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

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

Hydra's Haze

Hydra's Haze, Heavy Seas Beer
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hydra’s Haze by Heavy Seas Beer is being evaluated as a New England style IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Huge aromas of citrus fruit burst out of the glass along with fresh oranges and grapefruit peel, light pineapple, bold fruity esters in the form of pears and... Read More

Fight Milk

Fight Milk, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

 Fight Milk by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as an Oatmeal Stout (Category 16B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Roasted malts, vanilla and coffee aromas are all present. Slight alcohols evaporated quickly, and the cream in the aroma is reminiscent of an ice cream float experience. ... Read More

Judges Rating:
98
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #1 by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

The aroma begins with moderate vanilla and an absence of the presumed oak barrel notes. Pleasant bourbon in the nose is up front and... Read More

Low Light

Low Light, Motorworks Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Low Light by Motorworks Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

Light straw color, a foamy white head with average persistence and small bubbles can be seen rising to the surface, which bring out the aromatics. Slightly hazy possibly due to... Read More

This Is A Light Lager

This is a Light Lager, Motorworks Brewing
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is a Light Lager by Motorworks Brewing is being evaluated as an American Light Lager (Category 1A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

This beer poured with a yellowish gold color that was framed by a foamy white head. The brilliant clarity allowed for small champagne-like bubbles to be... Read More

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