Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing
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3.6/5 rDev -1.4%
Appearance: Pours a clear goldenrod color; the head is massive, leaving a nice curtain of lacing behind
Smell: Rather unusual, with sugary cantaloupe and mango elements
Taste: Biscuity, up front, with the cantaloupe and mango flavors adding to the sugary flavors by mid-palate; the hops add a bit of resinous character in the back end; at first, the hop presence is rather subtle, but the bitterness builds on the tongue as the bottle is consumed
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Quite different and going for the subtle hop balance with some unusual other flavors (the cantaloupe and mango, for instance) rather than the aggressive hop dominance of so many IPAs
08-18-2012 20:37:56 | More by brentk56
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
3.25/5 rDev -11%
Thanks for sharing, Bobby.
A: The pour is a lightly hazed golden-amber color color with a tall off-white head.
S: Sort of a bland aroma. There is some grass, a light floral note, and minimal citrus peel notes. There is a fair amount of sweet malt and bread to it, and just a very light grapefruit. Strangely, a touch of celery.
T: Light pine is there first with the strange celery flavor following. A bit of citrus peel along with sweet malt and bread. A little bit of additional sweetness in the form of toffee. There is just a mild bitterness.
M: Medium in body body and carbonation.
O: Just a mediocre IPA. Not very good hop character to it.
09-09-2011 04:58:52 | More by womencantsail
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
09-10-2012 00:14:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
03-24-2010 21:23:04 | More by oberon
3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
01-22-2014 02:16:33 | More by RblWthACoz
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
09-20-2010 16:54:59 | More by Kegatron
3.01/5 rDev -17.5%
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.
06-04-2013 03:21:04 | More by mactrail
4.2/5 rDev +15.1%
Got a chance to try this beer while on vacation in the Outer Banks, NC. A nice solid IPA, with more sweetness than is typical of the style. Remains well balanced with a great, sticky hop aroma and taste but still has the malt backbone to even it all out. Probably would have been even more enjoyable not being had on a beach. Not available in my city, but would try it again for sure if given the chance.
08-26-2012 22:23:41 | More by oriolesfan4
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
06-26-2010 01:51:23 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
12oz bottle into a tulip. The brew appears a golden orange that is hazed with a yellowish stained frothy finger. The cap retains with strong creamy and silky appearance that fades leaving thick patchy lace sticking to the glass.
The aroma is tropical, fruit and rind elements mix with citrus. Some caramel grain and a little cheesy aspect with grass and herbs coming out as it warms.
The taste is herbal with fruity rind, cheese and toasty grain. Grassy notes come out with slight sweetness of caramel/toffee. It gets pithy into the aftertafte with more focus on the bitterness.
This is medium body, modestly carbonated brew. A nice interpretaion that is easy drinking. Worth checking out.
08-02-2012 16:08:23 | More by stakem
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
08-25-2010 02:04:27 | More by akorsak
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
01-12-2013 18:30:06 | More by dbrauneis
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
Thanks to ThorsHammer for this extra.
Poured into a pint glass.
Pours 1 finger of beige head. Good head retention with a lot of sticky lace. Color is a slight hazed copper orange.
Aroma: Dry hop flavor with some musky grassy hops. Sharp grapefruit notes. Bready malts and floral notes.
Taste: Lots of grassy musky hops, grapefruit citrus blend, bready malts, toffee. Not my type of ipa since it seems to be so musky.
Mouthfeel: bitter with a big herbal bite to it. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends weedy and sticky.
Overall, this ipa was just not my thing. It was too weedy and musky. I wouldn't want to have another one, but I am still glad I got to try it.
01-04-2010 02:34:07 | More by mothman
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
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
11-10-2012 02:18:45 | More by plaid75
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
10-07-2011 21:29:43 | More by tdm168
4.22/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
05-10-2011 00:08:44 | More by mdaschaf
Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.