Swamp Head Brewing, Big Nose IPA Beer Geek Review 252

Big Nose® IPA

India Pale Ale

Created with crystal clear spring water that originates deep in the Okefenokee Swamp, Big Nose IPA is a mystical nectar brewed for hop lovers. Inhale the aroma and devour the flavor of Big Nose.

Big Nose features massive amounts of late flavor hops, augmented with two dry hop additions to enhance the aromatics.

A rich malt backbone combines with the intense hop flavors to deliver a balanced finish that keeps you coming back to say… BEER ME!

Original Gravity: 15.5 PlatoIBUS: 56Alcohol: 7.3%


Pale Ale, Munich, Crystal


Centennial, Cascade, Columbus

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Founders Brewing, All Day IPA, Beer Geek Review 251

  • ABV: 4.7%
  • IBUs: 42
  • Availability: Year-round


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Cigar City Brewing, Hopped On The High Seas Ahtanum IPA, Craft Beer Geek 250

My review of Cigar City Brewing’s, Hopped On The High Seas, Ahtanum. A Carribean Style IPA from Tampa, Florida ABV 7%

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Cigar City Brewing, Invasion Pale Ale, Craft Beer Geek Video Review 249

  • ABV: 5%
  • OG: 12.4
  • IBU: 36
  • SRM: 6

Gold in color, Invasion Pale Ale is CCB’s rendition of a sessionable hoppy ale. The aroma is quite tropical and offers suggestions of peach, mango, lime and papaya. Upon further exploration, Invasion has a light caramel malt character laced with a slight breadiness and the finish relinquishes a bounty of tropical and citrus hop flavor and bitterness.

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Ballast Point Brewing, Black Marlin Porter, Craft Beer Geek Video Review 248

My review of Ballast Point Brewing’s, Black Marlin Porter. A Porter from San Diego, California
ABV 6% IBU’s 42

A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter.
Our Black Marlin Porter stands out in a town known primarily for its IPA’s. We craft it from a unique blend of roasted and crystallized malts that give it a smooth, chocolaty, caramel profile. Then toss in a healthy dose of American hops to serve up full-bodied flavor worthy of its San Diego roots.

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Terrapin Brewing, Recreation Ale (IPA), Beer Geek Review 247

My review of Terrapin Brewing’s, Recreation Ale. A Session Pale Ale from Athens, Georgia
4.7% ABV
11 OG
Hops: Bravo, Centennial, Zythos, Amarillo, Galaxy (Dry Hop)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal 24, Victory

Wrap your hand around a can of our Recreation Ale and explore what outside life has to offer. This hopped up session ale is specially formulated to accompany you on all of your outdoor activities. Pack in this flavorful ale and pack out the memories while enjoying this quaffable brew.



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Dieu Du Ciel, Rigor Mortis, Quadrupel, Beer Geek Review 246

10.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)

Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in January until stocks last.

The Rigor Mortis ABT was born in our Montreal brewpub in August 2001

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Samuel Smith’s Brewing, Organic Chocolate Stout, Beer Geek Review 245

ABV: 5.0% – OG: 1.059 – IBU: 28

Innovators in Certified Organic beers, Samuel Smith began to ship the first organic beers to the US in the mid-1990s. Organic Cider and Organic fruit beers followed starting in 2007, and after many months of test brews & intensive tasting Organic Chocolate Stout was released in September, 2012. UK Soil Association and USDA Certified Organic.
A note about the label: the term “Theobroma cacao” that appears on the label is the scientific name for the cacao tree, and the illustration is of the pod from this tree, source of chocolate.


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Hopslist.com an Encyclopedia of Hops!

logoLaunched in March of 2014 hopslist.com is a website dedicated to cataloging all of the known hop varieties.  This make s for a valuable resource for both brewers and beer drinkers alike.

Hopslist.com Webpage

Cant find a particular hop for a recipe, can help you find a good replacement.  Want to know what kind of flavoring or bitterness a particular hop variety has Hopslist can help with that too.  With more and more hop varieties being announced each season Hopslist should be a frequently visited website for anyone with an interest in beer.  Check out the site and don’t forget to bookmark it because you are going to want to revisit it for sure.

Now who’s going to make grainlist.com and yeastlist.com?

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Lakefront Brewing Wisconsinite Wheat Ale, Beer Geek Review 244

4.4% ABV 9.5 IBU’s

Wisconsinite: the most Wisconsin beer ever! Made with 100% Wisconsin-grown malted barley, wheat, and hops, including a unique, first-of-its-kind, never before fermented, indigenous Wisconsin yeast strain. It pours a hazy, unfiltered, straw color with a fine white head. The mild clove, banana, and citrus aromas from the Wisconsin yeast go well with the malty sweetness and fresh baked wheat bread flavors. With its light body, lively effervescence, and 4.4% ABV, Wisconsinite is a refreshing summer session beer.

Wisconsinite is great with lighter, summer fare: green salad, seafood salad, smoked salmon, lemon pepper chicken, and shrimp or fish tacos


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