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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3776) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle from Winco. Deep, clear copper pour, small head, streaky lacing. Muted aroma, mostly hop. Taste picks up, all of the grains and hop varieties seeking attention. Malts by a nose, but enough hops to finish bitter. Seemingly straightforward, but kind of complex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft taster at Mother Earth Vista Village. Clear amber color with webby lace. Stickier nose with sweet orange and rye bread. Taste is boozy, biting, heavy rye bread. Finish is sickly and abrasive, sharp and unpleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1780) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
On tap at Sauced. Pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Very dank, resiny. Apple fruit from the hops. Intense.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma with light caramel. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light summer fruit lingers with caramel and light pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2016
On Tap Clear deep copper witha dense light tan head. Rich semi carmel malt aroma. Modest hop flavors and bitterness. esp for a double. But every thing blends well and this is a nice balanced beer.. Not very big or aggressive for a double though. I certainly wouldn’t guess 100 IBUs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Mini-growler picked up last night at Pre-Funk Nampa.. Clear light orange.. Hops are in the pine spectrum.. background pithy grapefruit toward the finish.. Lightly sweet pale malt to just barely balance the huge hops... Surprisingly well done.. Stoked to be able to get this fresh in my hood soon. Very stoked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
22 oz. bottle from Perry’s. It pours a clear deep orange gold color with an off white head. The aroma has some strong orange, pine and grapefruit. Maybe a hint of hop spice and toasted malt. The flavor is piney and resinous with some orange, hop spice and grapefruit pith. Some backing caramel and toasted malt, but the big, fresh, resinous hop character takes control of the beer. Strong piney bitterness helps with a dry finish. Orange and resin. A brutal IIPA that served as a nice substitute for PtY since I didn’t feel like waiting in line at the Alehouse.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Very nice peppery spices hop aroma. Very sticky resin hop flavor a very god beer form this place probably their best one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (407) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours deep hazy amber, light head. Aroma of pine, pepper, caramel malts, citrus, cereal and nut. Good carb. Taste is spice, bready caramel malts, pine, dark fruit. Boozy finish typical of Mother Earth. Good brew, underrated Brewer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
Fonefan 191214. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, pine, grapefruit, peaches. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, peaches, caramel, alcohol. Full body. OK/Nice beer.


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