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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

Llama Mama Milk Stout

Llama Mama Milk Stout

Florida
United States
Llama Mama Milk Stout, Darwin Brewing Co.
Description 

Roasted malt with a hint of caramel and vanilla and a sweet creamy chocolate finish make this beautifully balance milk stout a beer that would make any mama proud.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
26
Served at: 
40 - 45º F

 

 


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Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Llama Mama by Darwin Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Sweet Stout (Category 16A) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

This beer has aromas of roasted malt, creamy lactic milk from the added lactose that gives it its stylistic category. Moderate earthy hops are... Read More

Tank Dog Tangerine Mango Imperial IPA

Tank Dog Tangerine Mango Imperial IPA

Virginia
United States
Tank Dog Tangerine Mango Imperial IPA, New Realm Brewing
Description 

Unleash your inner dog and LGFT! Tank Dog is more than a beer. It's a mindset. Expect unleashed juicy notes and smooth drinkability. When life barks. Bite back.

Beverage Profile
ABV: 
9.6%
Hops: 
Citra, Azacca, Lemondrop, Mosaic

 

 


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Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Tank Dog Tangerine Mango Imperial IPA by New Realm Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2021 BJCP Style guidelines. 

This beer starts with moderate juicy aromas of mango and citrus, followed by a circus peanuts and bubblegum finish. Many fruity esters 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

Doin' Thyme Witbier

Doin' Thyme Witbier by Birdsong Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
82
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Doin' Thyme by Birdsong Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Poured into a glass this beer's appearance is light golden yellow, with a hazy clarity. It carried a large foamy white head, that lasts and lasts. The aroma... Read More

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

Fight Milk

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

 Fight Milk by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as an Oatmeal Stout (Category 16B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Roasted malts, vanilla and coffee aromas are all present. Slight alcohols evaporated quickly, and the cream in the aroma is reminiscent of an ice cream float experience. ... Read More

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