Originally Posted by jeremytd301
Some of the styles were grouped together. I guess if certain styles didn't get many entries. But this one was 23 entries in Style 14. I am guessing they were all in the same group. Last year I think they had two judges do each beer. Because I think I remember getting two sets of notes for each entry last year. And then they average those two scores together to get your score.
What I'm saying is that there were probably at least 2 pairs of judges for the category (possibly even 3 pairs). They would have split the 23 entries between the pairs and then pushed 2 or 3 from each pair of judges to the mini-BOS. The mini-BOS would have then had 2 or 3 judges (maybe not even any of the original judges) debating those 5 or 6 beers and deciding which ones would place with potentially no knowledge of how they scored at all. Sometimes you may get judges for mini-BOS with different preferences than the scoring judges. So, if you had an American IPA, but the mini-BOS judges are more familiar with or prefer English IPAs or IIPAs, then they may lean that way for choosing places.