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

Mandarina IPA

Mandarina IPA, Highland Brewing Co
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Mandarina IPA by Highland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer  (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines with a base style of American IPA.

This beer poured golden yellow with a foamy thick white head that disappeared slightly quicker than expected. The clarity was brilliant... Read More

Stargazer White

Highland Stargazer White, Highland Brewing Co
Judges Rating:
85
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Stargazer White by Highland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Witbier (Category 24A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

The beer poured hazy, straw yellow in color with a large, thick, moussy white head that persisted for a very long time. It also showed a big effervescent quality.

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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

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

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

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

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