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Righteously Hopped Red IPA | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Righteously Hopped Red IPARighteously Hopped Red IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hojaminbag on 01-14-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
21
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 21
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Photo of ehammond1
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler

Mother Earth Brew Co.
Vista, CA

A stunningly beautiful beer. Clear, copper, and amber body with a huge head that isn't in the mood to go anywhere. I wasn't expecting to be taken aback as much as I am after just pouring this beer. Really something to marvel at. Quick! Someone take a picture! A disappointingly small amount of lacing is the only thing keeping this beer from a perfect appearance.

Pleasant and simple. Hoppy grapefruit aroma but there isn't much in the nose. Disappointing after such a terrific appearance.

An exceptionally well-balanced amber IPA. Not overly hop-centric (surprising given the beer's name) as what I enjoy most about this beer is the bready malt character. So many CA brewers aren't interested in creating simple, balanced, yet exceptional IPAs anymore, and in that arena, I believe this one shines.

Medium body and well carbonated. All I ask for in my IPAs.

I would be extraordinarily happy drinking this all night. I suppose that makes it very, very drinkable.

Thanks Kamron!

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.07/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Quite lovely to look at. Clear ruby port color with a creamy pile of suds and lots of lacing in the Ommegang chalice. Watery body but in a refreshing way. Fairly sudsy with that hoppy bite.

Leafy, herbal nose. Alfalfa taste with a smell of wet straw. Woody flavor and quite bitter aftertaste. Dirty hop taste with an excess of dankness. Seems to be another classic Amber Ale with the overdone hoppy bite and murky malt. Seems to get worse as you sip.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1/23/2011

On tap at Mother Earth.

A: Deep crimson with a big frothy off white head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Floral notes with grapefruit, orange, and pine. There's a touch of mint and some caramel malt. Hops are the highlight.

T: Grapefruit, orange, and a notable mint quality. Malt is pretty restrained, imparting caramel and a light sweetness. Pine is evident. Good hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Some astringency in the dry finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry and sticky with a little astringency.

Overall: Though red in color, this is an IPA, and a  pretty decent one at that.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great beer. Drinking poolside in Marina del Rey. Picked it up at Big Sur Tap House on my drive down the coast. Shot to West Coast Fam!!

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Photo of Lakes
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very deep copper in color. Very long lasting had

Nose is small. Hops present but fairly undefined.

Taste is excellent. Very hop forward. Nice grassy and mild citrus notes. No astringency at all. Balance is spot on.

Mouthfeel is good. A little rich for the style.

Drinkable beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer on-tap at the Ritual Tavern in San Diego.

Righteously Hopped Red IPA has a burnt red colored body that is translucent. The off-white head has fairly good retention and lacing.

The aroma has a big helping of grapefruit and pine, mixed with big, sweet, red malts.

Definitely on the hoppy side of the red spectrum. Grapefruit, bitterness and some resinous pine are the first flavors that I notice, followed by quite a bit of sweet caramel malt.

The mouthfeel has some body to it, with good carbonation.

This is a solid beer from a brewery (apparently a tiny brewery) that I had never heard of, which is always nice to find.

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Photo of Martine
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear dark red into a glass from a can; head is two-three fingers, beige and fluffy which diminishes after a short moment. Aroma is mild tutti-frutti, a little pine, aromatic hops, and some blood orange. Flavour is very much the same with sweet fruit punch, some metallic earthiness, blood orange, stewed grass hops, and rye. Very balanced and quaffable. Light-medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Standard red ale, very sessionable.

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Photo of Great-Pyrebeers
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of CJNAPS
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of verge
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Very dark amber red. Almost mahogany. One finger head disapates to a thin ring that lasts throughout the glass. Looks good to me!

Smell: Cloyingly sweet. Very little hint of hops. This actually works in its favor when it combines with the flavor.

Taste: Dunno if it's supposed to, but I get a hint of rye. There's some roastiness, some of the caramel sweetness of the classic "red," and the hops. Really, a spectacular flavor balance. The sweet smell counters the roasty/hoppy flavor and overwhelms the pallette (in a good way).

Mouthfeel: Thick and sticky. Awesome complement to the flavor and aroma.

What an experience it is to drink this beer! If you see it, get it!

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArrogantB
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in Vista. Red color (duh). Aroma was hops and the flavor was very hoppy with a decent malt backbone. Overall though I wouldn't grab it again.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A cranberry red with tan head that leaves sea foam lace. Smells strongly of spice, berries and pepper. Hops taste of raspberry and lemon rind. Malts taste of cracker and caramel. I find there to be a mild clash between the hop and malt flavors. Not so bad that the beer is unenjoyable, but it doesn't quite meld together the way I would like. Mouthfeel is smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a coppery amber color. Aroma is bitter hops with a sweet malty note. Flavor has some sweet caramel malts with a little bitter hop finish. Has decent balance but nothing impresses here. Overall not bad but nothing special.

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Righteously Hopped Red IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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