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Bells Planet Series: Neptune – The Mystic | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

With Neptune, our Planets Series comes to an end. Inspired by one of Larry Bell’s old homebrew recipes and the music of Gustav Holst, this complex, strong and spiced Imperial Stout offers prominent herbal notes along with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice/anise and pepper with a touch of heat. Reminiscent of a mystical creation brewed in days gone by, this beer is a good candidate for aging due to the robust characteristics of its ingredients. Read More »

Bell’s Saturn (BA Barleywine) Video Beer Review | San Diego Beer Vlog EP 587

The fifth release in the Bell’s Planets Series is strong, robust and complex. Saturn is a bourbon barrel aged barleywine loaded with notes of toffee, caramel, oak and vanilla that finishes with a warming touch. The first beer brewed for this series, Saturn has been aging in casks since July 2014. True to its name, this beer is well suited for vintage aging. Read More »

Bells Hopslam (2015) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repetoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style. Read More »

Bells Two Hearted Ale (16oz Can) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma. Read More »

Stone Enjoy By vs. Bells Hopslam vs. Lagunitas Sucks vs. Vitocry DirtWolf Blind Tasting | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

In this video I do a blind tasting of some of the big popular imperial and normal ipas onthe market today. While the results were not to terribly surprising I think this is something that you should try on your own to truly experience how different IPA’s can taste. Cheers! Read More »

Bells Black Note Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A blend of Expedition and Double Cream stouts aged in bourbon barrels. Beer geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Bells Hopslam (Most Dissapointing of 2013?) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repetoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style. Beer Geek nation craft beer reviews Read More »

Odell Myrcenary Double IPA (Better then Hopslam?) | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 223

Named for Myrcene, a component of essential oils in the hop flower, Myrcenary Double IPA is our tribute to those who revere the illustrious hop, and their unyielding exploit to craft hop forward beers. Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of Myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, a pungent floral aroma, and a clean getaway. Read More »

Bells Expedition Stout | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 159

I have only ever had this beer on tap so I decided to finally review a bottle of it. What ensued was a big “meh” fest. See what I mean in the review. Cheers The darkest beer we make; this Imperial stout contains double the malt and five times the hops of our Kalamazoo stout and is perfect for cellaring as its complex character will evolve over time. Available October-March. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Bell’s Hopslam (2011) Video Beer Review

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repetoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style. Read More »