Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mother Earth Brew Company - Primordial Imperial IPA

It's a mother of a beer.
Last night in San Diego and I had one more beer in the fridge to try. Damn, they clearly like brewing IIPA's down San Diego way. There are so many different ones, I do believe I could stay down here a month and barely make a dent in the line-up.

Tonight, I'm trying one I've never heard of before: Mother Earth Brewing Company's Primordial Imperial IPA. This beer has a 9.5% ABV and a spooky demon-thing screened on the bottle. Not sure what that's all about. Looks kind of cool, though.

The beer poured from bomber into shaker pint a cloudy, dark reddish orange color. The off-white head was a full finger thick and disappeared at a moderate rate. A significant amount of lacing coated the glass throughout the entire drink.

Smell was citrus and pine. Alcohol was noticeable in the smell, as well as a sweet malt aroma in the background.

Taste was big bitter citrus hops: Grapefruit and tangerine. A big hit of pine comes through with just a bit of alcohol bite. Nice malt aftertaste is left on the palate. The sweet malt is very well balanced by the hops bitterness.

Medium to slightly full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Creamy finish. Very easy drink, in spite of the higher ABV.

I really like this IIPA. I'm giving Primordial IIPA a BeerGuyPDX rating of 3 1/2 crushed cans out of 4.

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