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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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 brűléed sugar.” -Brandon Hernández, San Diego Reader Magazine


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8940) - 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 (6086) - 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 (7893) - 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 (8803) - 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 (7649) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8139) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Caramel and grapefruit linger with tropical fruits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13614) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark gold with a slight foamy whitish head. Aroma of sweet caramel and a large load of mixed exotic fruits. Med + body. Flavor is strongly hoppy - fruity hoppy - with some sweetness. It doesn’t seem dank, but there’s so much hop it should be. Grape seems prominent. Heat doesn’t seem an issue. I could continue to go in circles on this, but, heck, time to start drinking seriously.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8251) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2015
22 oz bottle from Bine and Vine shared with drsordr. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma opened with a strange sulfur note that distracted, but soon disappeared clearing the way for more expected notes of candied fruits, resin, spicy hops. The flavor had more candied citrus, apple, resin, spicy hops, toasted malts try to balance, caramel, sweetness is a bit more than I would hope to see, moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2098) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours lightly hazy avg gold with moderate white head. Nose immediately on opening some strange sulfur smell, but then cleared. I’m sure no one broke wind in the room. After a minute, nose dank hop, some earthy, and caramel. Taste big bitter bite up front, then some jolly rancher green apple, candied fruit, and sweet malt. Mid palate moderate bitter continues to finish. Hides the alcohol pretty well.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (194) - - JUL 22, 2015
Impressive beer; wow. Fruit filled palate with complex hops throughout. Too easy to drink for a 10.5%. This is a big mother of a beer and loved every sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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