The BJCP has released a new simplified score sheet. Here is the press release:
Simplified Scoresheet Now Available
Responding to demands that we simplified judging, competitions, exams, and styles, we are today, April 1, introducing the BJCP 2015 Simplified Scoresheet. It’s a new scoresheet for a new era, driven by modern craft beer trends, and recognizing the changing nature of beer styles.
The new scoresheet is the only the first of the changes to be rolled out. We expect to abolish ranks as too judgemental, and instead adopt a ranking system based on number of posts to beer rating or homebrewing forums.
“I can’t think of a better day to introduce these changes,” said BJCP President Gordon Strong. “We hope it can cut exam grading from 12 weeks to 15 minutes.” Anyone Planning Retakes Is Likely Fine, Or Only Lightly Stressed.