Primordial Imperial IPA | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Primordial Imperial IPAPrimordial Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States
motherearthbrewco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 08-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
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0
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11
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of HopHead84
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A – Golden amber. White head settles quickly without lace.

S – Sharp alcohol character. Almost like a malt and hop infused vodka. Mildly sweet, orange note.

T – Malty body up front into juicy sweet citrus. Booze and herbs build up behind the sweetness into an almost gin-like flavor. The herbal note continues into the finish with cilantro and juniper.

M – Light body and carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Leaves a round, lingering bitterness on the back of your palate.

O – Big on the booze, but lays down a nice bitter character.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of skeeterloveshops
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bland, typical, and average in every way

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!!!

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Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of busterthecat
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated 22oz bomber poured into 8 oz tasting glasses. Chilled to fridge temp.

A- Sits a hazy amber orange hue. Some white filmy head on top. Good head retention.

S- Sweet orange and malt upfront. Good amount of bread in aroma. A touch or caramel comes in the end. A bit of herbal and fresh cut grass come through, although light.

T- Good dose of piney hops and bready malt upfront. The bitterness really develops though the taste and rests nicely on palate. Sweet orange and carmel pull at the edges of the taste are well noticed. Very balanced right now.

M- Medium body. basic. Malt and hops are in balance. the bitterness is rather mild for a DIPA. Sits lightly on palate.

O- Easy to drink. Not what I would personally look for in an DIPA, but perhaps isn't very fresh. Balanced.

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Photo of mactrail
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of rawfish
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice silk screened bottle. Pours a ruddy amber hue, thick clumpy off white head forms. Leaves a nice streak of lacing behind.

Uplifting pine, grapefruit and tangerine, bold malt under tone of toffee, bread and dark fruit. A medley of aroma, very concentrated on the grapefruit/pine hops.

Hefty malt, very sweet and nearly cloying, syrup, toffee, molasses. Hops come in with a bit of pine barely enough to push back in accompaniment with alcohol burn. Finish is sticky, a muted pine flavor and earthy bitterness. Really underwhelming for a DIPA.

Easy enough to drink all that malt can really hide the abv but without the hops it really is very sticky. Average carbonation and body.

Not terrible but for a DIPA, but not good either. I really wanted more in the hops not just a double amber, a one dimensional flavor profile and overwhelming malt character doesn't cut it.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber from Craft Beer Kings. Dark amber color. Aroma is slightly hoppy, sweet. Flavor is thick malt, sweet, some bitterness, some hops. I honestly expected a little more but no way to tell how old this bottle was.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Primordial Imperial IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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