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

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

Drip au Lait Raspberry

Drip au Lait Raspberry, Urban South Brewery
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Drip Au Lait by Urban South Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit and Spice Beer (Category 239B) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines.

This is a fun style to judge given the wide parameters; yet the call is decidedly toward balance and... Read More

Microburst

Microburst, Grist House Craft Brewery
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Microburst by Grist House Craft Brewery is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2021 BJCP Style guidelines. The beer’s notes are a fruited sour with raspberry, vanilla and local wildflower honey.

This beer opens with a creamy lactic-... 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

Rocket Pop Gose

Rocket Pop Gose, Urban South Brewery
Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Rocket Pop Gose by Urban South Brewery is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

This beer has aromas of doughy malt and moderate fruity esters in the form of red berries and limeade. No hop aromas were detected.

... Read More

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