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Sisters Of The Moon - Mother Earth Brewing

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | 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 mdaschaf
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mdaschaf, May 10, 2011
Photo of Soonami
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mother Earth Brewing Sisters of the Moon is a solid American IPA. I got this in a mixed case from a friend that lives down in Eastern Carolina.

The beer was a nice pale color, which I like in IPAs, because it means that it won't be too sweet or have too much caramel malt. However I docked the beer some points because it was full of sediment, that made me keep about an ounce or so in the bottle. The aroma was a bit subdued, just a hint of of piney hops, but lots of toasty malt. The beer was similar to the aroma in taste, with a good crackery malt flavor without much hop presence, but the beer was well attenuated and had a nice creamy mouthful with good carbonation. The alcohol was definitely present, which tastes away from the mouthfeel score.

Soonami, May 02, 2011
Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a orange/amber color with a frothy white head. Some lacing occurs on this cloudy brew as well.

S - Some caramel hints with a hoppy bitter nose. Some nice malt notes in there as well.

T - A caramel, hoppy, carbonated bubble. Very faint citrus/fruit taste but not very much.

M - A solid dry finish to a somewhat light brew. A nice bite of hops on the aftertaste as well. Easy to drink.

O - Not a bad beer.

brstls4drmrs, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of travis224
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10. 10. Thanks to beerness for this one. Pours light amber with a frothy white head. Some hops and a lot of malt in the nose. The taste is similar with a hop bight and a lot of malt backbone. I don't know if this i s because it is about five months old or if this is normal. Either way I like the maltiness of this beer. You don't see this in a lot of American IPA's. This is not just a hop bomb but a really nicely balanced beer. Guess I'll have to try it fresh to get a real idea on how it should taste. But I'm loving it now!

travis224, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of atsprings
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

atsprings, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of branimal9
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tasting notes, consumed 6.20.2010...

Cloudy orange-gold in color. Aroma has a malty marmalade caramel-ness about it. Flavor holds toffee malt, with a hint of the hop bitterness it probably once had. Good, but I'd like to have had a fresher bottle.

branimal9, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Beejay
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks ewright!

A: Orange amber with some haze in there as well. White head with large bubbles on top.

S: Hops come out right away. Grassy and perhaps a bit of pineapple in here. Some caramel in here as well. Fine smelling brew.

T: Caramel sweetness, and fruity hops. There is a solid bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium body, carbonation works. There is definitely a bit of an resiny finish.

D: Tasty. Would drink this again. It would be brilliant on tap with some dry hops in there.

Beejay, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of Gilly1980
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light copper color with a slight haze. About 1/4" of white head that didn't last but with decent lacing.

S- Strong hop smell with an earthy or nutty aroma.

T- Very hoppy up front with a hint of citrus. Aftertaste is typical IPA, with hop tingle and bitter alcohol flavors.

M- Surprisingly light mouthfeel and the tingle in the back of the mouth is pleasant but not overpowering.

D- Very good IPA with a higher-than-average alcohol content. Quite pricey at $11 per six pack but well worth the price.

Gilly1980, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

cosmicevan, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of TheTippler
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours an amber color with a medium white heat.This is a great choice for an easy drinking IPA. Lots of citrusy hop aroma. Hops and bitterness are on the tounge. This IPA tastes very "fresh" despite the fact that I drank it being a few months old. I would love to try it right from the brewery.

TheTippler, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an unfiltered hazy yellow orange color with a thick white head and tons of lacing. Smells of piny hops, a little malt, and some citrus. Tastes of some lemon zest, earthy and piny hops, and a little malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium and has a decent carbonation. Drinkability is good.

TheKingofWichita, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of tharper
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap in Raleigh, NC

I had this beer originally at the brewery opening in Kinston, NC.

This presentation wasn't as good. The brewery opening sample was highly aromatic and almost resinous in mouth feel and taste. This offering was a bit less stellar in presentation and flavor.

A - unfiltered, low brilliance, orange hue with 1" head that fell within 2 minutes of serving to 1/4 ".

S - NW american hops with slight malty backbone

T - middle of the road bitterness and malt balance ibu <> 60 ibu

M - slightly resinous with medium carbonation for the style

D -could easily drink 5 of these.

I understand that the brewery is focused on the organic nature of the offering. With that in mind, this is a great east coat IPA, especially since it originates from the home of eastern NC BBQ.

I recommend that you try it at least once. Chopped BBQ from Kings maybe . . .

tharper, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of elniko
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Stella glass.

A: Fairly light amber coloring for IPA, head minimal but lacing nice. Not greatest looking IPA.

S: Clean hop notes coming from nose, nothing overwhelming but solid.

T & M: Nicely balanced, almost a little too much so for an American IPA. I would have liked just a little more hop notes in the taste. Medium bodied, carbonation slightly apparent in the mouthfeel.

D: Drinkable but overall a fairly average IPA.

elniko, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of ThirstyBird
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you good sir - jwale73 for making this bottle available for my drinking pleasure!

Appears a light hazy honey color. a cream colored head quickly falls down the glass to a skim layer with plenty of lacing. The smell is grapefruit, tropical fruit - rather delicate. The taste begins with the delicate flavors described in the nose then follows up with a sweet malt backbone and slight bitterness ending with a dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light/medium very nice carbonation active & smooth. Quite drinkable this brew - if the bitter aftertaste wasn't as lingering it would really be something.

ThirstyBird, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BucketBoy for the opportunity to try this one. 12oz. bottle served in a standard pint glass. Bottled 08 10 indicated on the label. Pours a semi-hazy orange-gold with a loose, quarter inch bright white head that quickly disperses towards the edges, leaving a frothy band around the perimeter and a consistent slick across the surface. Some delicate swaths of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose reveals some sweet citrus and a slightly resinous bitterness that follows. Taste expresses an initial light malty quality, followed by citrus and a lingering hops bitterness with a slightly piny character that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with an assertive, palate-cleansing carbonation and some citrus astringency. There's also an initial slickness at the start of each quaff. A very nice IPA - good balance that is slightly shifted more towards the bitter side of the style, but I really enjoyed it. I would make this a go to IPA if it was a local offering.

Jwale73, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of CHickman
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange in color with a creamy off white head that leaves great rings of lacing.

Smells of floral hops, flowers, piney hops, caramel, sweet malt, grapefruit, wheat, grass and faint lemon; pretty nice nose overall.

Tastes really hoppy, with floral hops, flowers, piney hops, caramel, sweet malt, citrus hops, grapefruit, wheat, grass, lemon and light spices like pepper or cinnamon; a really tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a light body and little to no carbonation. Really good beer that shows no signs of the alcohol as it slides down.

CHickman, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ewright for this bottle.

Poured in to a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Hazy yellow colour with a slight orange glow and a half finger of bubbly white head.

S - Bitter hops with a juicy citrus nose and some floral notes that are not quite as pronounced. The hops are balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone.

T - Definitely a hop forward IPA. The bitter hops are present up front and dominate the palate through to the finish. The sweetness from the malts is very subdued by the bitterness that dominates but is still present. The hops offer some light citrus notes but are predominantly piney and earthy.

M - Light to medium body, moderately carbonated.

D - This was an enjoyable beer but not one I would seek out again in a trade. Glad I tried it though.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of jpro
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Picked up a few of these at Sam's in Durham. Poured from the bottle into dimpled mug...

A: Bright orange, with a two-finger white head that dies down fast, but maintains a thin layer of foam; decent lacing.

S: I'm not getting a lot here... Some light caramel and bready malts; not much hop aroma - maybe some orange peel, but not much. Not indicative of your typical American IPA.

T: Malts up front... mainly bread crust and some sweetness, followed by a pretty crucial hop bite. Not the most enjoyable one, though - not really crisp - just a sharp, lingering bitterness that has no real character (no grapefruit peel / herby-ness / grass... although there is some earthiness and a little zest going on).

M: Medium-bodied and creamy; high carbonation; mouthfeel is this beer's strongest attribute, in my opinion.

D: More of an English IPA than an American IPA, but either way not very impressive. I was hoping for more from this new NC brewery.

jpro, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of JayQue
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good beer. Seems more like an English IPA than an American with a healthy malt balance and less than head shrinking hoppiness, but a good refreshing IPA in any case.

Pours a dull gold with a nice sized white head and good retention and lacing.

Aroma is earthy, grassy hops...fairly mild but pleasant. Taste is nice and robust but bready malts appear first and the hoppiness is mostly in the finish. This is a tasty beer and very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is right for an IPA but since I am a hophead, I look for more crispness and hoppiness on the tongue. Absolutely no alcohol bite.

Drinkability is good. I could drink a few of these. Goes down real easy. This is my fourth Mother Earth beer...all good

JayQue, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Kegatron, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of bonkers
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

bonkers, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Textbook in both appeareance and aroma as a citric hop smell with some caramel malt sweetness rises from a clearish gold body with 2-finger head that dies slow and leaves a lace ring. It goes by the book still when it comes to the actual beer as a light to medium body passes over the tongue w/ a nice sweet touch that underlie a citric hop base that is prickly but not overpowering. Hops are pleasantly powerful but not overdone and the balance is a treat and the beer finishes with a dry edge. Standard American IPA with present sweet malt taste with not too overbearing hops and a great summer beer.

clayrock81, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of righthereisay
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased at Harrika's brew haus in Swansboro, NC. I enjoyed Mother Earth's Dark Cloud. Indian Pale Ales are not my thing but I thought I would give it a shot.

I was somewhat surprised. It is a very orange looking beer, but the taste is not orange. Maybe grassy, some carmel maybe, as someone else said, maybe bread,... not really sure what it is.

Not too bitter, but just enough for someone who doesn't like IPA's. I didn't really enjoy the aftertaste though.

Not much body, not too tastey, but this is coming from someone who is not a big fan of IPA's...

righthereisay, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

akorsak, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of chaz410
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle at the common market in Charlotte NC.
Pours a light amber body with a nice white head that lasts a good while.
Smells very dry and piney. Some caramel malts and some roasted barley shine through the dry hops.
Very dry and slightly citric taste and piney dry finish. NOt a whole lot other than the dryness.
Even though it's very dry, it's very drinkable and fairly smooth

chaz410, Aug 21, 2010
Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.