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Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing

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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atsprings on 11-08-2009

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Ratings: 384 | Reviews: 134
Reviews by CHADMC3:
Photo of CHADMC3
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lighter copper body with orange hues beneath the billowing white head which patiently dissolves leaving a sticky wake of lacing in its path.

Aromas consist primarily of sweet, zesty citrus hops such as grapefruit or lemon. There may be some piney wood or grassy notes lingering in there as well.

The flavor is a little different. The hops are more floral, but still hints of citrus and pine exist. There is also a more pronounced malt profile, like biscuit or toasted crackers.

Medium in body with generous carbonation and a sticky, palate coating finish.

This beer is right there in the middle of the style. I would certainly drink it regularly if it were local, just a plain tasty IPA. Perhaps not one of the pungent hop lip smackers its counterparts are, but still darn good.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great to see another NC brewer sell their wares here in the triad.Poured into a standard pint a clearl light to medium golden with a tight formed one finger white head that left two rings of broken lace as it settled slowly into a frothy top.Aromas are fresh and citric,they really seem to jump out at ya with a near tropical-like fragrance,a noticeable toasty sweet malt base comes through as well.Not over the top and bitter on the palate with the hops,more well rounded citric flavors,a hefty toasted malt flavors lingers in the finish.Its bright with great hops but enough toasty caramel sweetness to keep it well rounded,a very good IPA in my book.

Photo of Jerry_Burton
4.77/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very Hoppy with a strong finish.

Photo of ROBORB
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Saucer.
Aroma: It smells of grapefruit, bready malts and a little pine.

Appearance: This beer was served in a normal pint glass and produced a 1 finger white head. It was a nice hazy copper color and produced great lacing throughout the pint.

Taste: The taste followed the smell accurately. The intial taste came to me as strong grapefruit and then changed to malt and bitterness.

Palate: This is a medium carbonation brew and has a slick, oily feeling.

Overall: This beer is a solid single IPA from an up and coming brewery in NC. I am looking forward to more offerings from this small brewery in Kinston.

Photo of Aaron420
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at their Tap Room yesterday. It was dry hopped with Cascade.

A: A nice deep orange color with a mild white head. Came from a pump so the head was small.

S: Very strong citrus smell from the dry hopping with a mild touch of malt. The hops very very strong, stayed throughout the entire beer.

T: A huge hit of hops from the beginning followed by a caramel malt flavor that followed the hops perfectly. A nice finish, not to overpowering on alcohol.

M: Nice bitter flavor medium bodied with not to much carbonation.

O: I love the regular Sisters, so having the dry hopped was a good change of pace. This is a very enjoyable beer a good easy drink er nothing to rant about but a good beer.

Photo of codysjb
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint
A: Orange yellow, the exact tint of bud. Small pencil with head that dissipates immediately. OK lacing.
S: yeast, generic "beer" of water and shitty hops, not good.
T: Just watery upfront with an unpleasant blend of alcohol and burnt something on the end.
M: Like flavored water, beer flavored water at least but not beer.
O: This is kinda gross. Nothing going on and no detectable hops. I guess it beats bud... barely.

Photo of Soonami
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mother Earth Brewing Sisters of the Moon is a solid American IPA. I got this in a mixed case from a friend that lives down in Eastern Carolina.

The beer was a nice pale color, which I like in IPAs, because it means that it won't be too sweet or have too much caramel malt. However I docked the beer some points because it was full of sediment, that made me keep about an ounce or so in the bottle. The aroma was a bit subdued, just a hint of of piney hops, but lots of toasty malt. The beer was similar to the aroma in taste, with a good crackery malt flavor without much hop presence, but the beer was well attenuated and had a nice creamy mouthful with good carbonation. The alcohol was definitely present, which tastes away from the mouthfeel score.

Photo of mondegreen
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a DFH Signature Glass.

Pours a hazy, vibrant orange with a thin, foamy head and fairly heavy lacing. Offers a sweet, hoppy aroma. The hops fall more on the earthy side. The taste is a tad too malt forward for an IPA, but it is still very tasty. The hops are a tad rounded on the backend, and the finish is pretty crisp, with just a touh of lingering bitterness. Mouth is moderate with a aloft slickness. Well carbonated. Overall, a pretty good IPA.

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 23 June 2011. Served in a Highland pint glass.

A: A golden copper color; hazy with a 1+ finger head of near white foam. Ample carbonation is visible through the haze. Head leaves more lacing than usual (for style) and, if a thin partial top coat counts, has good retention. l

S: Somewhat fresh and very fruity aroma seems to promise a high level of sweetness but, of course, actually reflects a good amount of citrusy hops. Some caramel and hints of toffee in the nose and, after warming a bit, some effects of alcohol.

T: A balanced IPA with plenty of bitterness and citrus from the hops accompanied by sweet and bread-like contributions from the caramel malts. The hops linger long after each sip, providing orange, pine and grapefruit flavors that are both bitter and tart.

M: Medium body; some hop bite; a little bit of an oily feel; excellent carbonation level.

O: A very good IPA, with fresh hops undeniable fruity bitterness, but with a good balancing dose of malt.

Photo of Balaban
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Tasty, a little cloudy, with a nutty aroma. Very smooth mouth feel.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into the DFH signature glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange with small bubble carbonation release. Small white head forms and dissipates rather quickly leaving behind a little bit of foam around the edges. Nice rings of lacing.

S: Nice piney hops, some light pineapple and orange peel, and a nice grassiness. There is some caramel malt on the backend.

T: Well balanced with some nice grassy hops, a little bit of pine, and light citrus fruits. There is a solid amount of caramel and bready malts to offset the hops.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Has a slight oily feel to it.

O: A very nice American IPA. One that I would be happy to stock my fridge with. The 6.9% is sneaky high, there is no trace of alcohol and its an easy drinker.

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with an orangish hue. There's 1/4" of dense, foamy head with great retention. The nose has notes of orange peel and citrusy lemon. The taste is light bready, barley malt up front with a hint of yeast followed by citrusy, orange-like, spicy, piny hops that leave a bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and heavily carbonated which at times makes this one a little thin.

Overall, it's a solid beer, but it has it's flaws. The malt character is not as big as maybe it should be for such a potent hop content, and the carbonation is a little heavy which in my opinion detracts from the overall flavor.

Photo of dirtylou
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

new NC brewery - you're too kind blackie

appearance: served in an imperial pint - hazy apricot body, foamy white suds, nice

smell: nice, fresh citrus - orange peel, grapefruit, notes of caramel

taste: full bodied ipa - strong caramel base, decent hop sting, grapefruit, tangerine, toffee, grassy

mouthfeel: big bodied, lingering bitterness

drinkability: ok

Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Chip's Wine in Kill Devil Hills, NC. I found this beer to be fairly similar to a lot of the pale ales and IPA I've been having from the area in that there's a bright citrus/grapefruit note that's clean and clear, but not overpowering. The beer is on the more drinkable end of the style, which might just work better with the local climate. Overall - good, not great, but certainly not a bad choice.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My dad brought this back from south Carolina. Thanks dad.

Poured into a pint glass. Has a hazy orangy color. Almost hefe like. Ok white head and lacing.

Aroma is kinda malty. Some weird hop aromas. Like a clash between American and European hops.

Taste is similar. Kinda hop clash. It's ok though. Kinda sweet. Sticky hops on your tongue in the finish.

Mouthfeel is kinda malty but not bad. Needs to be dryer IMO.

Overall an ok beer. Not interested in havin another when I have so much access to better IPA's

Photo of branimal9
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tasting notes, consumed 6.20.2010...

Cloudy orange-gold in color. Aroma has a malty marmalade caramel-ness about it. Flavor holds toffee malt, with a hint of the hop bitterness it probably once had. Good, but I'd like to have had a fresher bottle.

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy coppery gold, with 2 fingers of frothy eggshell-white head. This retains with a ¼ finger of creamy looking foam, which leaves some thick and sticky swathes of lacing back. The aroma is tangy in the nose, with a citric and grainy presence to it. Spice and earth in mixed in as well, as grassy notes hang on the edges. This sits with a touch of heft in the nostrils.

The taste has a lot of fruity sweetness up front, with orange and mango notes taking center stage. The hops are bitter with spice, earthy, and grapefruit before leading in a grainy feeling backend. This finishes with a dry and pithy feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp creaminess to the carbonation, which is then undercut by some slickness that helps smooth things out nicely. There is a little warmth here in the body that helps strengthen that bitter finish a bit.

Decent but not a great effort here from Mother Earth that seems to actually fall more into the English style of IPA. I do like the drinkibility here though for a 7% beer. This bottle had a couple of months on it, so I would definitely be up for checking out a fresher sample of this down the line.

Photo of KTCamm
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours orange amber with full finger of creamy white foam. Malty grapefruit smell, some citrus. Intense bitter starts and smooths over the taste. Residual bittering. Full of bitter flavor. Good IPA, though heartily hopped.

Overall good beer.

Photo of shrek806
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first official review, I have reviewed in a BIF but never here.

A-Pours a pretty golden yellow almost like a pilsner with a 1/4 inch head of tight bubbles. Lacing is beautiful with this one

S-Smell of floral and pine

T-tasts has a smooth start with a highly bitter finish

M-Smooth with a mouthful of very active bubbles with a dry finish

D-If you like high IBU's as i do, you will enjoy this fine brew

Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The proverbial end of the line for my encounters with Mother Earth. My propensity for IPAs forced me to save this one for last. Bottled in July 2010.

A: The IPA is golden amber, a bit of a glow to it under the right light. Haze envelops the glass, obscuring the contents. A white head, over two fingers, has left a interconnected web of lace all around the glass. It looks like one big strand.

S: Even fresh out of the fridge, the IPA packs a wallop of citrusy hops into each sniff.

T: A well-balanced IPA. Bitterness tickles the tastebuds immediately, an amuse bouche. Right after the little hop treat, the caramel malts step in with a full, bready flavor. The hoppines returns mid sip and doesn't leave. At all. It lingers long after each sip, a delicious bitterness that has staying power. Before the end, the citrusy hops have pineapple and grapefruit in spades. They are oily, coating the mouth with each sip. Damn this ale is fine when fresh!

M: Hops and lots of 'em. The oily feel concentrates the citrusy bitterness in one place, amplifying the flavors.

D: A very good IPA, loaded with fresh hops and a strong malt character. Get it fresh and the hops'll really show you something.

Photo of Beejay
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks ewright!

A: Orange amber with some haze in there as well. White head with large bubbles on top.

S: Hops come out right away. Grassy and perhaps a bit of pineapple in here. Some caramel in here as well. Fine smelling brew.

T: Caramel sweetness, and fruity hops. There is a solid bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium body, carbonation works. There is definitely a bit of an resiny finish.

D: Tasty. Would drink this again. It would be brilliant on tap with some dry hops in there.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Thanks to my buddy Trask for this brew

A-yellow orange in color with a finger head that is about an average frothiness. The lacing does stick to my pint though.

S-a sweet hop aroma mixed with some hints of pine. I get some sort of orange maybe tangerine. light biscuity malt as well.

F- A dry tangerine flavor with a sopy pine finish.

M-dry fruity and piney

0- this is a decent IPA. I could drink a few of these. It was a nice IPA for relaxing with.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ewright for this bottle.

Poured in to a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Hazy yellow colour with a slight orange glow and a half finger of bubbly white head.

S - Bitter hops with a juicy citrus nose and some floral notes that are not quite as pronounced. The hops are balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone.

T - Definitely a hop forward IPA. The bitter hops are present up front and dominate the palate through to the finish. The sweetness from the malts is very subdued by the bitterness that dominates but is still present. The hops offer some light citrus notes but are predominantly piney and earthy.

M - Light to medium body, moderately carbonated.

D - This was an enjoyable beer but not one I would seek out again in a trade. Glad I tried it though.

Photo of smakawhat
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled March 8th 2011, uh .. a little late to the party but I think we can enjoy this.

Out of the bottle a simple nice solid foamy white cap of about three fingers, which settles on a simple cloudy pale amber yellow a little hazy and cloudy. Kind of suspended in animation beer looking and frozen. However, lots of good sticky lacing is all over the glass.

Bouquet is orange wetness, and light bread. Aromatic light citrus, almost kind of powdery drink in a sense. Very nice and pleasant, little bit of pine hop also.

Taste is a big surprise. Sweet caramel sweetness and toffee mixed with a strong hop pine. Citrus notes come out in the finish and coat the throat. Very sweet, and a little sugary syrup like in feel but not too bad still very tolerable. Great lingering hop feel.

WOW I am shocked how good this beer was these guys did a fantastic job. It is a little sweet though so that may put people off but I love this caramel bent and toffee sense it's real unexpected with the hop punch.

Photo of jsanford
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass. Bottled on 4/12/11, so just a bit over 2 months old.

A - Pours a hazy orange-gold with a 1-inch head of white foam that recedes to a slight haze, leaving some spotty lacing.
S - A bit on the malt-forward side of thing, sweet caramel and bread dough dominates with some resinous pine and citrus hops.
T - Again, more of a malt-forward take on the IPA, solid caramel and toasted bread flavors with pine resin and orange peel hops.
M - Medium-bodied with decent carbonation. Not as crisp as I like my IPAs to be, hurts the drinkability a bit.
O - Not bad, but just not my favorite type of IPA. A bit too much on the malt, and not as crisp as I'd like.

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Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.