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Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,228
Ranked #15,211
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Apr 26, 2022
Sep 11, 2011
Very Good
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Rated: 3.89 by samEBC from Belgium

Apr 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
12 oz can, canned 10/13/21. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a medium creamy head that retains fairly well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is bready malts with a lot of piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malt and a little fruit with big piney resiny hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a nice west coast DIPA.
Mar 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.04/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12oz can (dated 3/21/21) poured into 16oz tulip. Poured a hazy orange color with 1/4 inch of white head that quickly dissipated and left minimal lacing.

Citrusy hops (grapefruit and light lemon) dominated the nose, with a very light grain scent underneath. The same on the tongue; dull hops and light, earthy grain.

The body was typical, medium, maybe a touch on the full side, had a pleasing coarseness, and a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was OK, but that's all. Overall, a pretty average brew, and maybe it's actually a bit below average, but since it's Christmas.......

Oh, and, the beer of the same name by Port Townsend Brewing is far superior.
Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by Lobina from Arizona

Jul 09, 2021
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Feb 17, 2021
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Reviewed by frankdatank1337 from California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A fruity double IPA. For my taste it was a little too sweet. The sweetness masks the boozyness at first sip but you do get a weird alcohol vapor feel on your mouth after. To me it tastes more like a fruity sour without the sour. If you like fruity IPAs that lack the classic charm of a traditional IPA, than this is for you.
Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by DOCRW from Washington

Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Ahypercube from California

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is the beer that I decided to try this brewing company out for. Rather than just a six-pack of these, I elected to pick up the mixed 12-pack, when I noticed it contained this beast. It was a great decision. All four were delicious, and the ginger blonde was the tastiest blonde ale I have tried yet.

I'm not usually impressed with ME's can art, but I actually love the little graphic on this obnoxiously pink can. Real men drink pink cans of Imperial IPA. It pours beautifully with a clear copper hue and a dense two-finger head and lacing that practically coats the glass. A classic West Coast IPA look. Beautiful.

And it utterly reeks of scrumptiously bitter, spicy, herbal hops. Tons of sage, pine, grapefruit, lime and orange rind up front, with subtle hints of durian, mango, pineapple, pink peppercorn, lavender and pizza dough. The herbal and citrus notes practically drown the tropical fruit. You really have to go looking for them. Could be better balanced, I think, but it's got plenty of kick.

The taste is nothing out of the ordinary. The orange bats first, followed by grapefruit, lime, a spicy flare of pepper and then the sage and pine come in and rain hoppy hell over the whole ballpark; subtle hints of lavender and yeasty bread dough cheering in the bleachers.

It has a satisfying body and a nice peppery zing, but the bitterness on the finish bites the tongue and doesn't let go. It's not for the faint of palate.

But for us hop-heads, it sure as hell does the trick. Diggity!
Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
this is quite good, in pink cans now inside their latest mixed pack, a touch sweet, but a nice clear west coast type double ipa with a lot of hop character, good and fresh, and another fine beer from mother earth, who pretty much always does a nice job with whatever they brew. the aroma is a touch sweet, with light cooked berry notes, some fruity weed qualities, and key lime and mango tropicality, majorly fresh, with some impact from the malt but nothing appreciable at all from the yeast. the hops flavor starts early and stays late, i get some very mild bitterness, not full on, and some canned pineapple, sweet orange, and a trace of honey on toast from the malt, but its out of the way enough. there is some sweetness through the whole drink as well, it seems quite balanced then, but its not one i can or want to have a handful of, even though the alcohol is quite well hidden, it still feels like a lot of beer in the glass. definitely a summery islandy sort of complexion to the hops which is nice, but id love this to be dried out just a bit, even at the expense of balance. overall a well refined bigger ipa here, a nice inclusion in the mixed pack, and a beer ill be happy to drink more of, but just one at a time for me...
Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4.47 by GClarkage from California

May 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Jan 10 canning date poured into a snifter.

Appearance is of chill-hazed dark gold with lots of white head and lacing left behind.

The nose is of pretty juicy tropical and citrus fruits; grapefruit, lime, melon, mango - maybe orange and pineapple - dry malt backing buried beneath.

The palate delivers on a fairly juicy spectrum, from tropical and sweet to bitter and dank; grapefruit and mango, pithy resin, dank greenness, crackery malt.

Medium bodied and carbed well. Moderate bitterness.

Overall it’s tasty and delivers what it says it will. Not the best I’ve had but worth trying.
Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Six pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
"Genesis date" is 11/29/19. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Very slightly hazy darker amber color, solid little off-white head with good retention, moderate lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (orange/tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), canned pineapple and mango, melon and peach, grassy, dank, resinous pine, herbal/floral elements, light over-ripe kiwi that get stronger the more it warms. Light caramel malt.

Taste- Citrus and tropical fruit are the major players, a solid caramel malt backbone.

Feel- Medium/light bodied with an aggressive bitter finish, slightly boozy. Average carbonation. Pretty well balanced.

O- A pretty solid WC DIPA, better offerings are out there but worth trying if you see it.
Feb 11, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 2.48 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 08, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 10, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2019
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Rated by Jboch from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really enjoyable beer. Thicker juicy feel and taste, mild but noticeable fruit, not overly hoppy for such a high ABV. I could drink this every day.
Jan 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
1st Review on BA Thrill! Discover an all-time favorite DIPA.
a) Starting with appearance this beer exceeds lacing up a white wash around a snifter, and lasting over a hazed coppery, apricot body.
s) Excels in aroma, peaceful hops offer grass, flowers, hemp, a bit of wood and scat.
t) Follows the smell, and going to work well with good food: all the above, plus pine, wood, sawdust, the oil on the blade.
f) Suitably prickly, ticklely, fervent, awake, energetic, good weight and body.
o) A star DIPA, Try 24.
Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Christmas 2018. Canned on 10/15/18.

Liquid looks like golden honey, mostly hazed out, with a sea foamy head, smooth topping, bubbly but thick.

The aroma is crazy good hoppiness! Wonderfully sweet tropical fruits, wild honey tinged malt... classic west coast style nose! Strawberry jam, freshly cut grass and pineapple in abundance! Very delightful.

The flavor represents the major tropical fruits, more earthy tones pop out in the taste however. The bigger, honey sweet and bready malt balance I'd also classic west coast as the hops bring in high alpha, bitter acids along with the fruity tones. The aroma is sweet and tropical, as the flavor is much more earthy and bitter with unsweetened grapefruit and pine all over the palate. The 8.2 % abv always seems more boozy with bitter hops. The malt is medium+ body mouthfeel which is fine for complexity, but hurts the drinkability. The aftertaste is long and dry hops, like leafy and grassy.

Overall, high grade west coast style, but limited for the heady, bitter complexity.
Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 24, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Nov 24, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 18, 2018
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Rated by vermontbriandavies from Idaho

3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It’s gone downhill in flavor over the past year or 2
Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by InfernoBoss from California

Jun 05, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Believe I had this for the first time at the Bistro dipa fest. Or was it at Churchill's? Or both? Regardless, pours a darkened yellow/gold color with a thin 1/4" white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy, not super pungent. Grain mostly, maybe a little bit of Galaxy(?) hops? I saw that because of a slight pineapple aspect to the nose.

Taste, more grain, dry malt body mouth feel, bitterness is in the 60ibu range I believe. Seems like some C hops for bittering possibly, getting grapefruit out of it moreso than pineapple that was in the nose. More honey malt than crystal malt (if any). Its decent, hides the alcohol ok, but there is an almost acidic aspect to it.
Jan 19, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can served in a tulip. ????SIS DATE 11/15/17 is on the bottom, but I can't read it to know if it's best by or packaged on.

Pours a clear dark golden, maybe a light amber, with a medium sized head and a fair amount of carbonation. Head fades, leaving medium thickness of lacing. Smell is muted -- I can barely detect anything. A little grain and a little pineapple.

Taste is clean, bitter, and straightforward. I don't get a lot of fruitiness -- mostly a west coast style piney bitterness which is enjoyable and simple.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very dry. Overall, solid beer, but not flashy.
Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by McBraniel from Virginia

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by JzBeerlover913 from Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An amazing double IPA coming out of Vista, CA. Mother Earth delivers with this citrusy, smooth, hoppy beer. Canned 10/21/17. Notes of tropical fruits, mild malty notes from the grain bill and a great after taste on your palette. Must try fresh.
Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 4 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2017
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Rated by khilt360 from California

4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of the best DIPAs I've had. Huge Hop profile with a smoooth crisp after taste.
Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Dec 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz into a speiglau ipa glass.

Look is a lovely orange amber with a big white head.

Aroma is biscuit malt and a pithy orange.

Taste is full or lemon peel orange notes and a nice caramel malt backbone.

Delicious beer.
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by SerpentX from California

May 08, 2017
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Reviewed by vikinggary28 from California

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12 oz can into glass mug. Colour is a nice orange/amber with a thin tan head. Smells of strong hops and citrus rind. Taste much the same as the aroma with what I detect are berries. There is also some pine crepping through as with most West Coast style IPAs. Mouthfeel is great, goes down a little too good. Thank you I'll have another. Prost!
Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by B_B from California

Apr 23, 2017
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