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Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A heavy malt foundation includes Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge, but balanced by malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops. Read More »

Lagunitas NightTime IPA (Best of 2014?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Lagunitas NighTime IPA is easily one of the best beers of 2014. If you have not been a fan of previous black IPA’s you have had then this is the one to change your mind. There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take you to unexpected places, places that the DayTime cannot. But then, the NightTime is not suited for ordinary life and ordinary tasks. In fact, NightTime may be the answer for that sort of thing, meaning that those sorts of things may never get done. Things take time in the NightTime, things slow down and you can puase (you have to, actually) and investigate carefully to find that level of objective detachment that ... Read More »

Sierra Nevada 4-Way IPA Mix Pack | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This pack of four hop-forward beers stretches the boundaries of India Pale Ale from midnight black color to hazy body and from experimental hops to innovative brewing equipment. Each style is loaded with intense aromas and flavors presented in new ways, underscoring our passionate and progressive take on whole-cone hops. Beer Geek Nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Sierra Nevada DevESTATEtion Black IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

It’s a shame when good barley goes bad. This spring, the combined effect of double digit sustained winds and concentrated rainfall created major stress on the normal course of our barley maturation — our crop went down for the count. Instead of crying in our beer—or lack thereof—we decided to do one better and make something new. Featuring organic malts and our estate-grown wet hops, this black IPA is the evil twin of our legendary Estate Ale. Black in color with a mild roasty flavor and moderate body, this beer has a bold citrusy and earthy hop flavor and aroma from the use of our own wet hops. We’d never let one bad harvest get in the way of a great beer, so join us in a toast to the memory of our devastating season. Read More »

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp IPA Variety Pack 2013 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our Beer Camp® brewhouse is where our best ideas are born. Here, we develop recipes, try new techniques and turn concepts into new beers. At Beer Camp, we invite our biggest fans to the brewery for a week of in-depth, hands-on learning. Each camp challenges our brewers to make a new and unique beer—the crazier the ingredients the better. Each year, we release some of our favorite Beer Camp creations in the bottle, but mostly, the beers are very limited draught-only rarities. If you see one at a bar near you, search out the lucky camper, buy them a beer and get their stories first hand because while the beers may disappear quickly, the memories will last a lifetime. Read More »

Bear Republic Black Racer IPA (8.1% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Black Racer™ blends Bear Republic’s love of hops with the Pacific Northwest’s appreciation for dark ales. Our pit crew brews this award winning ale which boldly defines a new frontier of flavors and always maintains pole position. Race to the Dark Side. Bronze 2011 Great American Beer Festival American-Style Black Ale Gold 2012 World Beer Cup American-Style Black Ale. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Stone/Aleman/Two Brother DayMan Coffee IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Jim Moorehouse, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller, three pals planning to open a Chicago brewpub under the moniker of Aleman, won first place at last year’s Iron Brew homebrewing competition in the Windy City (judged by none other than Greg Koch, Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing, and celebrated Chicago brewer, designer and author Randy Mosher). Their style-bending IPA artfully married the assertive tropical bite of Citra hops with amazing coffee flavor and aromatics to create something truly unique and exceptional. Serendipitously, Two Brothers recently kicked off a new adventure roasting their own coffee beans, and provided just-in-time freshly roasted java for the brew. The result is an innovative IPA that’s well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Shorts Goodnight Bodacious Double Black IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Goodnight Bodacious rollicks back and forth between the maltiness of a barleywine and the hoppiness of an Imperial IPA. We call it a Double Black India Pale Ale because Double India Black Ale is not yet a recognized category of craft beer for labeling purposes. As you raise a glass, you’ll note that the color is of such unyielding blackness that it will block out even the brightest light of day. It’s also a beer with bite, thanks to our use of four different American hop varieties. Goodnight Bodacious lures you in with its rich, big body and a subtle, prowling bitterness that finally sends you to bed with a warming finish. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Oskar Blues/Sun King The Deuce | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The Deuce is a limited-release Hopped-Up Brown Ale and the second craft beer (following the pair’s CHAKA Belgian-Style Ale release) to be packaged in the Alumi-Tek® re-sealable pint bottle from Ball Corporation. Limited quantities of the Hopped-Up Brown Ale will be available at Oskar Blues locations (Tasty Weasel Taproom, Home Made Liquids & Solids, Grill & Brew) and in Sun King’s home market during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival week while supplies last. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA Video Beer Review

Wookey Jack is our first foray into the dark outer world of black IPAs. Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 60 IBUs, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside. Read More »