Big Mother | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 03-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of TomStottman
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G_Shoe
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2017-06-16
22oz bottle served in a tulip. I don't see a date on it.

Pours clear golden with a medium head and lots of very slow carbonation. Smell is triple IPA -- booze, sweet honeysuckle, pine resin, pineapple. Smells nice.

Taste is much bitterer than I expected -- the sweetness and fruitiness is there, but quickly overwhelmed by heavy bitterness, which is surprisingly refreshing.

Mouthfeel is thick, sticky, resinous. Overall, very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Bkruse
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 650ml bottle into Snifter. No bottle or freshness date.

L: Light amber, quite clear, nice off-white finger and a half head with great retention. Delicate lacing.

S: Lots of citrus and pine hops, pineapple, mango, guava, orange. Cedar wood. Caramel malt hidden in there somewhere.

T: Follows true to the nose but with a surprisingly strong caramel malt backbone. Really quite tasty.

F: Medium-Full, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

O: Really impressed with this.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grunt from Winco. Deep golden body, thick, creamy head. Hops overtake aroma and follows through in taste with some nice oily bitterness. Yes, dank comes to mind. Finishes with equal parts caramel malts and funky hops. Hard to believe it’s 10.5%.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle of 2016 batch unknown age into a tulip glass. Nose is very nice, tropical and floral. Taste is heavy on earthy and grassy attributes, wanted more tropical and some citrus. Mouthfeel is a little thin, carbonation lower, hides the ABV well, and the finish is crisp and lingers a bit. Nice TIPA.

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johlac66
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 5th Anniversary edition 22oz. bottle a hazy apricot gold with a two finger head that had a long visit, leaving dots of lacing.
Candied citrus aroma followed by the same on the palate with some caramel. Slight dry boozy zesty piney finish.
Good carbonation and a maybe more than medium oily mouthfeel.
Very flavorful but not overwhelmingly so in one direction or the other. More of a sweet onion aroma and flavor as it warms.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leoinsd
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thumperskibum
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Big Mother from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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