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Clinical lab scientist by day, beer geek by night.

Avery Raja | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Brazenly bitter. Dashingly dry-hopped. Raja is an audacious addition to our lengthy lineage of intrepid IPA’s. Hops for all! All for hops! Read More »

Neshaminy Creek The Shape of Hops to Come | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

“Can I scream….” for more hops? You sure can. Two row American barley jammed packed with as much Apollo, Newport, Simcoe, Topaz, and Citra hops we could get our hands on, The Shape of Hops to Come is an 8.5% ABV American-styled imperial IPA that’s got a ton of bitterness, along with juicy, dank resiny pine-like, and citrus forward hop character that is worthy of it’s name. Dry hopped for two weeks this hop bomb has as much hop power we can muster! Read More »

Stone Encore Series 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish that leads you to want to drink more and more of this beer! Read More »

Beachwood Citraholic vs Noble Citra Showers | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Citra Showers: Citra is our first choice for our new Double IPA series that showcases our favorite hop varieties, one by one, with each consecutive release. This hop bursts with juicy layers of mango, lemongrass, and grapefruit. Look forward to many upcoming releases within this series of single hopped Double IPAs. Citraholic: Hopheads rejoice! Citraholic is a “modern” West Coast IPA that’s focused on Citra, one of our favorite new American hop varieties. Brewed with an abundance of Citra hops, we also blend in Warrior, Columbus, and Simcoe in the kettle for good measure. Citraholic is double dry hopped for two weeks with an abundance of Citra (and a touch of Columbus) imparting heavy aromas of citrus & tropical fruits with melon and gooseberry nuances. A base of American 2-row malt and scatterings of light British caramel malt create the perfect foundation for this ... Read More »

Green Flash Treasure Chest IPA 2015 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Say Aloha to Treasure Chest 2015, an exotic pink IPA brewed with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. Erupting with fruit-forward complexity, 100% Mosaic hops present aromas of heady citrus and refined stone fruit. The pleasantly bitter flavors of the hops are enhanced by the addition of fresh grapefruit juice. Offering balance to offset the bold citrus notes, prickly pear juice imparts a peppery-sweet kick in the finish. Tropical Hibiscus flowers give this beer a naturally pink hue, a nod to the official color of the Treasure Chest mission. Read More »

Terrapin The Walking Dead IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Terrapin Beer Company and The Walking Dead have teamed up to brew the official beer of the undead. Made with blood orange peel and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty Red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. Read More »

Dogfish Head Sells Out and Chuck Silva Leaves Green Flash! | Beer Geek Nation News

Dogfish Head sold 15% of its brewery to a private investing firm and Chuck Silva is leaving Green Flash! Leave your comments in the section below. Cheers Read More »

Deschutes Black Butte XXVII (11.3% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our 27th Anniversary Imperial Porter was brewed with Theo’s cocoa nibs, pomegranate molasses and select spices, blended with apricot puree, and then aged in bourbon barrels. The result is a truly exquisite ale with bold chocolate character, inspired flavors of fruit, and just a pinch of spice. The perfect way for us to celebrate our golden birthday with you! Malt: Pale, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Chocolate, Crystal Hops: Millennium, Cascade, US Tettnang Other: Theo Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Apricot Puree, Pomegranate Molasses Barrel-Aging: 6 Months in Bourbon (50%) Read More »

Allagash Fluxus 2015 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Fluxus 2015 celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their first beer sold in July 1995. This ever evolving beer is part of the Tribute Series and for 2015 it will be brewed with experimental hops and local maple syrup. Fluxus 2015 is a Golden ale brewed with Pilsner malt and a Belgian yeast strain that is then dry hopped with experimental hops 06277 and 06297. Look for Fluxus 2015 to be packaged in 750ml bottles and kegs. 8%-AbV. Read More »

Mike Hess Deceptio Imperial Black IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This a dark colored ale with a strong hoppiness that is complemented by a slight roasty note. Read More »