Dan Martich

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Beer Judge

Drawn to craft beer by the Sam Adams radio spots that aired in the early 90s. He's been homebrewing for 19 years, and a BJCP judge for five.  Dan calls himself the "beer hound" because finding good beer on his travels is what makes his tail wag.

Becoming a BJCP judge solidified his interest in craft beer, and improved the quality of his homebrews. He's enthusiastic about beer competitions and has won many awards.  He is an exam grader for the BJCP, and most recently spent a week in Germany to educate himself on Altbier in Dusseldorf, and Kolsch beer in Koln.

History

Member for
2 years 1 day

My reviews

Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Clencher by BuckleDown Brewering is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured brightly golden with a big thick white head that displayed excellent retention.  No carbonation bubbles were visible in the glass.

In the aroma we... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Belt and Suspenders by BuckleDown Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer pours Golden with a slight haze possible due to dry hopping.  A thick white head crowns it,  with many small bubbles rising to the surface displaying... Read More

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Double Bass Chipotle Chocolate Stout by Starr Hill Brewery is being evaluated as a Spice Herb or Vegetable (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

The base beer is an imperial stout, it pours very dark brown –nearly opaque. The cascading effervescence reminiscent of a nitro pour... Read More

Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours golden and clear. It exhibits a thick appearance; a white foamy head crowns it with a long lasting retention. A small string of bubbles in the glass is seen rising to the top. The aroma of medium low bready, doughy, and cracker-like Pilsner malt character welcomes you. Then there... Read More

Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a deep straw yellow color with a crystal clarity that's second to none. Its white foamy head and excellent retention invites you to take in its aroma of moderate citrus, grapefruit and low piney hop notes. The malt aroma comes through as a bready and warm glazed doughnut... Read More

Judges Rating:
78
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a hazy gold with orange hues creating an off-white head that lasts. Although darker than most (straight, non-dunkel Weissbiers) this one has the high notes of banana and clove that so characterizes the style. Moderate pilsner-malt sweetness comes through in the aroma as well as a... Read More

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