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

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

Mother's Harvest

Mother's Harvest, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Mother’s Harvest by Upland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA – New England IPA (Category 21B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

This beer poured rich golden with a very light haze. The white head was foamy and was kept thick for a long time. The many small bubbles seen rising... Read More

Pamola

Baxter Beer Pamola Session Ale
Judges Rating:
87
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours golden and clear. It exhibits a thick appearance; a white foamy head crowns it with a long lasting retention. A small string of bubbles in the glass is seen rising to the top. The aroma of medium low bready, doughy, and cracker-like Pilsner malt character welcomes you. Then there... Read More

All Y'all

All Y'all, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
83
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

All Y’all by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured golden yellow with a medium-light haze possibly due to dry hopping which is ok for the style. The white head was compact, while many small bubbles... Read More

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