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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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% 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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3.8
fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Mother Earth Primordial Imperial IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grass, orange - citrus, pine. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, orange, pale malt, pine. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

3.4
yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and pine hoppy. Bitter, pine and dry herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

3.8
Rasmus40 (21464) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - pine. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 191214

3.5
yngwie (17102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. It pours a light hazyness, golden-orange in color and with a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma is very piney and grapefruity, with a maltyness in the back. Candy hints. Lots of bitterness in the mouth, with some malty sweetness joining in. Full body and a pleasant carbonation. Lasting bitter finish with grapefruit peel and resins. After a while I sort of get used to the bitterness level, but it’s too bitter anyway. 141219

2.9
brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a nice golden color with a big slightly off-white head and some mild lacing. S: The hops are certainly present on the nose with some nice citrus and pine notes. Also a fair amount of alcohol and (as pointed out by Bobby) fish food. T: Certainly a very bitter IPA with lots of pine and citrus, to a lesser extent. Again, the alcohol presence is pronounced, a bit too much for my liking. M: The body is medium to heavy for an IPA with a moderate carbonation. D: I can’t say this beer is bad, because I did enjoy it somewhat. But, it was more just bitter without much else going on.

3.8
Ferris (16093) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017
Draft - Caramel backbone and sticky hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Nice hoppy oily notes and weedy notes. Easy for the ABV.

3.9
bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours bright copper with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy and sweet caramel. Med + body. Flavor is very hoppy, citrus and earth mostly, and the malt is clearly present. Finishes not too dry, but with bitterness, a hop burn, and trending my thoughts towards dank.

3.5
djd07 (15287) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with medium off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is mango, tangerine, resin. Medium body, grapefruit pith, tangerine, dank, resin finish, very good.

3.4
gunnfryd (15098) - 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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Tmoney99 (14764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle shared with alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex resin citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Standout brew.


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