Big Mother | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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87
very good
84 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 03-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by reebtaerG:
Photo of reebtaerG
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours hazy orange amber with a small off-white orangish head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Aroma is smack in your face with notes of caramel, pine and citrus.

T-Flavor starts similar, but has a lot more going on, with rich notes of grapefruit, pine resin, caramel.

M-Mouthfeel has medium body, rich oily mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O-Overall a great DIPA that hides the ABV very well, nice sipper.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev -2%
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 ehammond1
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +26.9%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Big Mother from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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