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Beer Geek Nation Episode 47: Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale video beer review

This beer was easily one of the strangest beers that I have ever had. While this beer is technically considered a Belgian ale, I would have not guessed that in a million years. Check out the review for the full details on this odd beer. Complex sake like flavors with malt sweet notes. Hints of strawberries in the nose and palate. An intriguing mix of sake, malt , and bitter notes in the finish. Available both in Japan and U.S.A. Malts: Larger Hops: Chinook Adjuncts: Red Rice, Flaked Barley Original gravity: 1.070 Alcohol Vol: 7.0% IBU: 26 Color: Smoky Pink Package Format: Japan – 330ml bottles, 15L Kegs U.S.A. – 11.2 fl.oz. & 1pint 8.3fl.oz. bottles, Various size of Kegs Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Episode 46: Dark Horse Brewing’s Crooked Tree IPA video beer review

This was the first beer that I have had from Dark Horse and I was not disappointed! Inspired by West Coast I.P.A.’s, but brewed with Michigan style. The Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. Often described as “grapefruit” our hops give this beer an excellent fruit flavor that finishes dry, crisp, and clean. It will pour a nice deep copper color with a bit of haziness. Because of our almost patented “Intense Transfer Methods” our Crooked Tree has won several medals in the India Pale Ale category. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Episode 45: La Chouffe video beer review

This is a Belgian style strong ale. Truly one of my favorite authentic Belgian beers with is amazing yeast aroma matched perfectly with a classic Belgian malt taste. Check out my review and let me know what you think. Bottle conditioned. Golden Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy, with evoluting taste. Natural Beer, bottle refermented, unfiltered, not pasteurised and without any additives Available: Year Round ABV: 8.0% Available In: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Beer Review: Green Flash Brewing Hop Head Red

Green Flash brewing out of San Diego, CA is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. To say they are consistent is the understatement of the century. They produce extremely high quality beers full of that west coast hop goodness we have all come to love. Their Hop Head Red is no exception to the rule. Traditionally Red ales tend to be nice sessionable malt delivery systems without being to over the top. Light caramel characteristics from toasted malts mix together with a slight frutiness from the yeast strain which is traditionally a dry Irish ale strain..traditionally. Green Flash basically took this style and made it their own which they have done in the past with their Trippel and their Belgian IPA, Le Freak. This red ale screams west coast from the mountain tops. The appearance is a gorgeous deep dark red with a ... Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Episode 44: Dogfish Head Squall IPA video beer review

To be honest I was a bit disappointed with this beer for various reasons you can see in the video. Im starting to wonder if I got a bad bottle or something though because a lot of people seem to really like it. I may just have to hunt down another bottle of this to try it again. Not sure what went wrong here.. An unfiltered, 100% bottle-conditioned, super-pungent imperial I.P.A. clocking in at 9% ABV and dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ, and Willamette hops. The beer will come out in June of 2009 in a handful of eastern seaboard states. It will only be packaged in 750ml champagne bottles. Seek it out… and hoard it from the non-believers. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation Episode 43: Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale video beer review

Ommegang BPA is our interpretation of a true Belgian-style Pale Ale. Taking inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic, we feel we’ve brewed up something completely unique. BPA is brewed with 5 specialty malts and generously- though not excessively -hopped with three hops: Columbus for bittering, three additions of Celeia for aroma, then dry-hopped with Cascade. BPA is primary fermented and bottle-conditioned using our signature house yeast. Copper-golden in color with entrancing effervescence, BPA forms a substantial, fluffy white head, giving off aromas of tropical fruit and citrus. Noticeable herbal notes and bitterness from the hops never overpower the balanced malt backbone and allow the estery qualities of our yeast to shine through. We feel the result is quite remarkable. Giving a nod to the fine Pale Ales brewed in America today, though never forgetting its classic Belgian roots, BPA is exceedingly refreshing and ... Read More »