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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a huuuuge beer. Brewed for Urge Gastropub with all NZ Nelson, Big Mother is a worthy adversary to its Imperial counterparts: “The beer pours a slow-burning ember hue, exhibiting great clarity and a bouquet that, with its papaya, mango, and passion fruit notes, is like sticking one’s nose in a gift basket full of tropical fruit. The real treat comes on the first sip. Pronounced grapefruit notes hit first, giving way to a semisweet roundness, followed by a finish with savory hints of deeply brûléed sugar.” -Brandon Hernández, San Diego Reader Magazine


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On Tap at Growler Guys, Meridian Hazy deep golden orange fine lasting thin head and even coating of lacing. On the first sip, heavy thick almost chewey malt body. Tons of sharp up front puthy hops. Some light tropical fruit and then more big time resinous hopness. A very big beer, smooth and heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
12th July 2016
Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. 10.5% Bright clear gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light, mildly dry and has good fine carbonation. Light malts with a nice light level of sweetness. Touch of hop skunk, really pretty mild. Cooling pine. Reasonable hop spice. Spicy citrus and a little marmalade. Trace of Nelson grape and light floralness. Light crisp finish. An impressively light and clean DIPA, it drinks very easy for it’s double digit abv. Just wanted more punch and complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1649) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a golden color with a white head. Big hop, pine, caramel, resin, toffee, fruit, burnt malt and booze aroma. Big hop, pine, syrup, toffee, caramel, resin, grapefruit, burnt malt and booze flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a hop resin and booze finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Grunt from Winco. Deep golden body, thick, creamy head. Hops overtake aroma and follows through in taste with some nice oily bitterness. Yes, dank comes to mind. Finishes with equal parts caramel malts and funky hops. Hard to believe it’s 10.5%.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robjohns71 (13) - PLEASANT HILL, California, USA - MAY 31, 2016
A GREAT DANK IPA JUST AS GOOD AS KNEE DEEP SIMTRA& HOPARILLO I GIVE IT 10+=A+ ROB JOHNSON PLEASANT HILL CA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
On tap @ Mother Earth. Medium orange-amber. Aroma and flavour of ripe melon and papaya, sweet and malty, long bitter finish with some eucalyptus/minty notes. This is surprisingly drinkable for its size. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
650ml bottle

Pours hazy orange with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy tropical fruits, caramely malts, citrus, mango and hints of toffee. Taste is heavy, sweetish and juicy fruity with loads of malts, caramel, tropical hoppy notes and citrus. Finish is heavy, warming and slightly boozy with loads of fruits and hops. Heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has caramel, gluey tones and tropical fruits. Flavour is heavy and sweet with caramel, reain, mild menthol tones and some caramel. Menthol gets stronger towards the end of the glass. A Big IPA on the sweet side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8987) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Sweet orange and apricot on the nose, hops and pine notes. Very resinous flavor, sweet tropical fruits, caramel malts and some toffee, mild spice notes too. Quite heavy and bitter. Good.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy orange copper colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel, resin and sweet mango. Flavour of huge weedy bitterness, strong resiny sweetness, grapefruit, caramel and biscuit. Full bodied. Nice hoppy alcohol fumes. Great.


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