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Northern Liberties IPA - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Northern Liberties IPANorthern Liberties IPA

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerman207 on 05-14-2010)
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Reviews by Dave128:
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Dave128

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug from a 12oz twistoff bottle. Uh oh!! popping the top has the beer spewing a fifth of its contents onto my desk even tho its been sitting there for half an hour to bring down to a better temp.

A - Actually pretty darn nice looking. Great head. very cloudy amber in color. Sheets of lace run down the glass.

S - Faint piney smell. not many strong aromas.

T - Tastes pretty strongly of pinecone. There is a tiny hint of citrus flavors, but they are shortlived and the bitterness comes around. Its not too strong in general, but a little strong considering there is not a huge amount of malt backbone.

M - Highly carbonated. Super fizzy. medium mouthfeel but harsh carbonation.

O - Not bad. Suffers from averageness. Could use a little more balance and less carbonation.

Edit: I just discovered the bottle I bought as a single was about a year old so take this review with a grain of salt.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 03:50:32 | More by Dave128
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Northern Liberties IPA from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.