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Northern Liberties IPA - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Northern Liberties IPANorthern Liberties IPA

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81
good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ThaHealer, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Rdc67, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

kbrown, Jun 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer's new recipe formulation is a huge step forward. Aromatics resemblant of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango bounce off the nose, likely from the Centennial and Simcoe dry-hops. Pale/copper color with good head retention, medium mouthfeel, firm bitterness, and smooth finish.

It is no wonder that this beer has received honorable mentions at GABF and World Beer Cup since the recipe reformulation.

Matthew_Feist, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

NooseJustice, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

pheelingIt, May 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

ValpoExpo, May 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Rosethoj, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Tyrolaspenleaf, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

maxcoinage, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

IAmHollywood13, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Buckeye_Bill, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

XUJOE, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

misterkew, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of DeFaz
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a light copper with a short head. In the smell is fruit and bread--it smells pretty nice but not much like an IPA. The taste is general bitterness. There's some fruit and bread in there as well, but not much of the hop flavors that I enjoy, and everything, other than the bitterness, is pretty mild. The mouthfeel is thin, but the beer is crisp and easily drinkable, making it a good session choice. Overall, this isn't very good, especially for an IPA. It just isn't very flavorful.

DeFaz, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

juicebox, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of J_P
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The appearance was to be expected. A light amber with a frothy and foamy top. Nothing exciting to the presentation. Certainly average for an IPA. No appeal to the looks.

It started out with a charismatic aroma blend of a plasticy grainy malt. lazily hopped and lethargic greeny smell.

The taste was nickle and orange combined. The hoppyness of it was diminished by a flat aftertaste of back-of-your-mouth unexactness. it had neither a strong sharpness or a pingy clarity that I expect with an IPA. It was a let down but not so bad that I will never drink one again. The plasicness of the taste was not as appealing as it sounds. Honestly one of the most well rounded IPA I have had taste wise but that is not the reason you drink an IPA. It just was not interesting enough to be a repeat drinker.

It has a sense of lacking of excitement but came around with a clean dry mouth and crisp feel.

Overall it was too modest. It is something that I will have in a couple of years maybe to remind me why other IPAs (Hopnotch, Great Lakes, Flying dog, DFH, and Sierra Nevada included) are more my taste.What was nice about it was that it seemed easy to drink and relaxing.

J_P, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

DIPAFAN, Nov 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

MacStinson, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rgille2, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

elihull, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Citrus, pine, resin, and fresh cut grass ride a bed of slightly sweet, bready malt. The balance is fairly resiny. Herbal notes surface as it warms.

Bready, lightly toasted, slightly sweet caramel malt forms the backbone, with a fairly resiny, decidedly bitter finish rounding things out. Underlying flavors of muted citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, add intrigue.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a harsh, astringent hop finish. There's a touch of alcohol warmth.

Way too resiny and bitter for my liking. Malt was a touch sweet. The citrus character was pleasant.

barczar, Sep 18, 2013
Northern Liberties IPA from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.