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Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%

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Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: atsprings on 11-08-2009)
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Photo of A-D

North Carolina

2.56/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Live in North Carolina so I want to try all the local IPAs. This one here is garbage
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Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:00:06 | More by A-D
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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed amber. Seems a bit too unfiltered for the beer's qualities to show through. Almost clogged really. I guess not thoroughly filtering can be of benefit, but sometimes it can work against you. Seems like that is the case with this beer. A nice drinker, which I definitely can appreciate. Probably something to drink with food.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 02:16:33 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of CHADMC3


3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 00:56:26 | More by CHADMC3
Photo of watermelon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Date says bottled on 8/01/13

A: Cloudy light copper. Frothy off white head that had decent retention as well as lots of lacing

S: Smell of citrus hops and carmel malts, not a very strong smell.

T: Strong grapefruit and pine hops as well as some sweeter pineapple up front.

M: Leaves a bitter coating on the teeth Body is medium and the carbonation is appropriate.

O: I could drink this as an everyday IPA

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 09:30:15 | More by watermelon
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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was first exposure to Mother Earth. I thought this was a beautiful IPA. I really did miss the nose completely. I was in my Pizza restaurant after cooking for 12 hours though. I find it hard to rate a good IPA, I'm not being Lazy! I look forward to our beer tasting with them in the new year.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2013 06:39:08 | More by Pizzawingsbeer
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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 19:26:52 | More by tmm313
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South Carolina

1.86/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

The whole 6 pack was severely flawed by a metallic taste, which can come from a variety of causes. The bottles had a bottled on field on the label, which were left blank. I have never tasted a beer with such a huge overwhelming metallic flaw as this one. I assume it was a bad batch, based on other reviews.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 15:44:39 | More by tillmac62
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2.55/5  rDev -30.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 04:17:32 | More by codysjb
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North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-caramel coloring with a sparse, thin, filmy, bright white head. Aromas of biscuit and caramel backbone, tangy and floral hops characteristics, subtle spicing, and some tropical fruit sweetness. Very tart, crisp citrus notes on the forward tongue, with a blend of lemon, lime, and grapefruit. The biscuit backbone follows up behind, balancing a bit, with an effervescent feel riding throughout the entire experience. Light bodied, transitioning to the tropical fruit sweet and tangy aftertaste. Very fruity throughout. The finish is dry, crisp, and clean, with hints of resiny bitterness lingering a bit. Very unique IPA, much lighter and more fruit-centric than others. Tasty, with building flavor profiles.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:27:23 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of MacQ32

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a light golden/yellow straw color. Very hazy with half a finger of light tan/off white head, ok retention, strong lacing.

S - Light, mild citrusy aroma. Grassy/lemony and biscuity semi sweet caramel malts

T - As it smells, light bitter citrusy/lemon flavors. Not nearly as sweet as the smell indicates although the finish comes through quite sweet. Slight dry bitter aftertaste

M - Lighter bodied, good carbonation, quite drinkable

O - Light drinkable, decent hop bite. Pretty standard but decently done

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 04:24:18 | More by MacQ32
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3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a burnt golden orangish color…fairly transparent, with a bit of haze to it…head is just off white, a mix of big and tiny bubbles and settles to a thin layer…it does liven up a bit with a couple of swirls, but really rests thin…(3.25/5)

Smell: Grassy bitterness up front…it’s got a crisp, fresh smell, but is dominated by grassy bitterness…I do get some earthy/pale malts, mild graininess and light honey sweetness as well…a touch of is yeast aroma mixed in there as well…a light, summertime feel with this brew…as it warms, a lemony bite appears…(3.25/5)

Taste: Earthy/pale/light caramel malts and a mild sweetness up front...the strong grassy/earthy bitterness and yeast flavors come through in second and really take over the taste buds…third phase I pick up some piney hops bite that becomes more apparent over time…tons of rich flavor here, this brew grows as it warms…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with medium carbonation…it does fluff up bringing earthy/grassy bitterness to the palate along with some earthy/pale/caramel malts and a lingering piney bite…there’s a crispness up front that fades to a richness that is nice…the mouthfeel is definitely the best part of this brew…settles really nice on the tongue and the after taste is satisfying…(4/5)

Overall: This is a tasty brew…the flavor definitely has grown on me as I’ve done this review and now I sit here actually liking it (I improved the score a bit too)…the higher ABV is very noticeable, leaving this reviewer ready to watch some NBA Finals…overall, I have to say that while it’s not my favorite, it’s certainly doesn’t disappoint and something I would surely drink again in the future…mix-a-six is a great concept! (3.5/5)


Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:15:33 | More by SerialHiker
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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Light copper-infused gold. Couple cm whistle head is creamy with a big creamy bubble structure. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass. Moderate retention leaves a small cap and collar.

Smell: Mega fruity, almost like tropical punch. Apple and a hint of pear. A touch of bitterness. Decidedly earthy and herbal. Malts run a touch sweet for the hop profile. Biscuit with a ton of cooked malts. Juicy fruit.

Taste: Fruity herbal and a bit earthy. Slight lingering bitterness. Malts are a bit more assertive than the hops, but ultimately strike a balance. Cooked malts with a biscuit component. Some leafy elements. A bit dirty in the back. Some oily pine. Why you so herbal? Some caramel and biscuit malt.

Mouthfeel: A bit slick. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lingering bitterness.

Overall: No plans on syncing my cycle.

A good drinking IPA. Definitely falls in the maltier east coast style but it does it reasonably well. Hop and malt profiles seem a little incompatible in the long run.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 02:50:25 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a DFH tulip/pint glass. 2/15/13 bottling date

pours a rich copper color with an inch thick white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, not too overpowering. Good smell. Taste - nice hops up front with a good amount of bitterness. Malt backbone is kind of "off." Balancing isnt quite right. But this is definitely not a boring beer, they tried to give it a good flavor and uniqueness and didnt play it safe. I detect some mango and pear flavors which is different for an IPA. Good drinkability, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is a just a bit too bitter and the flavor is a tad offputting, but its a fairly good east coast IPA. I always say that west coast IPAs are just leaps and bounds ahead of east coast versions and this is no exception. But for an east coast IPA this one is not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 23:26:01 | More by Axnjxn
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3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Attractive yellowish amber brew in the tumbler with a handsome head. Sudsy in the mouth and has the best kind of beery sensations. Whether it's a good IPA is another matter, and the flavor seems to be entirely vegetal and earthy.

Quite malty with an herbal tea taste that just doesn't go away. It's followed by an unfortunate bitterness that is like green tea steeped too long. Well made with a lovely mouthful of carbonation, but it's not a beer I can finish. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Washington, DC.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 03:21:04 | More by mactrail
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North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi transparent dark amber with a bright white foamy head.

The smell is citrus and biscuit, fairly weak though.

The taste is bitter, citrus, juicy hops. There is some malt sweetness on the finish. Actually tastes pretty good.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a decent but not great ipa, would definitely drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 16:35:59 | More by Dave1999
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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Tulip Glass

This beer pours up a hazy light gold with a small 1/2 finger head, poor retention, and lots of elaborate lacing. Nose is mostly pine and citrus. Taste is very hop forward and very bitter which is exactly what I think they were going for. Mouthfeel is full (but not thick) and satisfying. Much recommended!!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 02:16:43 | More by Mojo
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color with some darker orange highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a few small slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with slightly stronger aromas of pine and citrus rind hops.

T: Upfront it tastes lightly to moderately of pale malts and caramel malts with just a touch of breadiness and very light amounts of sweetness. After the malts, there is a moderate amount of hop flavors that come through - citrus rind and pine stand out for the hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fade rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: This has the flavors, aromas, and mouthfeel to be a sessionable IPA though it might be a little too heavy in the ABV to truly be sessionable - I would be happy to have a couple of these in a sitting though. Nice and enjoyable, easy to drink. A little maltier than I expected for the style but that was a bit of a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 18:30:06 | More by dbrauneis
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A hazy, unfiltered orange color with a thick off-white head that laces the sides of the glass.

Toasted biscuit malt with a very tame citrus hop aroma.

Flavor is much different than the aroma. The biscuit malts really let the hop come through. The hop is mostly earthy/grassy and herbal with a lingering grassy hop in the finish. There are some fruity (grape, peach) notes to the beer also. Finishes rather clean with a slight bitter bite.

Very smooth and silky feel to this beer. Medium bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Very drinkable IPA given the high ABV%.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 22:28:16 | More by Kromes
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North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this from a cask from Mother Earth Bewing in Kinston NC. I have had it both a bottle and on draft but this review is from cask.

The color was a yellow with a slight opaqueness to it. The smell is hoppy and it had a better taste than in the other formats. I would love to know what hops they used for this beer. My best guess would be cascade or perhaps Columbus. That is speculation of course. Upfront you taste the malts and then the hops kick in. The body is on the lower side but this could be a great session beer and would hit the spot on a hot North Carolina summer on ice in a cooler at a baseball game or at a boat dock.

I would recommend to anyone who is in or near the Kinston area.

Serving type: cask

12-02-2012 00:37:49 | More by brewdude1982
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North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 finger head with nice lacing.

S: The smell isn't as strong as I had hoped. I'm actually getting more malts than hops.

T: The taste follows the smell. It's a mix of malt and hops, but I'm getting more malt. It's somewhat balanced, but not on the side that I would prefer.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but definitely not what I look for in an IPA. If you like your IPA's on the malt heavy side then this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 01:27:14 | More by nUgZ
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy light orange hue with one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell and taste featured a barrage of sweet malts and perhaps some tropical fruit.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent malt driven IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:18:45 | More by plaid75
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4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 21:08:24 | More by TheSeeker61
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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- light copper color with a nice colored head.
S- Hoppy, A nice sweet flavor is also present
T- Hops and a pine note. Some fruit or citrus
M- Foamy mouthful. subtle hop taste lingers
O- Made with American hops, Was brought back from Ashville, Glad it found me.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 22:20:29 | More by patpbr
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 07.25.12.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden-copper body with a moderate-sized, white head. Not too much lacing going on here.

Smell: Pale, bready malts but not overly effusive; fairly subtle, then, the citrusy, leafy, grassy hops with its implied bitterness.

Taste: Pale malts, touch of brioche, with a low, low caramel quality. Large amounts of citrus, heavy on the grassiness, light on the resins. Moderate bitterness. Growing, raw grassiness on the back half carrying the bitterness through to the smooth, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A scant bit oily, but also a bit creamy.

Overall: Good if you like'm grassy.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 00:14:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - reddish golden color, decent carbonation for an IPA

S - Some tropical citrus smell

T - Some pineapple and bready . Hops are noticeable through out.

M - Medium body and light carbonation but appropriate for style.

D - I love hops but this beer doesn't work for me. It is not a bad beer by any means. There just needs to be some adjustments on the malt hop balance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 16:15:11 | More by jtd1969
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