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Author Archives: Chris Steltz

Clinical lab scientist by day, beer geek by night.

Oskar Blues Fugli IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions twisted together with the blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic make for a tangy, juicy, zesty array of aroma and flavor. Salivation will instantly ensue with one sniff of this crushable brew (5.8% ABV, 60 IBUs) that was inspired by a Yuzu brew we made with some brewing friends in Japan. Read More »

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.17 Unfiltered IPA (Best batch to date?) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews

Our all-important, hop-driven quest to deliver the most devastatingly fresh IPA on the planet facilitated a paradigm shift in 2012 with the launch of Stone Enjoy By IPA. Not only did we brew this beer with more than 10 different hops, we brewed it specifically NOT to last. Acclaimed for its groundbreakingly short shelf life, this intense double IPA brought forth a whole new conceptof what constitutes “fresh” — guaranteeing fans the ultimate level of hoppiness. This defiantly independent batch you have in your hands is no different. It, like its predecessors before, is a celebration and declaration of the fresh beer revolution. Read More »

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Variety Pack 2017

A collection of 12 collaboration beers from breweries all over the world. Cheers! Read More »

Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our Unfiltered Sculpin IPA packs extra hops into every sip, enhancing the classic Sculpin notes of fresh apricot, peach, mango and lemon with a slight haze and less bitterness. Freshness is key to every beer, but especially true for this extra-hopped IPA—store cold and drink soon. Read More »

Noble Ale Works Mosaic Showers | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Mosaic, Is another release in our Double IPA series that showcases the beauty of one single hop variey while utilizing the same recipe. This hop is one of our favorites here at Noble and is utilized in our Breakaway Pale Ale. This hop has ginormous flavors of mango, watermelon and juicy fruit. Look forward to more releases from this series. Read More »

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (16.5% ABV 2017) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads! We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles — some to enjoy and some to age. Every Beer Has A Story… Read More »

InBev Purchases Minority Stake in Ratebeer! | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews

InBev just purchase a mionority stake in Ratebeer.com . What do you guys think!? Read More »

Hammer of the Beast (Best Clown Shoes Beer?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Imperial Stout and Barleywine Ale aged in Rum barrels. How do you amplify a beast that is half unicorn and half dragon and has already escalated from angry, to very angry, to extremely angry? Give it a hammer! The fifth installment of The beast series blends equal parts Undead Party Crasher, Billionaire, and Blaecorn Unidragon, all aged in rum barrels. We will respect you if you run, but respect you even more if you tackle the Hammer of The Beast. Read More »

Pyramid H7 Unfiltered Imperial IPA (Best Macro IPA?)| Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

We hopped this limited edition Unfiltered Imperial IPA every which way we could think of. From citrus to pine to tropical fruit and back again, we used several different varieties. We hopped it 7 times; thrice in the boil, once in the whirlpool and three dry-hop additions during fermentation. It’s a hop journey meant to showcase the dynamic range of flavors and aromas the mighty hop bestows upon us. Read More »

Firestone Walker Parabola (2017) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs. An extension of Quercus Alba —the Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels. Read More »