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Dan Martich

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Beer Judge

Drawn to craft beer since the early 90s. He's been homebrewing for over 25 years, and a National BJCP judge for over 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

Rustique

Rustique

Florida
United States
Rustique, Motorworks Brewing
Description 

Rustique was brewed with our friends from Mastry’s Brewing Co in St. Pete Beach, FL. With classic, haylike-brett and fruity white pepper aromas, this golden, straw-colored Saison is tart up front and balanced by earthy barrel notes and bitter lemon-rind flavors with a crisp, clean and dry finish.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.2%

 

 


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Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Rustique by Motorworks Brewing is being evaluated as a Brett Beer (Category 28A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

When poured into a glass it is straw colored and hazy with a foamy white head that fell within the average time.

This beer is very fruity and has notes of tropical fruit... Read More

Place to Imagine Vol. 1

Place to Imagine Vol. 1

Georgia
United States
Place to Imagine Vol. 1, Social Fox Brewing
Description 

Place to Imagine Vol. 1 has a sour bite that leads into a juicy, sweet, fruit flavor rounded out with a subtle earthiness from the fresh prickly pear. We have added over 20 lbs of Fresh Prickly Pear per Barrel in this beer.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
7.5%
Served at: 
40 - 45º F

 

 


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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

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

Judges Rating:
88
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Double Bass Chipotle Chocolate Stout by Starr Hill Brewery is being evaluated as a Spice Herb or Vegetable (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

The base beer is an imperial stout, it pours very dark brown –nearly opaque. The cascading effervescence reminiscent of a nitro pour... 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

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