is listed as a Seasonal Style Pale Ale with apple juices and spices.

The aroma of this beer had wonderful notes of spices (most notably cinnamon... Read More

Cosmic Ocean Brut IPA

Cosmic Ocean Brut IPA, Coronado Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cosmic Ocean Brut IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. was judged as a Brut IPA. What is a Brut IPA? It is an IPA brewed the traditional way using a primary ale yeast. Then it goes thru a secondary fermentation using enzymes to further convert the sugars into alcohol, thus one gets a beer that is a bit... Read More

Primordial

Primordial by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is an Imperial IPA and the closest category that I can find to place this in is the Double IPA (#22A). This would have more hops (bittering) and more alcohol than a Double IPA and should not be imbibed lightly. This is a big beer in all senses of the word. The beer poured a light copper hue... Read More

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

Mega Mint Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout by Heathen Brewing would normally be judged as a #20C (Imperial Stout), however, this beer has mint in its component, which makes it more qualified under #30A (Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer). 

The appearance of this beer when it was poured revealed... 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:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer falls in the BJCP category of (25B) Saison. It could have also been placed as a (33A) Wood Aged Beer. This beer is described as an "oak aged saison brewed with Gewurztraminer grape juice from Colorado". However, I didn't get any oak fragrances in the aroma, but I did get a wonderful... Read More

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