Dan Martich

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Beer Judge

Drawn to craft beer by the Sam Adams radio spots that aired in the early 90s. He's been homebrewing for 20 years, and a BJCP judge for seven.  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.  He is an exam grader for the BJCP, and most recently spent a week in Germany to educate himself on Altbier in Dusseldorf, and Kolsch beer in Koln.

History

Member for
3 years 5 months

My reviews

Sour Monkey

Victory Brewing Company, Sour Monkey
Judges Rating:
78
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
12 / 20

This beer pours golden straw colored with a light haziness clarity. A white fluffy thick head crowns it with average retention. It is light textured with medium sized bubbles rising to the top. The aroma is of moderately high honey, wine barrel room, with vanilla, and dry wood. Esters are high... Read More

Goose Island IPA

Goose Island IPA
Judges Rating:
80
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
10 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer pours with a light golden color and a fluffy white head. Fine bubbles randomly rise to the surface. The medium intensity hop aroma is of woodsy, floral, and some low amounts of pine, and grapefruit rind notes. Subtle fruity esters of peach and red raspberry notes possibly coming from... Read More

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