Drink Local First IPA | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration between Mother Earth and Latitude 33.

Added by ehammond1 on 11-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light tangerine pour, small head. Good heady blend of traditional yakima hops and new proprietary hops, good complex bouquet of hop aromas. Citrus goes a long way in this one.

Taste brought the fruity hop flavors without substantial bitterness, good hallmark of a west coast ipa. Made a 7+% taste standard, not challenging or big. Mild toasted cracker malt bill, fit and showcased hops well.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Also drank on tap at Churchills Pub, ordered back to back with another Mother Earth ipa (sinister prime minister, possibly made just for Churchills? Name indicates as much I guess). I liked this beer more. Came out a light orange, the color synonymous with awesome hoppy brews. We're off to a good start. Aroma, good dry hopping, a mix of C hops and proprietary I would guess, I think this one had a good citra like contribution. Flowery and dank at the same time.

Taste, wonderful, lots of citrus and tropical fruit, bright hop flavors, very fresh tasting, plenty of green vegetal thoughts going on. This one, unlike sinister prime minister was a hop blast, and at the same time hid the alcohol much better. The malt character was a little lighter, minimal caramel, just a cracker like dry combination with lots of hops. Really good stuff.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Slightly hazed dark golden with lighter edges, and a pillowy, near-white, persistent head. Nice retention and gorgeous lacing. All good.

A wonderful aroma combining grapefruit rind character, citrus notes, some pine and floral notes, and just a bit of bread and caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows the aroma nicely, with a fairly large emphasis on the grapefruit rind character. Moderate to high bitterness, though very appropriate for the style. Citrus notes, some pine, and a little bit of earth and bread combine incredibly nicely.

Medium bodied with crisp, moderate-high carbonation. Exceptionally drinkable. Gulpable. Perfect.

Without a doubt, my favorite hoppy beer from Mother Earth to date. Keep up the great work!

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Drink Local First IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
4.2 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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