Motherland
Track 7 Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #700
ABV:
10.6%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,309
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
From:
Track 7 Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  8
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews by JamesQuaff:
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JamesQuaff from California

4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap in a tulip glass at Pangaea in Sacramento. Brewed in collaboration with Peter Hoey from Sacramento Brewing Co. for Pangaea's 5th anniversary.

Pours a rich golden orange with a generous, dense off white head. Excellent clarity. Subdued bubble show.

Aromas are absolutely off the charts. Massive citrus, pine, floral, earthy, sweaty, and cat pee notes come at you from a foot away. I can't even imagine how many pounds of hops went into this single batch of beer. Possibly the finest fresh hop aroma I've ever encountered. Immense, complex and deep. Amazing.

The taste is very balanced for a beer with such a massive hop profile. The bitterness is nowhere near as aggressive as the nose would lead one to expect. Nor was the malt backbone as huge as the big ABV had me anticipating. The flavors are actually surprisingly delicate for such a huge DIPA. Citrus, tropical fruit, earthy/piney hops, nice round malts. Almost crisp. At no time did I feel like I was drinking a 10.8% beer. All of Track 7's high ABV offerings seem to have this same smooth drinkability that borders on dangerous.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, carbonation is about perfect, body is medium. A bit of oiliness from the hops.

My hats off to the guys at Track 7. Being a mile away from my house, I've downed gallons of pretty much all their beers, and while they're all very good to excellent, this may be their best offering to date. I sincerely hope they decide to brew this again. Not an everyday drinker, but a fantastic occasion beer. One of the best monster DIPA's I've tried anywhere. A hophead's dream. And my lady, who isn't too into heavily hopped beers, absolutely loved it.

Aug 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
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dominic4beer from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 05, 2015
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dertyd from California

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2016
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TomStottman from California

3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 30, 2016
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold with a white head. Sweet malt and dank tropical hops dominate the nose. Palate is overtaken by dank and resinous hop bitterness with some sweet malt backbone and lots of tropical fruit and stone fruit. A well done triple IPA. Not boozy and doesn't go too far towards being a hoppy blond barleywine.

Jul 27, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2018
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Lelampp from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 08, 2015
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donna9391 from Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Oct 10, 2014
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JDelder from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Sep 19, 2014
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Beerswag from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jan 11, 2014
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cherche from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 13, 2016
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GraduatedCashew from California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

Aug 28, 2013
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Kurmaraja from California

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 01, 2017
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Marco_Gtz from California

3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 18, 2015
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sderenne from California

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%

Aug 21, 2014
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Hopster916 from California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Aug 25, 2013
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trevordglenn from California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

Aug 22, 2014
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Schwegler from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 26, 2015
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SamuelR from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 02, 2015
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111213forlife from California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Sep 24, 2013
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brmachine from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mar 14, 2014
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ICMTM from California

4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer can really compete with some of the big 3x IPA's out there!! I had this during Sacramento's beer week on tap. This beer is very complex and balanced for an IPA. Even with the 10% Alcohol content it's very easy to drink. Definitely make it over to Track 7 for this one!

Apr 07, 2014
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cmgage from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Aug 20, 2014
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norcalcraftbrew from California

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Aug 31, 2014
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jessicajoann from California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Jul 21, 2014
Motherland from Track 7 Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings