So I entered the Big and Huge Competition in Wisconsin. I ended up taking second place with my IPA out of 51 beers. This competition was categorized by OG and Ale or Lager. So you have Big, Huge and Mammoth categories under both Ale and Lager. This IPA fell into the Mammoth category.
So I get my ribbon in and it says "Second Place Mammoth Lager". Which is wrong. I contacted them about it and they reply, "There was a mix up with the printers and they unfortunately printed Mammoth Lagers on the Mammoth Ale Category. So the category ribbon was not correct. Did you receive the correct ribbon as far as receiving a second place ribbon?"
Why would you send out the wrong ribbon knowing it's wrong?! You paid for the ribbons, make them do it again!
Then I get to reading the score sheets. I think one of the judges was trying to see how well he could write with his left hand and lead eye closed. You can pick out maybe 3 words this guy wrote on the whole page. I'll try and take a picture when I get home. How am I suppose to take anything away from this?!
On top of this, the beer only scored a 34! I got second place with a 34 point beer out of 51 beers?!
None of this makes sense.