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Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 11-08-2009)
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Photo of jenray


3/5  rDev -18%

11-28-2011 04:43:37 | More by jenray
Photo of JimKal

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-20-2011 21:51:25 | More by JimKal
Photo of bacher468


3/5  rDev -18%

11-19-2011 13:24:43 | More by bacher468
Photo of nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-18-2011 03:20:06 | More by nmann08
Photo of oline73


4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-16-2011 03:33:04 | More by oline73
Photo of danwho


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-15-2011 22:24:09 | More by danwho
Photo of twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-15-2011 18:31:36 | More by twowheelssoar
Photo of NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 16:29:19 | More by NCbeerpirate
Photo of hyuga

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 06:46:21 | More by hyuga
Photo of cavedave

New York

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ewright for this North Carolina treat.

A cloudy, dark amber pour is topped by a long lasting two fingers of off white lather. Wallpaper-like lace holds the inner glass.

Mild aroma of light caramel sweet and soft citrus with hints of tart yeast and floral.

Interesting flavor, rounded yeast and toffee start it off, some biscuity sweet joins in, and some dank hops light up the sip. As it warms pine notes begin to show themselves, some citrus pith, righteous bittering, but all pretty kicked back. Nice taste, balanced well, different, nice semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel is good for style, med. carb. but not overly carbonic tasting, viscous and coating though could be a touch cleaner, nice finish though one not to be confused with the best in style.

A solid beer from Mother Earth, refreshing and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 21:18:08 | More by cavedave
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange color with little to no head. There is some nice sticky lacing left behind.

S - Earthy hops, with some citrus rinds & sweet malt.

T - Piney & bitterness from the hops, caramel malts & citrus rinds.

M - Medium body & good carbination, somewhat of a dry finish.

O - Very good beer overall

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 03:01:51 | More by keytown
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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Slightly hazy bright orange with golden highlights. Nice finger tall white head is sticky, laces well.

S: Resiny, earthy hops and sweet malt blend well in the nose. Simple, straightforward.

T: Bitter and earthy front, with a spicey quality to the hops. A Rich malt backbone is there, but not as balanced as the nose. A course finish.

M: Well carbonated, with a fullness to the mouth in the medium body. Bitterness from the hops lasts well into the dry finish.

D: A good, basic IPA. No huge differentiation, just a reliable performance of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 15:52:52 | More by ncfranklin
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange color with hints of tan. Slight haze, but no sediment. 1/4 to 1/2" of off-white head.

S: Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and citrus zest. Marzipan and marmalade malt scents as well.

T: Very citrus-forward, sessionable and balanced IPA. No terribly strong flavors dominate. Orange, lemon, and marmalade. Iced tea, hints of pine, and other bitter herbal flavors in the mid-to-after taste, especially after the first few sips are down.

M: Medium bodied beer with ample carbonation and good viscosity. Nothing out of the ordinary here, other than its slightly above-average density.

O: This grew on me over time. It started out tasting a bit too sweet and simple, as a citrus-forward IPA, but the more I had, the more complexity I discovered. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 00:29:20 | More by jnn4v
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 21:29:43 | More by tdm168
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South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 01:38:44 | More by chinchill
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 04:58:52 | More by womencantsail
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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A craft brewery in Kinston? If ya aint been there ya don"t know what I'm talkin about. Good enough, let the salvation of Kinston begin with beer!

Anyway, I noticed a lot of people reviewing these beers say they are having 4+ month old bottles. I just bought mine today...65 miles from the brewery with a bottle age of 25 days.

Nice clear deep golden color with a dense three finger creamy/rocky off-white head.

Faint aromas of earthy hops, quite east coast indeed. A little whiff of sweet malt.

Initial flavor is yin-yang minty earthy hops and sweet malt, with more malt on the mid-palette, and finishing with more malt sweetness beneath a bitter herbal/minty hops.

nice smooth medium body. Remember I'm drinking a less than one month old bottle - even though this would be better received as a pale ale (though I doubt the score would change) I think it is a decent (if not an exciting west coast style) IPA. It is well-made and displays the skill of the brewer/ owners.

Regardless, I would prefer it to be a tad dryer, and sport some more flavor and aroma hops, but as it stands it is worthwhile, tasty (not from a hop-head standpoint though) and does no shame to eastern Carolina one single tiny bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 21:56:11 | More by dedrinker
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like faint grapefruit and honey, but mostly bread and light caramel.
T: It tasted like a bit of citrus and honey up front, then bread, then tons of resin bitterness. It had a strong bitter aftertaste that was fairly harsh.
M: It was watery with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was not the best IPA. The scent and taste weren't very flavorful, and the body wasn't great, and the finish was bitter just for the sake of bitterness. So it wasn't very easy to drink or enjoy. 2 months old when I reviewed, so I don't think freshness was an issue, unless it's a very fickle IPA. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 01:03:18 | More by Pencible
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Had little to no head but the color of this beer is a beautiful hazy copper/orange. Beer has minimal lacing. Smells citrusy with a hint of pine definately sweet though. Taste is exactly that of smell sweet with citrus fruit notes and the hint of pine. Carbonation gives a lasting tingling sensation. Overall I liked the beer but seemed like a standard IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 23:14:58 | More by eggodoom
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3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle, clearly printed "bottled on" dating

A - Pale copper, clear, nice white head that has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Floral and pine hops, backed up by thick malts, mostly caramel and dark fruits. Malts are a bit too strong for what I like in an IPA.

M - Full body, medium carbonation. The full body really didn't work for me, but was still nice and creamy across the palate, but had a dose of lingering sweetness through the finish, and not bitterness.

O - Strong, sweet, dark fruit malt flavors just overpower the hops too much. I don't see myself buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 01:49:25 | More by garuda
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3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a generic tulip. Bottle date is 3/8/11. Medium off-white head. Some clear, oily lacing. Aroma is dominated by earthy hops and a lot of malt sweetness, quite sugary smelling. Taste is mildly bitter and the malt seems to be coming to the forefront prematurely. The beer is not too old but has a bit of taste like it is a bit past its prime. Surprising at just over 4 months old. Tasty however, just not in an American ipa kinda way.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 03:16:39 | More by KickbacksSteve
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4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 00:48:36 | More by smakawhat
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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on a trip to the Outer Banks back on 5/7/11. Review is from my notes:

A: Pours a light copper color w/nice white frothy head. Foam really sticks to the glass which indicates good hop additions.

S: Surprisingly, hop aroma is largely subdued. Aroma of berry-like fruit (i.e. strawberries). Seems like noble hops are used, but label says strictly American hops are used...strange. Wish this had better hop aromatics.

T: Nice evenly bodied between bitterness and malt sweetness. Good malt background.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O: Nicely drinkable beer that would standout more with larger hop aromatics & flavor. Needs some improvement.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 19:05:25 | More by jwhancher
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2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy orange color in appearance, a thin head that sticks around for a little while but not a super long time.

Smells reasonably bitter, a little malty, nothing very interesting.

First impression in the mouth is just a plain, rather boring hoppy bitterness. A little sticky pine, but no real citrus or floral notes. The initial bitterness fades pretty quickly into a pretty malty flavor profile, some flavor that tastes almost like raisins. The aftertaste returns to unremarkable bitterness. As the beer warms a bit the malty flavors become more dominant and more unpleasant in a chewy cardboard kind of way. This beer is as malty as it is hoppy, and neither the hops nor the malt are particularly complex or appealing.

Decent carbonation, but the mouthfeel is a little weird in that there's an initial fizz of carbonation alongside the initial hop bitterness, but as the hops fade into malts the fizz also fades into a kindof flat nothingness.

Not a great beer. Drinkable, but not something I'd choose to drink again if I had other options. Honestly, I would have thought it was just an old bottle, as some of the symptoms of faded IPA are there, but I drank this beer about a week after the store got the shipment of it, and it's a reputable store that wouldn't be putting super old beer on the shelf.


Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 18:06:26 | More by AlexFields
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North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle to a pint glass. Earthy east coast IPA (that's not such a good thing) with well defined malt backbone and long bitter finish. Decent mid-paced IPA at home with most pub grub, or by itself. Not going to knock your socks off, but an okay quaffer if you can't find anything else. Not sure what all the buzz is about with this particular brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 20:47:20 | More by BeerBeatnik
Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.