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

Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

20th Anniversary Raven Special Lager Premium Edition by RavenBeer is being evaluated as a Vienna Lager  (Category 7A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured a rich gold color with a tight foamy white head that persisted a rather long time. The clarity was brilliantly clear... Read More

Significant

Significant by BuckleDown Brewing
Judges Rating:
84
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Significant by BuckleDown Brewing is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured very dark, opaque and rather viscous. The head was thick and moussy, dark tan in color and showed excellent retention that lasted all the way... Read More

Jewbelation 22

Jewbelation 22, Schmaltz Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
96
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Jewbelation 22 by Shmaltz Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an American Strong Ale (Category 22B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Mahogany, with deep orange highlights in color, exhibited brilliant clarity. A light tan frothy head, loosely tied had average retention. Tiny bubbles were... Read More

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

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