SJPC Scoring Guidelines
The goal of the Sjporr Challenge is to promote brewing, build community, educate fellow home brewers and encourage fun and the responsible drinking of beer. When scoring your fellow competitor’s beers, please do so in this same spirit. We encourage honest feedback, but in a respectful and polite manner. Consider each participant as a friend that want your honest opinion, providing them any insights that you may have to improve on their brewing process.
When judging beers, particularly styles that you are not familiar with, we suggest that you reference the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines to educate yourself. Never hold fellow competitors to strict compliance with BJCP guidelines. The Sjporr Challenge (SJPC) encourages brewing with creativity and the development of new styles of beer.
SJPC Scores Guideline (Final Scores)
37 – 40
30 – 36
22 – 29
14 – 21
9 – 13
5 – 8
World-class Level Beer!
Commercial Level Beer, just missing the X-Factor.
Well crafted. Minor changes to reach commercial level.
Drinkable Homebrew. Minor flaws in design or brewing techniques.
Off aromas or flavors. Unpleasant to drink.
Major off flavors and aromas dominate. Hard to drink.
New Scoring Forms for 2019
This year’s scoring will be completed using a customized spreadsheet that looks and feels just like a scoring form. You will have a single worksheet for each beer you receive to judge.
Your Hub Coordinator will email your scoring spreadsheet and a copy of the guidelines. We have provided both a completed sample SJPC Scoring Form and a blank SJPC Scoring form that you may print out for making hand written notes during he competition.