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Dan Martich

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Beer Judge

Drawn to craft beer since the early 90s. He's been homebrewing for over 25 years, and a National BJCP judge for over 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

Jewbelation 22

Jewbelation 22, Schmaltz Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Jewbelation 22 by Shmaltz Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American Strong Ale (Category 22B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Mahogany, with deep orange highlights in color, exhibited brilliant clarity. A light tan frothy head, loosely tied had average retention. Tiny bubbles were... Read More

Pentuple

Pentuple

Pentuple, Hoppin Frog Brewery
Description 

This new beer style is a Belgian-style Pentuple! It's just like a Trippel that's somewhat hoppy, light in color, and has its signature fruity and complex character. But our Pentuple is super-charged for more flavor, and ultimately more enjoyment!!

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
15.1%
Served at: 
50º F

 

 


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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

Fire Fest Reserve 2021

Fire Fest Reserve 2021

Pennsylvania
United States
Fire Fest Reserve 2021, Grist House Craft Brewery
Description 

A unique blend of various, individually selected, barrel aged stouts consisting of 22 month old Weller bourbon barrels, 18 month old Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels, and 32 month old rum barrels

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
11.0%
Served at: 
40 - 45º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fire Fest Reserve 2021 by Grist House Craft Brewery is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2021 BJCP style guidelines. 

 The aroma in this beer opens with a moderately high note of sweet roasted malt followed by vanilla, oak, rum... Read More

Stowaway

Baxter Beer Stowaway IPA
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours dark gold, nearly approaching copper.  It is very clear with a white fluffy head with great retention, but no visible carbonation bubbles.  The aroma comes through as medium citrusy grapefruit, with some floral and grassy hop notes as it warms.  The malt is a very low grainy... Read More

Clencher

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

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

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

In the aroma, a... Read More

Big Softy

Big Softy, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
4 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Big Softy by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured very hazy with a near New England IPA style resemblance. A thick frothy white head framed the glass well.

High citrus notes of oranges, lemon... Read More

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