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 nearly 10.  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 has served as a proctor, translator and exam grader for the BJCP.

My reviews

Rustique

Rustique, Motorworks Brewing
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rustique by Motorworks Brewing is being evaluated as a Brett Beer (Category 28A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

When poured into a glass it is straw colored and hazy with a foamy white head that fell within the average time.

This beer is very fruity and has notes of tropical fruit... Read More

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is being evaluated as Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured pale yellow and hazy with a white foamy head that had average persistence.  

Aromas of pineapple, sweet vanilla notes, with a lactic,... Read More

Pentuple

Pentuple, Hoppin Frog Brewery
Judges Rating:
89
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Pentuple by Hoppin' Frog Brewery is being evaluated as Belgian Tripel (Category 26C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured golden orange with nearly no head. What very little head there is, is white and very thin. No carbonation was noticed in the way of rising bubbles, but,... Read More

Mierka

Mierka, Väsen Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mierka by Väsen Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer(Category 28B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured straw in color with a hazy clarity and a very thin white foam stand. Seems highly carbonated judging from the small bubbles rising fast to the... Read More

Apricot Sour

Feasta, Väsen Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Apricot Sour by Väsen Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured light gold and very hazy with a thick white head. The head retention was customary for sour/wild ale styles in that it dropped fairly quickly... Read More

Feasta

Feasta, Väsen Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Feasta by Väsen Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty Double IPA: New England Double IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP Provisional Style guidelines. 

This beer poured a light golden, very hazy color. The glass was crowned by a big foamy white head with very light viscosity... Read More

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