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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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brown2cu

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a clear copper color with a small head that leaves a very fine froth. minimal lacing was noticed which was suprising considering that most ipa's I have had are positively overrun with it. Just seems a bit dull and listless compared to some other brews in this style.

Not bad smelling. I am detecting a fair amount of sweet fruit with a layer of citrusy fruit topped off with a good amount of pine and grass. I would prefer it to be a little more pungent for the style. It seems closer to a pale ale than an India pale ale.

A bit watered down in my opinion. it is close to balanced but the hop profile wins out it seems. I noticed a good amount of caramelly malt and a cloying amount of floral hops that lays waste to the malt character somewhat sucessfully. a good bit of biscuty character is present at the front, this is again however, short lived.

This beer has a good mouthfeel. Nice and crisp, suprisingly so for an ipa. it cleanses the mouth after each swallow and leaves you wanting for another sip. Leaves a citrusy tang behind as well.

If you are looking for a sessionable ipa look no further. It has the right amount of flavor to be continuously quaffable over a period of time. The ABV is masked masterfully in this as well which boosts its' sessionable capabilities. It left me wanting though; I would have greatly enjoyed this is the flavor were more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 20:21:48 | More by brown2cu
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Northern Liberties IPA from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.