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Primordial Imperial IPA - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Primordial Imperial IPAPrimordial Imperial IPA

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82
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
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 mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.21/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

02-22-2013 04:58:52 | More by mactrail
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-26-2014 00:04:34 | More by aquazr1
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ehammond1


3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

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!

05-03-2011 01:36:56 | More by ehammond1
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Jgrody

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-30-2014 04:54:56 | More by Jgrody
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-26-2014 07:26:30 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-27-2013 00:56:34 | More by Sammy
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-06-2013 16:35:26 | More by dvmin98
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TheBaumer

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-02-2013 23:45:31 | More by TheBaumer
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-09-2014 15:29:48 | More by Beerbuddy21
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

03-16-2014 23:36:07 | More by BGsWo22
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hbchrisg

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-02-2014 16:27:16 | More by hbchrisg
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mbw314

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-06-2014 06:27:25 | More by mbw314
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rand

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

03-14-2013 06:55:49 | More by rand
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-25-2013 21:13:00 | More by IPAchris
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Nugganooch

California

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%

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!!!

06-17-2011 18:01:39 | More by Nugganooch
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Idrankitall

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-30-2014 05:45:35 | More by Idrankitall
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scotv

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2014 13:08:04 | More by scotv
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

12-12-2011 19:13:50 | More by OWSLEY069
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-16-2012 02:48:15 | More by drewone
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womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

08-29-2010 08:14:04 | More by womencantsail
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bpasquini

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-21-2013 07:23:17 | More by bpasquini
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ProfessorX

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-16-2012 02:03:54 | More by ProfessorX
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MickeyHops

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-16-2014 02:04:17 | More by MickeyHops
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HopHead84

California

2.93/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

09-06-2010 00:55:56 | More by HopHead84
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-17-2014 23:51:30 | More by Duff27
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Primordial Imperial IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
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