Auld Knucker IPA - Mother Earth Brew Co.
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
From Growler to pint glass – Thanks Bro!
*Notes taken on 11/17/12
A: Auld Knucker pours a clear light copper caramel color. Nice finger and a half of khaki foam head with ample stay power. Stick leaves a halo upon the glass at each sip throughout the drink.
S: Smell has a real orchard fruit character to it that is reminiscent of ripe apricot and peach. Behind that is a light caramel malt presence. Rather tame nose overall.
T: Taste confirms the aromas with a pronounced stone fruit profile. I get fresh apricot and peach with a light citrus fruit dusting and some lesser notes of earthy herbs. There is a mellow amount of actual bitterness to the palate which is nice and offers balance. Malt brings a gentle dry cracker base with a touch of caramel sweetness. Alcohol seems very well integrated as it is barely noticeable. Smooth drink but nothing incredibly impressive.
M: Light moderate body with a relatively creamy consistency. Crisp carbonation brings a nice drying lift to the finish. There is a reserved amount of hop residue.
D: This is a nice IPA. Sessionable and well crafted with some very clean flavors. Has great balance but a little forgettable for me.
11-19-2012 21:54:21 | More by Nugganooch
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Handsome orange amber color in the Peroni lager glass. Big foam that melts slowly to a very nice head. A fullsome mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation. Lots of malty richness to start, but the big fragrant hoppy flavor rolls out on top. Nice piney nose.
The hops are somewhat earthy, though not offensively so. This has a tangy, fruity taste that goes well with the danker, darker, dirtier side. Plentiful malt provide some balance, but this is still more than bitter enough. A better than average IPA, to my taste. Thoroughly drinkable and on the mellow side. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.
08-06-2013 05:49:06 | More by mactrail
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a bright golden orange. Big white sudsy foam head.
Smells like grapefruit, some mandarin orange. A bit of grass/earthiness to it, but it's primarily a citrus-forward beer.
Tastes like it smells. Grapefruit, some pine rinds, a bit of earthy mineral zest. More bitter than I would have expected given the aroma. Pleasant. Not overwhelmingly awesome, but a good solid IPA. I wish more of the citrus/fruit content had carried over to the flavor.
Nice pleasant, fluffy mouthfeel.
05-21-2010 08:12:54 | More by Overlord
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
A - Bronze body with a creamy, tall, off-white head. Some of the best looking lace I've ever seen! Nice retention too.
S - Sweet and fruity with just a touch of plant bitterness. Honeydew melon is loaded throughout the nose. Edges of cilantro, pine and honey.
T - Green, leafy, waxy fresh hop cone flavor. Strong, resiny bitterness through the back end. Touch of the honeydew from the nose.
M - Bright mouthfeel with lively carbonation and a medium frame.
O - This IPA has some outstanding qualities and a very fresh hop cone flavor, but the hop flavor is a little too raw and imparts a lot of rough, green plant and waxy bitter flavors.
10-31-2013 23:24:55 | More by vfgccp
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: White head that decently rises. After settling, there is still a light head present. The beer is a beautiful yellow to orange to red color, perfect for an IPA. When put up to the light the ale glows yellow, but as the glass sits on a table appears a deep orange-red.
Aroma: The beer has a nice pine and hops aroma with a hint of citrus. After warming some I believe a bit of a floral tones become present with the brew. Overall it's enjoyable.
Taste: A crisp beginning that turns slightly hoppy/piney towards the middle and ends real clean. There's a piney and slightly citrus aftertaste, but nothing too extreme.
Mouth-feel: Light with some crisp carbonation up front, just the way an IPA should be.
Overall Impression: I might be more recently leaning towards trying imperial/double IPA brews, but this beer feels a little mild on the IPA scale. It's still a definite IPA, but would be a great introductory beer to people who haven't tried many IPAs, especially California style. Overall, very enjoyable, although I still enjoy their Kismet IPA a bit more, as I feel like Mother Earth Brew Company has put their own touch to it. Glad more of their beers are becoming more available in a bottle though.
02-21-2013 06:17:32 | More by Deigea
3.99/5 rDev +5%
Pours a crystal clear amber into the glass, vigorous pour will net a huge fluffy three finger head. Decent retention and very attractive loosely piled lacing.
Mild and doughy malt, cookie sweetness equally balanced with a solid pine and generic citrus hop aroma. Oily and resiny but bright. Really need to get your nose in there but really pleasant.
Balanced as it can get for an ipa, graham crackers and cracked wheat, warm biscuit sweetness with an inviting hop push back with pine, resin, tangerine citrus, lemon and grassy notes. Lightly bittering that dries appropriately. Leaves the door slightly open for alcohol to sneak in.
Tame carbonation, very smooth with easy to put down body. Drinkable.
A very balanced ipa, this is Mother Earth's Primodial before it got messed up with the higher alcohol. Very balanced and notably clean and drinkable. Bottle art is fantastic. Not as unique as Kismet IPA but also very well crafted.
03-14-2013 03:29:38 | More by rawfish
Auld Knucker IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.