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Tracy Hensley

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Beer Judge

Inspired by a seventh-month exploration of beers throughout Europe, followed by a move to Portland, Oregon, Tracy started home brewing to create the most drinkable beers in the world. Tracy currently holds the BJCP distinction of National Beer/Mead Judge and is the Assistant Representative of the Mountain/Northwest Region serving the Pacific Northwest. In addition to home brewing, administering and grading BJCP exams, judging and running competitions, she also brews beers for the Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery with Green Dragon Brewers in Portland.

My reviews

Big Guns IPA

Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Aromas of grapefruit, sea mist, peach juice, golden apricot jam and spearmint are apparent upon first whiff. Overall, this beer's aroma profile was reminiscent of a lemon curd chiffon tart. In the looks department, this beer was a heavy, bright, medium-golden color with a persistent off-white... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout is an Oatmeal Stout, and was evaluated as an oatmeal stout (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 16B) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style, characteristics of complimentary roast, malt, and pleasing silky oatmeal character are... Read More

Power of Love IPA

Power of Love IPA, Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Power of Love IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a bracingly hop-forward beer with traditional and New World hop characteristics, with uncharacteristicly grassy hop elements throughout.  For the IPA style (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 21A), it is enjoyably crisp and dry,... Read More

Vanilla Bean Stout

Vanilla Bean Stout by Avery Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Even from four feet away, I could already smell the pleasing aroma of this beer – an intense mélange of milk chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, freshly milled oats, cocoa powder and smooth, roasted coffee beans. The appearance is pitch-brown in color with garnet highlights, and the low tan head... Read More

1811 Lager

1811 Lager Fort George Beer
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer's aroma is of cornflakes, lemon with honeydrop candy, very low Mexican vanilla bean, biscuits and low herbaceous rosemary. This light golden beer is topped by a yellowish, creamy head with fine effervescence that clings to the sides of the glass. Flavors start out as plain dinner roll... Read More

Ee Tah! IPA

Ee Tah! IPA by Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Ee Tah! IPA is a Double IPA, and was evaluated as a Double IPA (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 22A) offering according to BJCP guidelines. I sampled this beer in two different glasses, the recommended snifter as well as an IPA glass.  For this style, the main... Read More

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