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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

Hawaiian Lounge Juice

Hawaiian Lounge Juice, Highland Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hawaiian Lounge Juice by Highland Brewing Co. was judged as a Fruit Beer, BJCP category 29A, with Double IPA as the base beer.

The beer opens with some catty, dank hops that are overcome by the floral perfume of passion fruit. The mango makes an appearance in the aromatics coming across... Read More

Barrel Aged Saison III

Barrel Aged Saison III, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Barrel Aged Saison III by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated a Wood-Aged Beer, BJCP Category 33A.

Barnyard funkiness at rather high levels, along with some hay and white pepper are first out of the gate. Oak character from the barrel conditioning is apparent at moderate levels in the... Read More

Wake Zone

Wake Zone

Georgia
United States
Wake Zone, Pontoon Brewing
Description 

Make some waves with this refreshing, unfiltered IPA! This year round offering will showcase a rotating variety of hops ranging from the radical and experimental to the tried and true favorites; each hand picked by our brewers to rock your docks off! We used light and sweet Maris Otter base malts to let the hop flavors take the helm in this crisp, unfiltered IPA.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
57
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Malts: 
Maris Otter

 

 


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Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wake Zone by Pontoon Brewing was judged as an American IPA, BJCP Category 21A.

The aroma opens with high levels of grassy hops, but they do drop out as a fresh pineapple character comes in. Lower levels of dankness and pine resin enter the picture and seem to elevate to the levels of... Read More

Chrome Satan

Chrome Satan
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Grainy malt is joined by low-level toasty notes before the spicy hop character takes over. Pouring a hazy, polished copper color topped with a big, frothy, off-white head, the clean fermentation is immediately apparent, with no sulfur or DMS elements. The grainy and toasty malt carries through... Read More

Hot Cocoa Stout

Hot Cocoa Stout, Low Road Brewing
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hot Cocoa Stout by Low Road Brewing was judged as BJCP category 30 A Spice Herb Vegetable beer with chocolate and cinnamon, BJCP category 16B, Sweet Stout as the base style. The beer opens with a moderately high level of bittersweet chocolate in the aroma. There is a... Read More

Hi-Dilly-Ho

Short's Brewing Hi-Dilly-Ho Flanders Red Ale beer
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bold lactic and Brett aromas are quickly followed by lemon and cherry tartness with notes of currants. As the beer warms, some pepper and woody tones come through along with a slight touch of vanilla. The beer is rather cloudy, a tarnished copper color with red hues, with a creamy, light tan... Read More

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