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Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

whartontallboy, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

zintori, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Casterbridge, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of ShanePB
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle received from woolyb in a recent BIF. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy golden-orange color with a creamy thick bubbly white head. Thin patchy cap with just a bit of lacing on the glass. Not the best looking IPA, but there's nothing really wrong with it.

S: Good citrus notes up-front, bitter orange oils, mango and some sweet caramel malt. Not too much else going on, it's not a blast of hops nor malt and seems a bit reserved. The citrus qualities are certainly there, not so much in the way of earthy hops though.

T: Caramel malts with a hint of sweetness is immediate, closely followed by some citrus hop flavors. Orange and lemon peels, oils and some floral elements. There's some odd flavor in the finish and linger that I can't quite place, but it's not good at all. Nothing disgusting but still.

M: Lower carbonation, medium-bodied and certainly lots of bubbles giving it a smooth feel. Dry and such an odd flavor in the linger.

Well this was okay. It's not my favorite American IPA but not my least favorite. Middle of the road to the back end, but if offered again I'd take it.

ShanePB, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +9.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of thain709
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deuane returned from North Carolina with this fresh bottle of IPA.

A - Poured a hazy, dull orange with some golden highlights...a one finger, white head formed...it fell to a full, but thin cap and left very nice lacing

S - I can't get much out of the aroma...piney hops, a dash of citrus, more caramel

T - The hops start things off...they come across with bitter piney flavors and sweet citrus notes...the bitterness overpowers the sweetness on the palate...it remains bitter until the finish where some caramel tries to come in and tame the bitterness...there is a sweet caramel finish with bitter hops pushing through

M - Medium bodied...soft carbonation, finishes bitter, then sweet, then bitter again

O - This was pretty fresh when I consumed it...there could have been more of a nose, but the flavors worked really well together...the finish was pleasant also

thain709, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

UNCCTDawg, Dec 06, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

jophish17, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mklinger, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

jenray, Nov 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JimKal, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

danwho, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

NCbeerpirate, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

hyuga, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of cavedave
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

cavedave, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of keytown
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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

keytown, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of ncfranklin
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

ncfranklin, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of jnn4v
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

jnn4v, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

tdm168, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

chinchill, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.25/5  rDev -11%
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.

womencantsail, Sep 09, 2011
Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.