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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2010, 07:32:30 PM »
Absolutely....letting them warm up is easy.  But there have been comps (names withheld to protect the guilty!) where the beers were served almost warm.  Not too much the judges can do about that. 
When we had the NHC in Denver, we had a "little miscommunication" with the fridge guys. Some tables put the bottle into a pitcher of ice water to cool down while they judged the previous entry.

I am in favor of having 2 bottles for the 1st round. A mini-BOS of American ales or IPAs can have 9 or 12 entries. It would be good to have fresh bottles.

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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2010, 08:21:38 AM »
You'd have to ask them.   :)

The conversations are around on the various forums.  For example, "...I rationalize [the entries] were victims of the AHA recapping on oxygen beer abuse and disrespect methodology."

I haven't run across any of those comments, which of course is not say that they aren't there.  If I do see them, I'll certainly ask my question of the people making the comment!
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2010, 02:12:25 PM »
My wife called to tell me my scoresheets were finally in.  Another year with another beer scoring a 44 and not moving on.  Tough competition!

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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2010, 02:15:35 PM »
Damn man. Well, that's a great score. You should be proud. What was the beer?
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2010, 02:34:32 PM »
Baltic porter.  Last year was an RIS.

Heh, I'm not nearly as shocked as I was last year.   :)

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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2010, 02:39:42 PM »
I hear ya. It's hit and miss sometimes.
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2010, 03:47:43 PM »
In looking at the results, and like my entries last year, highest score in the category too.   ;D

I blame the AHA.   :P

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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2010, 03:58:28 PM »
That's funny. I blame Jamil. I don't know how, but somehow this must be his fault.  ;D
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2010, 04:06:29 PM »
If it helps, I'm sure Janis can arrange to have your bottles marked to make sure their not scored the highest in the round :)
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2010, 03:59:04 AM »
So in the Midwest region for the specialty category the highest overall (final assigned score) score is listed as 42.5 , which is what my score is, but I did not place. Scratching head?  ::)

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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2010, 06:13:53 AM »
Your beer most likely was in a mini-best of show, where the 2 or more flights were compared head to head.  Your beer scored well with the judges in its flight, and the other judges may have been grading tougher in their flight.  The mini-bos is the way that the lead judges from each flight can taste the best beers,and decide which ones advance.

It is tough to have a beer score so well and not go on, but it happens.
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2010, 08:12:15 AM »
A page or two back, I described my experience with how a mini BOS works. It was my first time judging so I obviously didn't judge the mini BOS round itself. But I did judge one of the flights leading up to it and and observed the mini BOS. It was an interesting experience.
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2010, 06:29:33 AM »
A page or two back, I described my experience with how a mini BOS works. It was my first time judging so I obviously didn't judge the mini BOS round itself. But I did judge one of the flights leading up to it and and observed the mini BOS. It was an interesting experience.

Did you judge the NHC first round?
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2010, 08:39:48 AM »
A page or two back, I described my experience with how a mini BOS works. It was my first time judging so I obviously didn't judge the mini BOS round itself. But I did judge one of the flights leading up to it and and observed the mini BOS. It was an interesting experience.

Did you judge the NHC first round?
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Re: Must be some outstanding NHC beer entries out there.
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2010, 01:28:36 PM »
Maybe the simplest 'solution' would be to leave the max score off the posted results. I like seeing all those results across the region, and I would miss it if it was gone, but it always trips people up who don't understand why they had the highest score and didn't move on.