Rick Franckhauser

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Beer Judge

Rick’s interest in beer styles and brewing began in 1975, as a part of an interest in the culinary arts but his education in beer styles began with an introduction to Michael Jackson’s “The World Guide To Beer”. In those days imported beers were hard to come by to say the least. As that began to change, his appreciation and interest in various beer styles grew stronger. Some styles remained hard to find, so in 1991, Rick began home brewing.  To increase his knowledge of the brewing process he became a member of the Cincinnati Malt Infusers homebrew club in 1996, where he served as Program Director and helps to conduct an annual BJCP exam prep class. Rick became a BJCP judge in 2004 and has risen to the rank of National. But most importantly, he loves beer! After all these years, he remains fascinated with the varied aroma and flavor experiences a beer can provide.

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My reviews

Santilli

Night Shift Brewing Santilli IPA beer
Judges Rating:
97
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Santilli was evaluated as an American IPA (2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Category 21A ) offering according to BJCP guidelines. 

The aroma provides a perfectly balanced citrus trio of lemons, oranges and grapefruits. Pine and pineapple also make an appearance and are... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Think "Grapefruit Radler on steroids" and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from this beer. Bold, yet refreshing, the tangy, fresh grapefruit combines with American hops for a citrus explosion, but the malt sweetness keeps things just barely in check. The hop bitterness by itself may be... Read More

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