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Old 07-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Your highest score to not even place

I had entered a competition recently that had the online entry system (so scores are available quicker, which I love). I checked after judging and got a 40 on a Belgian Dark Strong, which I was thrilled about, only to find it didn't even place in the category. So HBT, what was the highest scoring beer you've had that didn't take home any ribbons? Big comp, little comp, style?

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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42 for an RIS.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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I got a 42 on a Tripel. I had two lower scoring beers in the competition place at least.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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I got 39.5 on a Belgian Tripel that got Honorable Mention. Funny thing is, all the judges said it was pretty much flawless, meanwhile, judges in a simultaneous contest said the same beer had significant flaws and gave it only a 20. Go figure.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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I think the highest I got that didn't place was a 43.

Ironically, I've judged some competitions where the highest score in the whole competition wasn't even a 43! Some competitions tend to have higher scores than others.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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I had the exact same beer score 40, 41 and 41 in 3 different comps..... and it never did place once. Saison.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:19 PM   #7
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I had a beer get a 43, make into the mini-BOS and it didn't place.

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:48 AM   #8
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Got a 45 on a Milk Stout recently and it didn't place.

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Old 07-31-2013, 01:07 AM   #9
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I got a 40 on an Arrogant bastard clone that I entered as an old ale. Didn't place.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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42 for an IPA that did not place.

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