Auld Knucker IPA - Mother Earth Brew Co.
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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
3.75/5 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
4.23/5 rDev +11.3%
Really drinkable IPA. You will finish a 22oz bomber faster than you finish most 12oz bottles. REALLY Citrusy, complemented with a very sweet and light malt backbone. Think a symphony of citrus flavor with a light bitterness gently dancing on a light and sweet stage of honey and biscuits.
07-04-2013 01:54:00 | More by BrotherDylan
4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
Looks like one of the best ipa's I've seen. Great copper cloudy straw orange with a nice three finger fluffy/frothy cream colored head. Leaves some great lacing behind that is thicker than I've seen in a while.
Smells of fresh peaches/oranges and tropical fruity mango notes. Pineapple and subtle piney character. Hard to tell with the hops being so prominent but there's a touch of sweet malty toffee.
Taste is well balanced and not a supper bitter hop bomb that some west coast ipa's can be. The hops and malts blend very nicely. There's the bready, toffee, sweet malt character that you can actually taste with the slightly bitter but prominent tropical fruity peppery hop character. There is only one detraction, that there is a thin quality in there. It's really nice that it's not a bitter bomb but I feel like that might be why I taste a touch of water.
Mouthfeel is a little too thin. I think it has a mild carbonation but there's a sense of a watery character. It does hints at a great sticky character you can feel on the backend. I just wish I could feel that thickness throughout. But this is feeling sessionable so that's a great quality.
Overall, this is a great ipa that isn't going to wreck your palate. Sessionable and clean, I say can's please!
05-27-2013 20:31:22 | More by lsummers
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
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
Auld Knucker IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.