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 seven.  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 is has served as a proctor, translator and exam grader for the BJCP.

My reviews

Misty Mountain IPA

Misty Mountain IPA back east beer
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma of this beer is delightful: A medium-sweet malt note and fruity esters of lychee fruit, then a sot, freshly baked bread-like character. Very light grassy notes round out the hop aroma, with a light nutty malt quality at the end. Its inviting golden yellow appearance and brilliant... Read More

Sofie

Sofie by Goose Island Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
76
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

This beer pours golden yellow in color with a slight chill haze. The head is tall, rocky and off white colored. It has excellent persistence with hardly any visible bubbles rising. The aroma brings lots of fruity esters, pear, ripe fruits, particularly pineapple, with a very low citrus lemon... Read More

Ok2berfest Marzen

Two Roads Ok2berfest Beer Marzen
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma of this beer is of bready, doughy malt and a very low fruity peach and red apple note.  There's also some lager yeast dryness that is nearly prickly from the carbonation.  The hops are spicy and relatively low.  As this beer warms the esters subtly increase.  The gold amber color... 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

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

Paradise City by Birdsong Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

It poured golden yellow with a hazy clarity indicative of the yeast strain or dry-hopping. A frothy white head, with a long lasting retention frames the glass nicely... Read More

Doin' Thyme Witbier

Doin' Thyme Witbier by Birdsong Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Doin' Thyme by Birdsong Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Poured into a glass this beer's appearance is light golden yellow, with a hazy clarity. It carried a large foamy white head, that lasts and lasts. The aroma... Read More

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