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

I'm On A Boat

I'm On A Boat, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

I’m on a Boat by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as a Blonde Ale (Category 18C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured out with a light golden yellow and a slightly hazy clarity. The thick white head framed this beer beautifully, and the tiny bubbles slowly rising to the... 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

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rise and Shine Breakfast Sour by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Berliner Weisse (Category 23A) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

This beer has aromas of stone wheat crackers with a little fruity perfume. There's a moderate amount of... Read More

Back East Summer Ale

Back East Summer Ale beer
Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a deep straw yellow color with a crystal clarity that's second to none. Its white foamy head and excellent retention invites you to take in its aroma of moderate citrus, grapefruit and low piney hop notes. The malt aroma comes through as a bready and warm glazed doughnut... Read More

Modern Tart

Modern Tart, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Modern Tart by Upland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured a hazy yellowish gold in color. The thick translucently white head was fluffy and big bubbled. This beer’s high effervescence can be both seeing... Read More

Fire Fest Reserve 2021

Fire Fest Reserve 2021, Grist House Craft Brewery
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fire Fest Reserve 2021 by Grist House Craft Brewery is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2021 BJCP style guidelines. 

 The aroma in this beer opens with a moderately high note of sweet roasted malt followed by vanilla, oak, rum... Read More

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