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Pin Up Pale Ale - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Pin Up Pale AlePin Up Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 04-25-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jwalden, Jul 05, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

Bignick254, Aug 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

ehammond1, Apr 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

GRG1313, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

DownInToMyBelly, Apr 20, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +15%
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.

claaark13, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Quinnspub1, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Booner818, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

crownrl28, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tfidler, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Beerbuddy21, Jan 18, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

KineticKill, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

hbchrisg, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

RossFortier, May 22, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

ygtbsm94, Aug 31, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my bro for the share.

A 5.6% APA dry hopped with Citra & Chinook? A hell yes please!

A: Pours a nice golden brass-like color with some streaming bubbles that produce a finger of foamy off-white head. Some half way decent retention yields a little cling down the glass with each sip.

S: Aromas burst from the growler with juicy fruit and herbal notes. Grapefruit zest and ripened orchard fruits blend with some lychee. A bit exotic and floral with some lesser aromatics of pine. Caramelized bready pale malts avow to the forefront from there. A real nice first impression.

T: I get flavors of grapefruit, orange zest, light pine, and a distinctive note of gooseberry. There is a sensible amount of accompanying pale malt breadiness and a resinous hemp flower finish. Moderate bitterness level. Low on the ABV’s. Pretty tasty stuff. Hoppy with a bit of tropical goodness. This is quite sessionable.

M: Feel is soft, smooth, and lighter on the palate with an even level of carbonation. There is a sticky resinous linger and a nice drying finish.

D: A real solid offering from Mother Earth that delivers every bit on the hops. A real juicy sessions APA with adequate balancing bready malt character. Could definitely have some more of this one.

I love the small batch ability to experiment and pump out a variety of stuff from these guys.

Nugganooch, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jeff1973, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Joel12, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ralphw56, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

mwayne, Aug 24, 2012
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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber in the Duvel tulip. Foamy head subsides to some coarse lacing. Appetizing aroma of piney hops.

Light body with a malty swagger, but it tails off to the hops. Pine with a whiff of flowers. A little fruit, like roasted mango, for some reason. Quite bitter in the aftertaste and reminds me of a rye beer. More grainy than earthy, which is what I like. A little herbal, a rosemary sort of resiny taste, like hot alfalfa as in radioactive. Long aromatic nose.

Quite spirited in the hop department, and it's a better IPA than many of the more maltified ones, as DeanMoriarty notes. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

dcwoo, Jul 08, 2014
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mhaugo, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Pin Up Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.