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Discussion in ' Homebrewing ' started by beachbrewer , Apr 9, Community BeerAdvocate. Protip: Log in now to hide ads and this message. Here's a question for our beer judge friends or anyone else for that matter.
Let me know what you think. I had the same issue with a red ipa I brewed. After reading all the info bjcp has out right now, I decided to put it in the specialty category, especially since the first beer on the commercial example list was a red ipa. The judges said it wasn't red enough and it drank like a regular ipa.
Fantastic comments, both judges really liked it, and then docked me points for it not needing to be in the specialty category. So, long story short, I wish I had just eentered it as an ipa.
Hope this helps. If the impression is super bitter I'd probably mention it. Don't give the judges any excuse to not judge your beer.
And obviously it needs to not fit in 14C. Bunch of caramel, deep red color, that sort of thing. Shouldn't fit in 19C either now that I think about it. If you list it the judge will try and find it, then ding you points because they can't.
Read what Michael says above, it is all spot on. Your brief descriptions suggests it might fit nicely into 19C, American Barleywine. Read the style, taste the beer, and decide. If it doesn't match, then I've had several beers get docked for "wrong category" and then even place in the "wrong" category. Also, it's funny to get completely different feedback from the same beer, sometimes from the same judge with conflicting info. Iamjeff6 Champion Sep 9, Virginia.
I feel that with BJCP its all about the category you enter it in. Also with entering in category 23, and listing the crazy ingredients the judges will try to pick those out and if they cant find them you will get docked. This probably wont be much help, I'm pretty new to home brewing so its the best I can think of, But, I would go on a brew calculator and see which style it matches with.
Mag00n Initiate 0 Nov 21, New York. PortLargo likes this. Cheers once again to udubdawg! To me this looks very It fits every quantitive trait except colour. I don't think its nearly unique enough to be GreenKrusty Crusader Dec 4, Nevada. Brewed today Not too much might be a problem To OP: color doesn't sseem to matter much with judges.
Entering a beer in the wrong style category is kind of like entering your Bluegrass band in a Rap Battle. You may lay down the best damn Bluegrass since Lester and Earl, and the Judges' comments may reflect that. But you won't score well. JackHorzempa likes this. After perusing many a thread on here about BJCP guidelines and judging, I'm almost sure I'll never enter a competition.
I'd love the professional feedback but the way the categories and tasting works, there's no way to say anyone's beers are getting a fair shake. Do those of you who have participated in comps feel like it was worth jumping through all the hoops? Show Ignored Content. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
New BJCP 2008 Style Guide and BeerSmith Batch Sparging Release
Discussion in ' Homebrewing ' started by beachbrewer , Apr 9, Community BeerAdvocate. Protip: Log in now to hide ads and this message. Here's a question for our beer judge friends or anyone else for that matter. Let me know what you think. I had the same issue with a red ipa I brewed. After reading all the info bjcp has out right now, I decided to put it in the specialty category, especially since the first beer on the commercial example list was a red ipa.
Comparing Vienna Lager in the 2015 and 2008 BJCP Style guidelines.
The malt flavor is clean, bready-rich, and somewhat toasty, with an elegant impression derived from quality base malts and process, not specialty malts and adjuncts. The guidelines actually do a pretty good job of describing the beer. The flavor is bread-centric. A light toasted malt aroma may be present. Similar, though less intense than Oktoberfest. Clean lager character, with no fruity esters or diacetyl.