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

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse by Stone Brewing Co. is a Berliner Weisse style ale with added passion fruit, orange and guava. Evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with a base beer style of Berliner Weisse (Category 23A) from the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. This beer excels at smelling great and... Read More

Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2019 by Stone Brewing Co. is an Imperial Stout brewed with pecans, wheat and rye with a quarter aged in Bourbon barrels. Evaluated as a specialty wood-aged beer (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 33B) according to BJCP guidelines. For this... Read More

Forces Unseen

Forces Unseen The Rare Barrel
Judges Rating:
98
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Intense aroma. This is one impressively aromatic beer. I could smell wildflower honey and fresh pink bubblegum from three feet away as the beer was brought to me. Up close, low bee’s wax, more pink bubblegum and fresh mint appear. Then, when I stick my nose in the glass, I can distinctly smell... Read More

Arrows of Neon

Arrows of Neon The Rare Barrel
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Aroma of moderate lemon yogurt and salty oyster crackers followed by a low warming bourbon vanilla and dried white oak shavings. Over time, low mousiness and hard plastic start to show. The aroma makes my mouth salivate from the tart acidity. The beer has a pale golden color that is clear with... Read More

Ensorcelled

Ensorcelled The Rare Barrel
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Complex and unusual aroma of dark moist German multigrain bread, smoked cedar, dry coco powder with dried sour black cherries and red raspberry compote. The ale is an opaque muddy brown color with a low tan head clinging only to the sides of the glass but when swirled creates Belgian lace. ... Read More

Judges Rating:
79
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Partake Brewing Stout (Non-Alcoholic) by Partake Brewing is a non-alcoholic (0.3% abv) Stout by Partake Brewing. Evaluated as an American Stout (Category 20B) from the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. An American Stout is known for moderate to strong aromas and flavors supported by hop bitterness and... Read More

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