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

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Red IPA exhibits reddish-amber hues that lean toward a very light brown color when poured. It has great clarity, and above it is a light tan-colored, fluffy head that gives this beer an inviting appearance. The moderate aroma of citrus and piney hops, along with light bready toast and... Read More

Wild Grape Ale

Wild Grape Ale w/Malbec Grape Must by Hi-Wire Brewing
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Wild Grape Ale by Hi-Wire Brewing is being evaluated as a Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer (Category 28B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured blonde with a pinkish tint, brilliantly clear and very carbonated with a ½” thick white head that dropped quickly as is the case for sours... Read More

Han Brolo

Han Brolo, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Han Brolo by Monday Night Brewing is being evaluated as an American Pale Ale (Category 18B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This golden ale poured hazy with a thick white foamy head.  The haze made it hard to see bubbles rising as a sign of the carbonation.

There’s a big tropical... Read More

Tony Goes Dancing

Back East Brewing Tony Goes Dancing Double IPA beer
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer has "hop lover's serum" written all over it. Put your nose to the beer and huge aromas of of passion fruit and mangoes explode out of the glass. The little voice from the malt says grainy, with a light sweet caramel note, but then it's back to the hops for some citrusy grapefruit that... Read More

Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood is being evaluated as a Winter Seasonal Beer (Category 30C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

The base beer is an imperial sweet stout, it pours a very dark brown, nearly black –clarity is opaque with a tall thick foamy tan head.  The head retention is... Read More

Belt & Suspenders

Belt & Suspenders by BuckleDown Brewing
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Belt & Suspenders by BuckleDown Brewing is being evaluated as an American IPA (Category 21A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer pours a bright golden color with a slight haze possiblly due to dry hopping. A thick white head crowns it with many small bubbles rising to the... Read More

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