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Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 331

This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack… yum. Read More »

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 304

This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel. Read More »

Samuel Adams Tasman Red IPA (Red IPA?!) | Beer Geek Nation Beer Reviews Episode 268

This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasted malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: AleSmith Winter YuleSmith Video Beer Review

During the summer, YuleSmith is transformed into a big, hoppy, Double IPA. The enormous load of hops requires a substantial malt background to create just the right balance for a Double IPA. Lighter in color, summer YuleSmith is available around the 4th of July and is packaged in a red, white, and blue bottle. For the winter season, YuleSmith is brewed as an Imperial Red Ale. This version is maltier, more balanced, and darker in color than the summer version. Although quite malty, big hop flavors and aromas are abundant making this an unforgettable winter warmer. Winter YuleSmith is packaged in traditional holiday red and green. Read More »

Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red/Double IPA | Beer Geek Nation Video Beer Reviews Episode 194

Gordon is a dry-hopped hybrid strong ale somewhere between a Double IPA and and Imperial Amber Ale (IAA). Brewed in tribute to the late Gordon Knight, Gordon is brewed with massive amounts of American hops and features about 85 IBUs and 8.7% alcohol by volume. Once a winter seasonal, Gordon is now a year-round, limited-supply offering. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: Coronado Red Devil Video Beer Review

The Red Devil is a double dose of our “Mermaid’s Red Ale. We simply doubled the ingredients (double the malt, double the hops) and created an award winning Ale. An incredibly balanced and smooth beer with a strong finish. Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog: The Bruery Loakal Red Video Beer Review

75% American Red Ale, 25% Ale Aged in American Oak Barrels. A brash American Red ale, dripping with citrusy Centennial hops, mellowed by a touch of oak. Aromas of toffee, citrus, crushed herbs, vanilla and fresh-sawn oak. Complex! Read More »

Beer Geek Nation presents San Diego Beer Vlog Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale Video Beer Review

Resinous hop character and bitterness balance the rich caramel malt base. We took it a step further and Amarillo dry hopped the brew to 45 IBUs, creating refreshing and savory hop flavors and aromas. Is it a Red IPA? That’s your call. Read More »