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Northern Liberties IPA - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Northern Liberties IPANorthern Liberties IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

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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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

11-08-2013 16:46:49 | More by MacStinson
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rgille2

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-26-2013 22:26:20 | More by rgille2
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elihull

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-21-2013 21:24:20 | More by elihull
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barczar

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 01:26:20 | More by barczar
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16%

09-16-2013 01:51:41 | More by Rod_J
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JothHu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-30-2013 00:37:07 | More by JothHu
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ziggyzoggy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-28-2013 14:29:52 | More by ziggyzoggy
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from 12-pack sampler case purchased in Ohio. Served in a Sam Adams glass.

A: Orange-amber in color with a large, frothy off-white head. Superior lacing and retention.

S: Sweet with citrus and floral notes, and a bready malt base.

T: More fruity and appealing than the aroma. Mildly bitter hop finish.

M: Excellent medium body and medium+ carbonation. Near creamy smooth..

O: A mild IPA. More like a pale ale in terms of hops load and bitterness, and perhaps a bit light even then, but tasty and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:39:14 | More by chinchill
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-10-2013 16:52:39 | More by beerme626
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WagonJumper

Texas

4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up from the Kroger brewmaster's choice sampler while on vacation at Marblehead OH. No date on the bottle or label, and coming from a grocery I'm not sure of the age. Bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light amber in color with a nice frothy off white 2 finger head. Lacing started within minutes. Really nice lacing with concentric circle down the glass.

S: Sweet with a hint of cirtus and floral. Really nice balanced smell.

T: Sweet, Bitter, Sweet! Nice, I get a nice citrus sweet followed immediately with a nice bitter hop and finishes with a mild sweet malt.

M: Good medium body with enough carbonation. Enjoyable.

O: Very nice IPA! Not overbearing in the hop department, but does offer a good hop flavor. Light enough, but could be a bit filling.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 16:19:47 | More by WagonJumper
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nineworldseries

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

08-04-2013 15:55:57 | More by nineworldseries
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-30-2013 02:37:09 | More by Cynic-ale
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jonaspb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-28-2013 11:46:19 | More by jonaspb
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another gift from my brother.

I got a finger of light beige head over a body the color of apricot candy. There are definitely particles floating around in it. Ok head retention, lace cannot stand up to gravity.

I smell light bread and caramel with a hint of tropical fruit mix.

The taste is a little disappointing after the nose. It has a subdued tropical flavor, that is complimented by the breadiness after the swallow.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Goes down easy, with a little bit of bite from the carbonation. Lightly coats the tongue and finishes dry.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 03:08:26 | More by CFHMagnet
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fellowrs

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

07-26-2013 14:52:26 | More by fellowrs
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Kevin72

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16%

07-26-2013 11:29:41 | More by Kevin72
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-26-2013 04:01:58 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-13-2013 16:09:39 | More by Extrajoker00
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a. light golden color. Nice head that fades away quickly.
s. Super subdued hops smell.
t. this is weak for a IPA. It just tastes off. It tastes bitter, but with no real flavors, the bitter.
m. nice and liquidity.
o. this is not a great IPA, this is not an Okay IPA. It is just sorta a IPA flavored water.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 22:56:34 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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dbert21

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

06-16-2013 14:51:27 | More by dbert21
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Oldkentman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-11-2013 13:33:00 | More by Oldkentman
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spmiller86

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-09-2013 04:46:35 | More by spmiller86
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norinco

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2013 15:22:47 | More by norinco
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screamking

Ohio

3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours brown with a thick off white khaki head. Lacing is hanging on for its life around the edges Very dark for a IPA, but looks like a typical Moerlein brew. The smell is rather malt heavy, not a lot of citrus in there. Taste is rather the same as the aroma. This one style they need to rethink. I could totally see this as a beer they retire, there is no need to keep it around. Okay, that might be a little harsh. IPA's are becoming the biggest thing in craft beer lately and there are so many good ones out there. This is well below most.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 02:38:22 | More by screamking
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-14-2013 20:29:01 | More by jburd19
Northern Liberties IPA from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.