Dan Martich

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Beer Judge

Drawn to craft beer since the early 90s. He's been homebrewing for over 20 years, and a BJCP judge for seven.  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 including a Gold Medal at the National Homebrew Competition.  He is has served as a proctor, translator and exam grader for the BJCP.

My reviews

Alcatraz 2X IPA

Alcatraz 2X IPA, Alcatraz Brewing
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Alcatraz 2X IPA by Alcatraz Brewing is being evaluated as a Double IPA (Category 22A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

This beer poured golden amber with a low amount of haziness. The robust off-white head is voluminous and framed the glass beautifully.   

Moderate floral hops... Read More

Sticky Icky Icky

Sticky Icky Icky, Short's Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sticky Icky Icky by Short's Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

This beer poured golden with a hazy appearance that is indicative of either a dry hopping method or signs of the copious amounts of hops used during brewing.  

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#adulting

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Judges Rating:
74
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
27 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

#adulting by Evil Genius Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Golden with a slight haze. White foamy head that had average persistence. Many bubbles were seen rising, bringing the aromas to the nose. 

Bright notes of tangerine... Read More

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

I’ll Have What She’s Having by Evil Genius Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Jet black and opaque. The dark tan head was thick and moussy with long retention. Lacy as the head clings to the side of the glass... Read More

Hop Manna IPA

Shmaltz Hop Manna IPA, Schmaltz Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
75
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Hop Manna by Shmaltz Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Reddish copper with a light tan head with a light haze, the head texture was foamy with big bubbles that quickly collapsed.

Initial layered aromas of caramel, and... Read More

Slingshot

Shmaltz Slingshot American Craft Lager, Schmaltz Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Slingshot by Shmaltz Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Blonde Ale (Category 18A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Golden with a slight chill haze, a pristine white foamy head crowned this beer, and held firmly for a good long while. The fluid bubbles rising to the surface brought forth... Read More

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