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Belching Beaver Deftones Phantom Bride IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Buy This Beer Online: http://www.craftcity.com http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Deftones Phantom Bride IPA Belching Beaver Brewing 7.1% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A- Deftones are joining the ranks of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Megadeth and many others in releasing their own signature beer. The California natives have teamed up with San Diego’s Belching Beaver Brewery for a beer they are calling Phantom Bride IPA, named after their recent single. It is brewed and bottled by Belching Beaver Brewery, Vista or Oceanside, California. San Diego County. The beer is described as a “a hoppy West Coast style India Pale Ale loaded up with Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra hops, all handpicked by Deftones frontman, Chino Moreno.” Read More »

Stone Tangerine Express IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Stone Tangerine Express IPA Stone Brewing 6.7% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: B This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice” crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold and not for kids. Read More »

Trillium IWANTTOBU DOUBLE IPA (Zero IBU Beer) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This past August, we were fortunate to be a part of the inaugural Forever Summer Festival, hosted by The Veil at their brewery in Richmond, Virginia, where JC met owner/Head brewer, Matt Tarpey. Matt’s approach to brewing breaks from conventionalism by pushing boundaries and methodologies. IwanttoBU blends Trillium’s techniques and house character, with The Veil’s unique brewing style to create an incredibly flavorful and aromatic hop forward beer with no kettle hop additions. IwanttoBU is a 0 IBU beer with no hop additions in the kettle. A large whirlpool addition of El Dorado, Simcoe, Citra and Citra Lupulin Powder, plus a massive dry hop (4 lbs per barrel) of Citra and Simcoe. The nose is filled with notes of pine needles, citrus zest and plum. Flavors of lemongrass and citrus emerge on the palate, complimented by a dank, piney character. The beer finishes with ... Read More »

Trillium SIGTEBRØD DOUBLE DRY HOPPED IPA (Best Trillium Beer!?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www.twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com http://www.twitter.com/beergeeknation Trillium Cutting Tiles SIGTEBRØD DOUBLE DRY HOPPED IPA 6.8% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A+ Our latest collaboration with our Scandinavian friends at Amager Bryghus. Inspired by traditional Danish wheat bread, this beer incorporates stone ground whole wheat flour in the mash to create a rustic, bready character. For layered complexity, we added tangerine peel and raw wildflower honey into the whirlpool followed by a double dry hop of Citra/Amarillo. Candied orange, lemon and freshly baked bread permeate the nose. Flavors of tangerine peel, grape and rustic bread emerge on the palate, rounded out by a crisp and balanced finish. Read More »

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale (Best Laguintas Beer?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

#bornyesterday is a newborn verson of our reborn pale, New Dogtown Pale, with a fresh addition: Virgin hops from the trellised lands of the verdant Yakima Valley. Unkilned for an immaculate reception. Then deliver the resulting lil’ brew in 24hrs. Congrats. Its a beer! Read More »

Rogue Promise Gone-Aw-Rye IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

TASTING NOTES: This red rye IPA has a subtle kick from the Rogue Farms rye up front, full malt body throughout, and plenty of hops in the finish. We all enjoyed it and know you will too. 11 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Munich, Rogue Farms Dream Rye, 40, C75 & C120 Malts; Rogue Farms Liberty Hops, Centennial & Simcoe Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast. RED RYE IPA BREWED WITH ROGUE FARMS DREAM RYE Read More »

Drakes Aroma Therapy Imperial IPA (10.2% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Aroma Therapy is the double IPA partner of Aroma Coma and Prieta. The brew takes its cues from the Coma and Prieta recipes and goes bigger — more malt, hops from both New Zealand and America — and a topping of orange blossom honey, the aromatics from which subtly underpin the hops. Read More »

Is the West Coast IPA Dead? | Beer Geek Nation Editorial

Is the west coast IPA dead? Has the New England style IPA taken the crown from the king? What do you guys think. Cheers! Read More »

Trillium Headroom Doulbe IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your palates… Simply put, Headroom is the hoppiest beer we’ve ever brewed with more than 7 lbs. per barrel featuring heavy doses of Galaxy & Mosaic. This is a truly special Double IPA brewed only once a year, released during the last two summers to celebrate Hop Jam; Vermont’s annual lupulin-centric beer fest. Headroom embodies our hoppy coup de grâce (for now)- we hope you enjoy! Dank. Citrus. Tropical Fruit. Juice. Read More »

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion no.1 vs no.2 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Since No. 3 is coming out I thought this would be a good time to see how No 1 compares to No 2. Cheers! An ever-evolving mix of experimental hops, designed to deliver mind-blowing flavors that break the rules with each new release. The unique revolution number on the label tells you which release you have in hand. Crack fresh and enjoy the show. Read More »