Primordial

California
United States
Primordial by Mother Earth Brew Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

One of our most tried and true DIPA recipes. We bitter with a well known super-alpha and mix traditional and modern hops together to create something familiar, yet boundry-pushing. At over 100 IBUs you will not forget this beer. Much like Big Mother, Primordial has been an annual release since our inception. A fitting concept for an aptly named beer.

Profile

ABV: 
9.00%
IBUs: 
124
Served at: 
45 - 50
Hops: 
SUMMIT, SIMCOE, AMARILLO, CITRA
Malts: 
PALE 2-ROW, FLAKED WHEAT
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is an Imperial IPA and the closest category that I can find to place this in is the Double IPA (#22A). This would have more hops (bittering) and more alcohol than a Double IPA and should not be imbibed lightly. This is a big beer in all senses of the word. The beer poured a light copper hue with very good clarity. The carbonation was very good and by the looks of it very 'effervescent.'  The aroma had hints of caramel and surprisingly low hops in the nose. Very nice balance of malt and hops to this beer. Malty backbone and appropriate hop bittering makes this beer. I noticed light hints of caramel and a subtle hop bittering. This beer is big as evidenced by the slight burn in the palate. This is not a quaffing beer, but rather a sipping beer to be enjoyed and lingered upon. Nice body and mouthfeel and the carbonation level was appropriate. Slight tickle of bubbles in the mouth makes this beer wonderful. Nicely made beer that clocks in at 9% that hits the mark for the style. Nicely done where there is balance and smoothness albeit the alcohol warmth in finish. Solid beer.