Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing
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4.6/5 rDev +26%
Special cask with juniper berries added at Flying Saucer Raleigh's 11th anniversary. Served in a standard pint glass a very hazy pale orange with a decent frothy off white head that leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is loads of citrus and just a touch of juniper. The taste is a very nice blend of abundant citrus hops, juniper and sweet malts, leaving a nice bitter citrus finish. The beer is quite light and crisp and very smooth drinking. This is an incredible cask beer, I will certainly seek this one out on cask again!
02-26-2011 20:24:30 | More by atsprings
4.55/5 rDev +24.7%
12oz bottle (dated 11/09) courtesy of atsprings.
Excited to try this new NC brewery, I poured Sisters of the Moon into a dimpled beer mug and let it warm for a few minutes. The attractive ecru head leaves a thick ring of lacing to mark its original height, and several fat splotches of lace thereafter. After retreating, the foam forms a central patch of fat bubbles atop a hazy, honey-golden body. The aroma strikes a great balance between fresh, spicy herbal hops that give off hints of grapefruit and pine, and pale malts that suggest fresh biscuits and caramel. A lot going on in the nose, but not overpowering--I dig it so far.
Oh, yeah...that's a good IPA. Bitter citrus rind opens up the front alongside a biscuity sweetness, but be advised: this is one hoppy "Sista". Earthy skunk-weed, tangerine flesh, and pine resin notes dazzle the sides and back of the tongue and linger on into the finish. A slight toasted nuttiness to the malts as well. Perfect body, equal parts crisp and juicy with a tight carbonation level that accentuates the hoppiness nicely.
Reminds me a lot of Odell's IPA--natural, fresh, hoppy, balanced, and crisp. Very much looking forward to the other Mother Earth beers in my fridge.
12-18-2009 03:42:48 | More by wagenvolks
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
a-Poured a clear and crisp honey orange yellow with lively carbonation into a tulip tasting glass. Nice finger and change of frothy bubbly head that left milkshake like lacing on the glass as it dissolved. Classic.
s-Sweetened candied piny hops. Banana but mostly fun dip style sugary bubblegum. The sweetness dominates the hops.
t-WOW! The taste matches the nose exactly. Candy candy candy! Banana, clove, bubblegum with a touch of hops. Sweetness outweighs the hops by a long shot, but it isn't grossly sweet. The thing that jumps to mind is those candy buttons that come on a sheet of paper. Exactly that flavor and I LOVE it!!!
m/d-Mildly bitter feel and aftertate, very light and mostly sweet and juice like, but plenty easy to drink. Big winner in my book. This was a bigtime sleeper that I was glad to have tried.
01-12-2011 05:15:13 | More by cosmicevan
4.45/5 rDev +21.9%
I reviewed this beer during the weekend when this site crashed. It was my first review ever and now it is gone forever. I don't remember all the greast prose I wrote, but I am sure it was an awesome write up. I do remember that this is a great IPA. Spectacular taste and extremely drinkable. I hope to have this on my home tap someday.
11-09-2009 20:14:08 | More by callisbeers
4.4/5 rDev +20.5%
An extra sent from cdflem. Thanks man! Pours a nice coppery orange with a tempting, sudsy white head. Eventually reduced to a cap but leaves very nice lacing. Lots of earth and fruit in the nose, fruit scents are light but nice such as citrus, apple, and lemon. Also later on a strange off-smell comes into play...almost a bourbon roastiness? Something of that sort. None of that in the taste though, which by the way is excellent! Fruit is more noticeable. This bottle is dated 5 months ago, but there is still a nice hop bitterness. Sweet candy caramel malts and citrus with a nice tangerine finish on every sip. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy, perfect amount of carbonation. Very full-bodied for an American IPA and no alcohol taste. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Very nice taste and body overall, always nice getting an 'A' beer from a random small brewery extra. If I ever see any of Mother Earth's products around I will pick them up for sure.
05-10-2010 01:31:41 | More by Chico1985
4.38/5 rDev +20%
My first offering from Mother Earth. Needless to say I was thrilled to be able to try this one when I was at the mushroom on Friday. The first thing I ordered when I walked into the room, I was definitely not disappointed. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/30/2010.
The pour was nicely done. A rich medium amber in color with a big head of white that towered over the top of the glass. Settling down nicely it produced a good bit of lacing throughout the session, coating the glass up and down. Aroma is led by a shot of caramel and rich piney hops. Blended together nearly seamlessly it really worked quite well. Evening warming just tended to bring about more and more balance to it. Really extremely well put together. As I take the first sip though is really where it began to take off. Nice notes of caramel and wrapped in sheath of what seemed to be Amarillo hops and wonderful citrus flavors that really start to pop. Near perfect feel here as it was heavy and bold enough to keep my interest while the carbonation kept it alive and kept it from becoming too overbearing. Each sip seemed to become closer and closer to a near perfect session IPA as I was soon staring at an empty glass and wondering where the time had gone.
Overall this was enormously solid. Simply put one of the best local IPA's I have had. If this is any indication as to what they are putting out, I am going to be a very, very happy person.
05-03-2010 22:49:17 | More by mikesgroove
4.36/5 rDev +19.5%
A- Amber color with 1 finger, creamy head. Semi-transparent with small particles floating throughout.
S- Bitter grapefruit, pine, caramel, a little orange and lemon zest.
T- Big pine and grapefruit up front. Caramel and orange join the show mid palette, but is soon overtaken by a bigger pine resin than was present up front. Aftertaste is mainly piney, but has some sweet orange and lemon behind it.
M- Medium body with crisp carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Oily feel with lingering bitterness and a touch of spice.
O- I enjoyed this beer. It definitely had more pine than citrus, but the pine was very well complemented by the citrus and malts. Overall, nicely balanced. I would definitely have this again.
11-10-2013 19:26:52 | More by tmm313
4.35/5 rDev +19.2%
Poured a half inch head which quickly dissapated. It's an opaque orange in color. The smell is malts, hops. The tongue is a nice hoppy, grapefruit, malt mix with a dry finish.. Taste is very balanced with hops and malts. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this IPA and it's safe to say this one will be explored again and again.
10-05-2012 21:08:24 | More by TheSeeker61
4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
07-14-2011 00:48:36 | More by smakawhat
4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
Thanks to bauermc for this one. I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. It is hazy orange in color with a medium white head. There are big pine notes on the aroma. The flavor does not dissapoint. Pine and strong grapefruit up front with a lingering bitterness highlighted by citrus zest. Medium in body and well carbonated. A great little gemof an IPA.
09-15-2010 23:05:03 | More by bonkers
Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.