Big Mother Triple IPA

California
United States
Big Mother Triple IPA, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Big Mother has been our Anniversary Ale since inception so it is near and dear to our hearts. An ever changing recipe with each vintage, it’s still everything you expect from an IIIPA: Big, but not too boozy, massively hopped, and just enough malt character to balance the higher alcohol and lingering bitterness. A whirlpool and dry hop assault lends aromas and flavors of apricot, naval oranges, red grapefruit, and papaya.

Profile

ABV: 
10.5%
IBUs: 
125
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Summit, Mosaic, Citra, Nelson
Malts: 
Pale Two-Row, Vienna, Acidulated, Dextrin
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Big Mother Triple IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). The focus of the Double IPA style is hops, hops, and more hops. Additionally, despite being a high alcohol content style, Double IPAs are fairly drinkable and lack a heavy malty body, which are more typical traits of Barleywines. Big Mother Triple IPA measures in at 10.5% ABV and is hopped with Summit, Mosaic, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops.

This canned beer pours dark golden in color with a light haze and a medium off-white head. The aroma is very hop forward with resiny, piney and tangerine hop aromas with a light dank character; a light caramel malt plays a background role. The flavor continues to be hop focused with resiny, piney, tangerine and peach hop flavors that are well in front of a light caramel malt base. Alcohol is very apparent in the aroma and flavor (pleasant and never harsh) with warming sensations in the finish. The beer finishes with a moderate bitterness (seems much lower than 125 IBU!) with a long lingering resiny and piney hops with an alcohol warmth. This is a very good Double IPA that should be sought out by all "hop heads". Enjoy!

Brewery Introduction

Founded in 2010 by three passionate brewers, Mother Earth Brewing Co. had one goal; to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. From a modest garage, to over 70,000 sq. ft., Mother Earth Brewing Co. maintains our original goal –... Read More

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