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

Siren Noire

Heavy Seas Beer Siren Noire
Judges Rating:
90
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a very dark brown color with dark orange hues on the side of the glass. The head is tan-colored with a low, foamy texture and moderately low retention. Upon bringing the glass to the nose, a moderately low aroma of malt with dark chocolate, coffee and milky notes welcomes the... Read More

Judges Rating:
91
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With a moderately high fresh floral, fruity hop aroma this beer definitely makes an entrance.  But wait, there's also a slight fresh herb quality with caramel, and some fruity pear esters too.  The color is yellow gold crowned with a moussy white head that last, and last.  A light viscosity... Read More

Green Line Pale Ale

Green Line Pale Ale by Goose Island Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
74
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
16 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer pours with a rich pale golden color, with a white fluffy head. Small bubbles rise to the top at average speed, as an indication of its med-high carbonation level.  Aromas of sweet malt with a bready character and honey welcome the taster. Low floral hops with a melon character are... Read More

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

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