Rodney A. Tillinghast

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Beer Judge

Rodney Tillinghast has been pursuing the perfect pint after his first sip of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in a Buffalo tavern in 1988.  Since then, he expanded his beer horizons at every opportunity, including homebrewing for the past 25 years, being a BJCP beer judge for 21 years, working commercially as a brewer at Brown’s Brewing Company for a spell, and tasting beer throughout his travels all across the US and abroad.  He attained the BJCP rank of National Judge early in 2015.  

Rodney presently lives in North Carolina with his “beer widow” wife and two fine sons.

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Member for
3 years 3 months

My reviews

Rucksack

Rucksack, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Rucksack by Monday Night Brewing was judged as a German Weissbier (Style 10A). A monstrous, pillowy white head rested atop the hazy golden brew, bubbling up with a very strong carbonation level. The beer offered up healthy aromas of spicy clove and banana, supported by a sweet, crackery malt... Read More

Mischief Managed

Mischief Managed, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Mischief Managed by Monday Night Brewing was judged as a fruit beer, BJCP style 29A.

Overall, the beer is extremely tart from beginning to finish. The barrel component, when fused with the (as-expected) lactic dryness of the beer, significantly impacts the Berliner Weisse experience,... Read More

Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA by Uinta Brewing was evaluated under style BJCP style 29A, Fruit Beer.

Aromas jumped out of the beer, like unpeeling a clementine tangerine in the middle of winter. Notes of pineapple and mango were also present. With the addition of white grapefruit juice to this... Read More

Old Bakery Porter

Porter by The Old Bakery Beer Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Old Bakery Porter by The Old Bakery Beer Co. is a very faithful representation of English Porter (Style 13C), with roasty, medium chocolate notes in the nose, reminiscent of hazelnuts and medium-roast coffee. Color was a shifty brown-to-black, with a dark tan head set firmly in place. 

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Ante Meridiem

Ante Meridiem, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Ante Meridiem by Monday Night Brewing was judged as an Imperial Brown Ale (Style 33B—Specialty Wood Aged Beer). Weighing in at a hefty 13.5% ABV, as I sampled the thick dark brew, it was hard to find any perceived hotness from the alcohol. Although I was able to coax a head out of the beer, it... Read More

Archipelago

Archipelago, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Archipelago by Monday Night Brewing is being judged as a American IPA (BJCP Style 21A). The first noticeable traits of this beer are its juicy aromas, filled to the brim with mango, tangerine, and melon. This IPA boasts a hazy dark yellow coloring, with a prevalent white head that lasted from... Read More

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