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Trillium Heavy Mettle Double IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www.patreon.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com/ http://facebook.com/beergeeknation Tweets by beergeeknation Heavy Mettle Trillium Brewing 9.3% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A Brewed to test the Mettle of our loyal hopheads, this dank, full-bodied double IPA features intense dual additions of Amarillo and Galaxy. Bright aromatics of peach and nectarine fuse with flavors of tropical fruit and grapefruit on the palate. Accents of pine, resinous hop, and a clean bitterness reveal themselves on a smooth, dry finish. ABV: 9.3% MALT: American 2-row Barley, Valley Danko Rye, Valley Triticale, Valley Wheat, Dextrine, Dextrose HOPS: Amarillo, Galaxy, Columbus Read More »

Lagunitas Waldo’s Special Ale (2017 vintage) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In 1971, the Waldos met one afteroon at 4:20 in the front courtyard of their school near the statue of Louis Pasteur. They set out in a ’66 Impala armed with a “treasure map” on a journey to find a secret garden near Point Reyes. They met there at the same time every day and continued their quest. They never found the secret garden….But they keep lookin’. The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas was made with help of the Waldos for all treasure hunters. Read More »

Equilibrium MC2 (Best NE Style IPA?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

mc² (8.0% ABV) is Photon’s big brother. We literally took Photon’s hopping rate and squared it. This DIPA is our tribute to the amazing relationship that energy and mass are balanced, proportional to the speed of a photon squared. It pours a hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and apricot. mc² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you. Read More »

Stone Enjoy By IPA – 04.20.17 | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Hops: Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga Besides brewing this intense double IPA with more than 10 different hops, we hop-burst and dry-hop the beer to amp up its peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor. Brewed specifically NOT to last, this devistatingly dank, golden beauty should be enjoyed by fellow hopheads within 37 days. Read More »

Firestone Walker Fortem Imperial IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Firestone Walker Fortem Firestone Walker Brewing 8.2% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A Leo v. Ursus Chronology Release #1. Fortem is a new-age imperial IPA that draws upon a range of influences, all while exhibiting DNA from our own forays into the IPA style. As such, it blends newer hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau, Germany along with pale malt, wheat malt and flaked oats for a full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fortem has been left unfiltered for a full hop impact. Read More »

Alchemist The Crusher Double IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation Alchemist The Crusher The Alchemist 9.6% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: A- An American Double IPA, and the name pretty much sums it up. On tap at Brewpub in 2009 @ 8% ABV Released in Cans in March, 2014 @ 9.6% ABV All Crusher reviews to be added here, not a new entry. Read More »

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA| Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

http://www/twitch.tv/beergeekgaming http://facebook.com/beergeeknation http://www.beergeeknation.com Tweets by beergeeknation New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA New Belgium Brewing 9% ABV Beer Geek Nation Rating: B- A rare blend of choice hops creates an explosion of fresh-cut pine and citrus flavors for a complex, rich and delicious flavor. Read More »

Stone Enjoy By IPA – 02.14.17 Coffee & Chocolate | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

It’s not unusual to see pronouncements of “I Heart Hops,” “I Heart Chocolate” or “I Heart Coffee” throughout #socialmedia, printed on T-shirts and, natch, emblazoned on coffee cups. Over the past couple of decades we have helped add “I Freaking Heart IPAs” to that lexicon. Today, passionate people can’t imagine a world without all of the above. For this special edition, we added chocolate and coffee to make this devastatingly fresh IPA even more seductive to the palate. We humbly suggest that you use this libation to proclaim your love for someone… and we suggest that someone be you. Loving yourself is exactly what this libation is all about. Love now; remember forever. 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 »

Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA | Beer Geek Nation

For our 14th Anniversary Ale, we traced our inspiration to British IPAs of the 1800s, creating an imperial, nay, Emperial IPA using all-British hops, malt and yeast. We even adjusted our Southwest U.S. water to summon that ageless IPA chemistry and royal sense of place. Cheers to an Encore reign for this mighty British-by-way-of-California-West-Coast IPA. Read More »