Northern Liberties IPA | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Northern Liberties IPANorthern Liberties IPA

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerman207 on 05-14-2010

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Photo of ltjska04
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at Maifest in Covington, KY. It was poured with a large fluffy/thick head that stuck around for a while. The beer is a clear copper color and looks inviting. The smell is a bit underwhelming for an IPA. Not too much hop aroma, but if Moerlein's pale ale is any indication this will be a more malt-forward IPA than most. Yep, it is. The hop bitterness is there upon the first few sips but that fades away to the sweet malt base. Like their OTR the malt shines through more than the hops. This is more like a pale ale while OTR is more like an amber or something else. That's not to say the taste is bad... it is very fresh and flavorful while begging for another drink. I finished the pint pretty quickly and could see myself drinking this all night. Overall it's a pretty good beer but if you like a lot of hops from your IPA you may want to look elsewhere.

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Photo of thebeerdoctor
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lively copper coloured pour, with a somewhat hoppy aroma in the nose. Meringue-like foam develops as the head settles.
This is a good presentation. Tangy hops on the palate combined with substantial malt support , make this not an excessively bitter ale. I would say it favors better than Left Hand's 400 pound monkey, in that it is more focused on freshness, and of course, balance.
Very drinkable and worth seeking out.

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Photo of beerman207
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this at Party Town in Florence, KY. Saw it was recently announced and was pretty pumped to find it being a fan of Moerlein.

A: Very good - copper, clear, pours a huge head in the glass, leaving amazing lacing and just looks amazing for an IPA

S: Unfortunately, this part is a let down for me. Can't say that I can detect much more than some faint citrus and some malt. Towards the end of the beer,I begin to get a lot more maltiness and some sweetness coming through.

T: Taste is citrus, malt, some lemon zest maybe? Really crisp, great bite at the finish and overall just tasty.

M: Good mouthfeel - nothing too crazy just the right amount of carbonation.

D: I could drink these all night. Wish the nose was better but if I had my choice, I'd just pop the cap, throw it in a cozy and sip away all day mowing the grass or hanging outside sans glass. The price point for a single was about $1.60 which is also very reasonable for this brew.

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Northern Liberties IPA from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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