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Primordial Imperial IPA - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Primordial Imperial IPAPrimordial Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-29-2010)
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Reviews by busterthecat:
Photo of busterthecat
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated 22oz bomber poured into 8 oz tasting glasses. Chilled to fridge temp.

A- Sits a hazy amber orange hue. Some white filmy head on top. Good head retention.

S- Sweet orange and malt upfront. Good amount of bread in aroma. A touch or caramel comes in the end. A bit of herbal and fresh cut grass come through, although light.

T- Good dose of piney hops and bready malt upfront. The bitterness really develops though the taste and rests nicely on palate. Sweet orange and carmel pull at the edges of the taste are well noticed. Very balanced right now.

M- Medium body. basic. Malt and hops are in balance. the bitterness is rather mild for a DIPA. Sits lightly on palate.

O- Easy to drink. Not what I would personally look for in an DIPA, but perhaps isn't very fresh. Balanced.

busterthecat, Aug 22, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

aquazr1, May 26, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Growler

Mother Earth Brew Co.
Vista, CA

A deep, dark, auburn with orange edges. Thick, soapy off-white head forms and sticks around. Lots of lacing down the glass. A beautiful beer.

A very pleasing and pungent tropical and citrus nose. While the typical grapefruit and orange notes are here, there's a distinct apricot aroma as well.

A very bitter DIPA with strong floral and pungent citrus notes. Clean finish and remarkably drinkable, even with just a touch of alcohol warmth that reminds me of this beer's strength.

Medium to thick bodied, a touch slick with alcohol, ample carbonation. A touch of stinging, biting alcohol.

A tasty and impressively bitter San Diego DIPA. It does everything right and I feel lucky this beer (and this brewery) is just a few exits away from me on the 78. Keep up the good work!

ehammond1, May 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jgrody, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Sammy, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dvmin98, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TheBaumer, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Beerbuddy21, Feb 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

hbchrisg, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

mbw314, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of rand
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a nonic pint glass

A big, bold IIPA, West Coast in style but with its own flare. It pours rich and frothy, deep red-copper in color and a larger-than-usual head. Lots lemony-citrus hops in the nose, but the malt aspects are huge and almost overwhelm. Maybe a bit too much on the malt-side. The flavors are interesting - very hoppy, fresh and bitter. But the profile quickly bends sweet, with notes of butter-rum and toffee. Alcohol is prevalent, warming the sip, and the chewy mouthfeel accents the saccharine aspects. Finishes long and sweet. Maybe a little too much residual sugar.

It's nice to try an IPA that clearly isn't trying to clone another, but each sip was a mouthful. It would have been better shared.

rand, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

IPAchris, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PP Carlsbad
*Notes from yesterday

A: My pint poured a much darker pale like that of burnt caramel sugars with little to no head and not much lace to note either.

S: Aroma is very faint and malty but I am able to pick up some floral and spice hop notes.

T: Taste is malt forward for the style with a caramelly sweetness prevelant throughout. Definitely bittered as there are some decent hop spice and pine components. But overall this one is not really gone win you over with the IBU's. Does have a dry finish that keeps this one drinkable. ABV's are well masked for 9.5% I must say. Not boozy at all like others can be at that level.

M: Light-med body with a bit of a sticky resinous mouthfeel. Overall decent creaminess that dries up on the finish.

D: Not a bad brew per say but as far as DIPA's go this one is not going to really stand out amongst it's counterparts. Again ABV's are well masked and there are some hoppy notes but overall more caramelly sweet than anything.

I have heard a lot about ME from my bro who frequents the brewery for beers & HB supplies and one day I will make the effort to stop in. But now that I have tried I can say I would much rather spend my duckets on some more Poor Man's!!!

Nugganooch, Jun 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Idrankitall, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

scotv, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a small off white head. In the aroma, pine to orange citrus hops, a bit dry, and a bit of alcohol. A small alcohol bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus and small alcohol note in the aftertaste. Nice hop presence and a bit too much alcohol, almost hairspray like.

OWSLEY069, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

drewone, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Mother Earth

A: The pour is a nice golden color with a big slightly off-white head and some mild lacing.

S: The hops are certainly present on the nose with some nice citrus and pine notes. Also a fair amount of alcohol and (as pointed out by Bobby) fish food.

T: Certainly a very bitter IPA with lots of pine and citrus, to a lesser extent. Again, the alcohol presence is pronounced, a bit too much for my liking.

M: The body is medium to heavy for an IPA with a moderate carbonation.

D: I can't say this beer is bad, because I did enjoy it somewhat. But, it was more just bitter without much else going on.

womencantsail, Aug 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

bpasquini, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

ProfessorX, Feb 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

MickeyHops, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orangey amber in the tall Stella glass. Clear and bubbly with an attractive head. Some gardenias and gasoline in the aroma.

Rather sweet and spicy. A lot of malt, but the flavor is mostly bitter orange and some caramel. This seems like the current classic style of DIPA-- rich, herbaceous, hot, serious bitterness shading into the earthy, piney woods. Tangy and a little harsh. Woody, like there were some barrels involved.

I don't think there is much to recommend this at the equivalent of 25 bucks a six pack. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

9/5/2010

On tap at Churchill's. The color is hazy golden orange with a one inch creamy white head.

The aroma is grapefruit, pine resin, and alcohol. Sort of muted. Not much else to report.

The flavor is bitter pine and grapefruit with some caramel malt and a little sweetness. The beer has bitterness in its favor, but it comes across as somewhat harsh with a strong alcohol presence and little hop flavor behind the bitterness. The finish is alcoholic pine.

The mouthfeel is dry and astringent with ample carbonation. Not impressed and not up to San Diego standards.

HopHead84, Sep 06, 2010
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Primordial Imperial IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
80 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.