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Big Mother - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 03-06-2012)
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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours hazy orange amber with a small off-white orangish head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Aroma is smack in your face with notes of caramel, pine and citrus.

T-Flavor starts similar, but has a lot more going on, with rich notes of grapefruit, pine resin, caramel.

M-Mouthfeel has medium body, rich oily mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O-Overall a great DIPA that hides the ABV very well, nice sipper.

reebtaerG, Jul 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into my FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 05/23/14

A: Lightly burnt orange color with a clouded glossy look to it . Kind of like honey in the glass. Smallish finger width of khaki cream and some mild dottings of stick run down the glass.

S: Big heady Citra hopped nose permeates grapefruit citrus zest with gooseberry, green melon, and a pinch of green Cali herbs. There is a ephemeral waft of caramel malt sweetness and some high octane alcohol but the citrus aromas almost over takes everything else. Really nice and expressively hopped nose.

T: A Citra hop blast of flavors hit the palate. Big Mother is super hoppy save for a very calmed bitterness to it. It is pretty smooth in that regards and the malt never fully materializes allowing the hops to really steal the show. Loads of grapefruit zest, gooseberry, tangerine, and melon with the slightest inclining of some freshly clipped herbs. A big boozer no doubt but it is well constructed and boosted by corn sugars I suspect. Has a dash of caramel sweetness but otherwise mostly void of any malt presence with a drying finish. Resinous on the tongue and delicious Citra hop goodness here. Well done for the massive size of this brew.

M: Only moderate filling for such a big brew. Has a creamy texture provided by some level carbonation. Nice understated hop bitterness with a bit of drying in the finish and a warming alcohol sensation. Slick and oily residues linger on the palate.

D: This really is one big Motha’. Alcohol is definitely not shy but this has some pretty nice drinkability for a Triple with great Citra hop flavors. Why folks go all gorilla feces over Younger but not a shelf turd like this is beyond me. Any who, a really fun brew to take down every now and then. Careful though, this one will thump ya!

Nugganooch, Jun 04, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, orange/brown with decent head retention.
Love the nose. It's very piney and grassy with a boozy hint to it.
Taste is pretty much what you'd expect based on the nose. Strong pine hop and grassy notes accompanied by some fruit and maltiness. Finish is a bitter and a bit boozy.

Mother Earth really knows their IPA and while this may not be the best triple I've had, it's a very good one. I'll definitely be having this one again.

JerseyHopHead, Jun 01, 2014
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Big Mother from Mother Earth Brew Co.
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.