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

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

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

Gnarpocalypse

Gnarpocalypse, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

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

This beer poured a very cloudy straw color and had a short-lasting foamy white head.

Light... 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

Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Place to Imagine Vol. 1 by Social Fox Brewing is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines.

The guidance is described as a sour and/or funky version of a fruit, herb or spice beer or a wild beer aged in wood.  ... Read More

Longbody Ale

Longbody Ale, Hometown Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Longbody Ale by Hometown Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2021 BJCP Style guidelines. 

 This beer starts with moderate aromas of hoppy American hops character of grapefruit, pine and resin. The notes are of caramel,... Read More

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