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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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"Constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original." Need we say more? True to its Imperial roots! This brew clocks in at 9.5% ABV, and over 100 IBUs! It is made with four varieties of grains resulting in a bold dark amber color and four varieties of hops, creating a subtle citrus aroma, and bitter, hoppy finish. Winner of a gold medal at the 2009 Santa Cruz National Organic Challenge, this recipe surely will not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jennajlover (107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Got sent up a gift pack of North County San Diego brews. This was one. Another xcellent brew from the hop region of the country. Fairly clear, great citric aroma, rich clean finish, lacing on glass lasted till end. Definitely recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1563) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
From a Bomber, Pour is nearly amber with a fluffy white head. Lots of citrus with some earthy and resiny notes in the aroma and the taste finishes with some sweetness. Good Stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pour from 22 0cz. bomber. Pours a dark copper orange with a two finger off white head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (A lot of orange and some grapefruit), pine, tropical fruits (pineapple and nice mango notes), sweet malts, and some light caramel. Taste is of citrus (a lot of orange), pine resin, sweet bready malts, caramel, and a little booze. Has a medium-full body and a creamy, slightly chewy, semi dry, pretty bitter, but still well balanced finish. Overall, a decent DIPA that is more of a East Coast style then a true west coast style, that could hide its abv a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
760side (1) - - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
Big body. Tried their latest batch today. Always happy with the mother earth brews and as usual the primordial does not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (652) - Pasadena, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at brewpub this years new batch released yesterday. This was delicious! Big pungent aroma and great balance flavors of bitter hops and malted sweetness but not overly so. Great body and overall my favorite beer from this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1480) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2011
citrus, earthy, aroma. golden to amber in color with a frothy white head. light bitterness and medium on the sweet side. had a very nice lively taste on the mouth nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
tap at pizza port carlsbad 6/16/11-pours bright orange hue with a soapy white head nose is floral hops flavors are leaffy tea and lite pine. pretty straight forward but it works. some nice herbal and sweet hop notes come trough in the finish. this one is organic? i can kind of taste it. pretty decent beer here!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Golden Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt, light piney hops, alcohol, grass. Mouthfeel is creamy, with slight twinge of alcohol. Flavor is grain, caramel, grassy bitter hops, a bit of heat, pretty straightforward. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
on tap at urge gastropub in RB. into sniffer. half finger yellow off-white head. golden orange look. smell of delicious citrus hops. tastes of citrus and floral bitterness with some creaminess also with a light amber malty base. very good DIPA. overall 8 of 10. Keep them coming Mother Earth!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
On tap at PP SC. Hazed amber orange pour with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, caramel and raisins. Flavors are a bit too malty for my taste. Alcohol, orange, grainy, caramel. Bitter. Okay. Medium bubbles. Not super dry.

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