Big Mother - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 73
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 3.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 03-06-2012

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 73
Reviews by srandycarter:
Photo of srandycarter
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky orange apricot, nice small off white head leaves fast. Some cling.

S - Citrus hops and sweet malt dominate the smell.

T - I like big malt IPAs. Bit sweet center, citrus and pine clean it up.

M - Heavier, medium to heavy. Good carb, fair balance for such a big beer.

D - Overall, it is pretty tasty! (312 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.95 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 (I think (lost receipt))
Purchased: May 21, 2015
Consumed: May 22, 2015
Misc.: 2015 version - 10.5 pct. ABV

Poured a golden, orange, hazy color with three fingers of frothy, white head. Could just barely see some bublles coming up along the sides of the glass. Good amount of uneven, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention. (Sight - 3.88)

Smelled pleasant hops up front of Citra, floral, Centennial and tropical. Also got nectarine, nectarine rind, caramel, peach, mango and light pineapple. (Smell - 4.13)

Initial thought on the first taste was…. funky. Got spoiled fruit, Centennial hops, Citra hops, floral hops, tropical hops, melon, pineapple, mango, tangerine rind, Grew on me late, but couldn’t quite pull the 4.00 trigger.
(Taste - 3.88)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.88)

This was just a funky beer, but the more it went down the more I thought it of the good side. (Overall - 4.00)

3.95 | 89 | B+ (1,300 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Urge Gastropub
San Diego, CA

Clear, dark orange with a thin white film for a head that leaves an oily sheen and small specks of stick down the glass. Looks quite a bit like Pliny the Younger, which, in my opinion, is not a particularly pretty beer.

The aroma is powerful, aggressive, and probably the best aspect of the beer. I could smell the tropical and citrus fruit presence immediately when the bartender placed the glass in front of me. There's powerful grapefruit and white grape elements as well, along with sweet caramel and a touch of alcohol. A big, powerful, appropriate aroma for a triple IPA.

This is a complex triple IPA, with orange, grapefruit, melon, and grape flavors leading the way. There's also some sweet bread, high bitterness, and definite alcohol harshness. Good, though lacks finesse.

Medium to full mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation. Very nice.

A nice effort for a somewhat difficult style. (941 characters)

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Big Mother from Mother Earth Brew Co.
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.