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Pin Up Pale Ale - Mother Earth Brew Co.

Not Rated.
Pin Up Pale AlePin Up Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 92
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 29.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ehammond1 on 04-25-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 92
Reviews by jwalden:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear, dark orange, nearly auburn in color with a moderately sized off-white head. This leaves nearly perfect rings of lace down the glass. Gorgeous.

Very hoppy aroma, with lots of citrus as well as some mild pine and marijuana. There's enough balancing bread, but this is hop forward and smells very nice.

Moderate bitterness, clean, citrus hop flavors, mild pine, and balancing, bready malt.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.

Perhaps my favorite Mother Earth offering to date.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured fairly cold bomber poured into a FFF mini-pint glass. Thanks Miklos.

A - Nice orange color with a white head, turns into solid lacing. Looks nice.

S - Pineapple and crushed mango, citrus orange in the mix, non-sour grapefruit, almost like a very fruited mixed-drink. Quite fantastic for an APA.

T - Orange and ripe mango dominate, the malt background never takes hold but is able to carry the hops very well. Bitterness never comes through too much until the bottle is mostly gone.

M - Medium body, a little thick for an APA.

O - Very well done for an APA. Not as dominating of a hop flavor as you'll find in a Zombie Dust or Row 2, but a very nice and moderate citrus that blends well with the mild malt base. I don't know the cost, but I'm pretty sure I'd buy this regularly if it were available in Indiana. Biggest criticism is that the body feels a little thick for an APA, almost making me think that it is a bit stronger than 5.6%. Not at all the same hop profile as the aforementioned APAs, but close in quality.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- cloudy copper color, very thin head
Smell- citrus hops, very nice
Taste- citrus hops
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was very good and I would like to drink some more.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my second round with this beer. I definitely recommend having this one on the colder side. Pours golden with amber hues. The smell is great: very clean and piney, with that citrus-y hint. The taste is very crisp and refreshing, but borderlines on the India side of the pale ale. Translation: hops! At heart, it's still a pale ale. You have the dry aftertaste, but it's not a "give me water now" aftertaste. I have a feeling that this beer is amazing when it's fresh at the brewery. I've had both their Sin-tax Stout (AMAZING) and their Cali Creamin ale, and it's safe to say I've never been disappointed by these guys.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a hoppy, citrusy ale ... pushing toward IPA, in my book. Great tasting. I would go for this again. And oddly what stood out for me (mostly I care most about taste) was that this was just a great-looking brew ... my glass was a pretty pale blonde-orange shade with lovely white foam.

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Pin Up Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.