Pin Up Pale Ale | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ehammond1 on 04-25-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
101
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
29.53%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
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4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of a handful of Mother Earth beers I got from my brother for Xmas. Not sure the cost but I know it was purchased at Holiday Wine up in Escondido. Poured from a 22oz bomber into an Odell Brewing branded tulip glass.

A: Pours a clean, slightly burnt straw-like hue with a fatty white head that dissipates after a few sips leaving massive amounts of lacing in my glass from start to finish.

S: Malt up front, followed by citrus and tropical fruit, black tea and grassy hops.

T: Super fresh and pretty much on point with the nose - big time tropical fruit and lemon zest (a great menage of fruity esters and citrus hop bight), jasmine tea and fresh cut grass. Quite an impressive tasting pale ale - better than a lot op "IPA's" out there. We got this on lock out here on the West!

M: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, good carbonation that works well for the style, lingering bitterness from the hop.

Overall, one of the better APA's i've had in a while. Super fresh and well dry hopped which takes it into the realms of many IPA's out there that are ruined by too much malt. This one is all hop with a great yeast strain thrown in there, finishing with the malt as an afterthought.

Killer small batch flavor!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bignick254
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of aquazr1
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ehammond1
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear, dark orange, nearly auburn in color with a moderately sized off-white head. This leaves nearly perfect rings of lace down the glass. Gorgeous.

Very hoppy aroma, with lots of citrus as well as some mild pine and marijuana. There's enough balancing bread, but this is hop forward and smells very nice.

Moderate bitterness, clean, citrus hop flavors, mild pine, and balancing, bready malt.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Incredibly drinkable.

Perhaps my favorite Mother Earth offering to date.

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Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of DownInToMyBelly
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of claaark13
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured fairly cold bomber poured into a FFF mini-pint glass. Thanks Miklos.

A - Nice orange color with a white head, turns into solid lacing. Looks nice.

S - Pineapple and crushed mango, citrus orange in the mix, non-sour grapefruit, almost like a very fruited mixed-drink. Quite fantastic for an APA.

T - Orange and ripe mango dominate, the malt background never takes hold but is able to carry the hops very well. Bitterness never comes through too much until the bottle is mostly gone.

M - Medium body, a little thick for an APA.

O - Very well done for an APA. Not as dominating of a hop flavor as you'll find in a Zombie Dust or Row 2, but a very nice and moderate citrus that blends well with the mild malt base. I don't know the cost, but I'm pretty sure I'd buy this regularly if it were available in Indiana. Biggest criticism is that the body feels a little thick for an APA, almost making me think that it is a bit stronger than 5.6%. Not at all the same hop profile as the aforementioned APAs, but close in quality.

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Photo of Quinnspub1
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of crownrl28
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfidler
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of drepreciado
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Vlaminck
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PortLargo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- cloudy copper color, very thin head
Smell- citrus hops, very nice
Taste- citrus hops
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was very good and I would like to drink some more.

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Photo of largadeer
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KineticKill
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my second round with this beer. I definitely recommend having this one on the colder side. Pours golden with amber hues. The smell is great: very clean and piney, with that citrus-y hint. The taste is very crisp and refreshing, but borderlines on the India side of the pale ale. Translation: hops! At heart, it's still a pale ale. You have the dry aftertaste, but it's not a "give me water now" aftertaste. I have a feeling that this beer is amazing when it's fresh at the brewery. I've had both their Sin-tax Stout (AMAZING) and their Cali Creamin ale, and it's safe to say I've never been disappointed by these guys.

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Photo of hbchrisg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jwalden
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of RossFortier
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wulfie85
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Pin Up Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brew Co.
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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