Big Mother | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 03-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,521
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
99
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by hawkmage:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 (I think (lost receipt))
Purchased: May 21, 2015
Consumed: May 22, 2015
Misc.: 2015 version - 10.5 pct. ABV

Poured a golden, orange, hazy color with three fingers of frothy, white head. Could just barely see some bublles coming up along the sides of the glass. Good amount of uneven, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled pleasant hops up front of Citra, floral, Centennial and tropical. Also got nectarine, nectarine rind, caramel, peach, mango and light pineapple. (Smell - 4.00)

Initial thought on the first taste was…. funky. Got spoiled fruit, Centennial hops, Citra hops, floral hops, tropical hops, melon, pineapple, mango, tangerine rind, Grew on me late, but couldn’t quite pull the 4.00 trigger. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was just a funky beer, but the more it went down the more I thought it of the good side. (Overall - 4.00)

3.86 | 87 | B+

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Photo of G_Shoe
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ehammond1
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Urge Gastropub
San Diego, CA

Clear, dark orange with a thin white film for a head that leaves an oily sheen and small specks of stick down the glass. Looks quite a bit like Pliny the Younger, which, in my opinion, is not a particularly pretty beer.

The aroma is powerful, aggressive, and probably the best aspect of the beer. I could smell the tropical and citrus fruit presence immediately when the bartender placed the glass in front of me. There's powerful grapefruit and white grape elements as well, along with sweet caramel and a touch of alcohol. A big, powerful, appropriate aroma for a triple IPA.

This is a complex triple IPA, with orange, grapefruit, melon, and grape flavors leading the way. There's also some sweet bread, high bitterness, and definite alcohol harshness. Good, though lacks finesse.

Medium to full mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation. Very nice.

A nice effort for a somewhat difficult style.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 04/??/18

Appearance - Pours mostly clear and golden orange with a lot of sediment floating about. Off-white, near two-finger width head. Fair retention results in a semi-barren surface with a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Aroma hits on plenty of orange, mango and pineapple fruitiness with a hint of floral character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Red grapefruit, orange, lesser mango and pineapple. Fair earth and lesser pine mid-taste. Bready malt underbody. Bittersweet finish with lingering fruitiness meeting a decent amount of pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with fair carbonation. Not syrupy, but it does sit heavy on the tongue. Drinks easy enough, though.

Overall - Not the easiest drinking 3x IPA out there, and the flavor is good but nothing particularly special. Not one I'd likely go for again. Big thanks to J. Pitts for the can!

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with foamy head and very sticky lacing.
N: Hops, floral, citrus, pine, and soft malt.
T: Follows the nose, light bitterness, hops, malt, and floral flavors.
M: Medium
O: WOW, this is 10.5% ABV and drinks like half that, ultra smooth and flavors are amazing. OUTSTANDING

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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Big Mother from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 99 ratings