Primordial Imperial IPA

California
United States
Primordial Imperial IPA, Mother Earth Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

One of our most tried and true DIPA recipes. Don’t Call it a comeback! We bitter with a well known super-alpha and some of the most tried and true hops in craft history. Plus, 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. Expect a balanced malt backbone to soften the intense piney bitterness and floral nose.

Profile

ABV: 
9.0%
IBUs: 
124
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Summit, Simcoe, Amarillo
Malts: 
Pale Two-Row, Honey Malt, Dextrin, Acidulated, Light Crystal
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Primordial Imperial IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. is a Double IPA and is being evaluated as a Double IPA (category 22A in the 2015 BJCP Beer 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. Primordial IPA measures in at 9.0% abv and is hopped with Summit, Simcoe, and Amarillo hop varieties.

This beer pours golden in color, slightly hazy, with a medium, fluffy, cream-colored foam stand. The aroma is of aggressive hops with pine, resins, and grapefruit characters; the malt and esters hidden behind the hops. The flavor is similarly hop aggressive adding herbal and spicy elements to the pine and grapefruit hop flavors. A lightly nutty malt with a hint of sweetness provides a basic backdrop allowing the hops to be showcased. The beer is aggressively bittered to match the aggressive hop finish of pine and grapefruit hop flavors that linger for a long time on the palate.

This is a very nice Double IPA with an aggressive hop profile. But, the best examples, while aggressive, have a cleaner, less rough hop character. Regardless, hop heads will not be disappointed with this Double IPA. Cheers!

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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