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:
70
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Circa 1926 by Darwin Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit and Spice Beer (Category 29B) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines.   

Upon pouring this beer, there are aroma notes of citrus fruit peel and light brown cane sugar. Very low esters give way to a... Read More

Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Barrel-Aged Hypnic Jerk by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Provisional Style guidelines. 

This beer poured mahogany brown with orange hues, and it was moderately cloudy. A light tan head... 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

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

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

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

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