Sisters Of The Moon | Mother Earth Brewing

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Sisters Of The MoonSisters Of The Moon

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atsprings on 11-08-2009

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a DFH tulip/pint glass. 2/15/13 bottling date

pours a rich copper color with an inch thick white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, not too overpowering. Good smell. Taste - nice hops up front with a good amount of bitterness. Malt backbone is kind of "off." Balancing isnt quite right. But this is definitely not a boring beer, they tried to give it a good flavor and uniqueness and didnt play it safe. I detect some mango and pear flavors which is different for an IPA. Good drinkability, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is a just a bit too bitter and the flavor is a tad offputting, but its a fairly good east coast IPA. I always say that west coast IPAs are just leaps and bounds ahead of east coast versions and this is no exception. But for an east coast IPA this one is not bad.

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Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi transparent dark amber with a bright white foamy head.

The smell is citrus and biscuit, fairly weak though.

The taste is bitter, citrus, juicy hops. There is some malt sweetness on the finish. Actually tastes pretty good.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a decent but not great ipa, would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of Mojo
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Tulip Glass

This beer pours up a hazy light gold with a small 1/2 finger head, poor retention, and lots of elaborate lacing. Nose is mostly pine and citrus. Taste is very hop forward and very bitter which is exactly what I think they were going for. Mouthfeel is full (but not thick) and satisfying. Much recommended!!!!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Kromes
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A hazy, unfiltered orange color with a thick off-white head that laces the sides of the glass.

Toasted biscuit malt with a very tame citrus hop aroma.

Flavor is much different than the aroma. The biscuit malts really let the hop come through. The hop is mostly earthy/grassy and herbal with a lingering grassy hop in the finish. There are some fruity (grape, peach) notes to the beer also. Finishes rather clean with a slight bitter bite.

Very smooth and silky feel to this beer. Medium bodied and perfectly carbonated.

Very drinkable IPA given the high ABV%.

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Photo of brewdude1982
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this from a cask from Mother Earth Bewing in Kinston NC. I have had it both a bottle and on draft but this review is from cask.

The color was a yellow with a slight opaqueness to it. The smell is hoppy and it had a better taste than in the other formats. I would love to know what hops they used for this beer. My best guess would be cascade or perhaps Columbus. That is speculation of course. Upfront you taste the malts and then the hops kick in. The body is on the lower side but this could be a great session beer and would hit the spot on a hot North Carolina summer on ice in a cooler at a baseball game or at a boat dock.

I would recommend to anyone who is in or near the Kinston area.

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Photo of nUgZ
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 finger head with nice lacing.

S: The smell isn't as strong as I had hoped. I'm actually getting more malts than hops.

T: The taste follows the smell. It's a mix of malt and hops, but I'm getting more malt. It's somewhat balanced, but not on the side that I would prefer.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Not a bad beer, but definitely not what I look for in an IPA. If you like your IPA's on the malt heavy side then this is for you.

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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TheSeeker61
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a half inch head which quickly dissapated. It's an opaque orange in color. The smell is malts, hops. The tongue is a nice hoppy, grapefruit, malt mix with a dry finish.. Taste is very balanced with hops and malts. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this IPA and it's safe to say this one will be explored again and again.

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Photo of patpbr
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- light copper color with a nice colored head.
S- Hoppy, A nice sweet flavor is also present
T- Hops and a pine note. Some fruit or citrus
M- Foamy mouthful. subtle hop taste lingers
O- Made with American hops, Was brought back from Ashville, Glad it found me.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jtd1969
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - reddish golden color, decent carbonation for an IPA

S - Some tropical citrus smell

T - Some pineapple and bready . Hops are noticeable through out.

M - Medium body and light carbonation but appropriate for style.

D - I love hops but this beer doesn't work for me. It is not a bad beer by any means. There just needs to be some adjustments on the malt hop balance.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of soulfly1492
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Sweet malt and mildly bitter citrus hops. Malt is mostly pale, maybe a small dose of crystal. Orange, grapefruit, very faint worty malt aroma.

Appearance: Pale orange. Lots of haze. Investigating closer shows a lot of smaller particles in suspension. Nothing stuck to the bottom of the bottle. Head is clean white and small in height. Good retention and moderate lacing.

Flavor: Nice. Instantly more complex than I expected. The orange and grapefuit blossoms into black pepper spice and light pale malt. Mild alcohol at the aftertaste. Mild apricot, darker fruit than the average IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light bosy. Beautifully smooth and slick. Feels a bit hot in the throat. Finishes barely dry, which is nice and surprising considering the hops. Carbonation is sharp yet mild.

Overall: Pleasantly surprised. Full of a variety of flavors. Bold hope, clean sweet malt, and a decent amount of pepper spice.

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Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TheHopMonster
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a vibrant orange and formed a fluffy white head that lasted for quite awhile.

Aroma of fresh grassy hops are dominate with slight aromas of earth, orange, lemon, and pine.

Great hoppiness throughout with a fresh bitterness that doesn't overwhelm but doesn't leave you hanging. Drinkable without being too drinkable leaving you with just enough dryness to leave you satisfied.

Awesome IPA and I can't emphasize enough how fresh this beer smelled and tasted.

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Photo of jifigz
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to Commis for hooking me up with this NC brew in a trade.

The appearance is a pretty typical IPA orange-ish color. The head was small and pure white with great lacing as it receded. The aroma is slight with hints of citrus fruits and flowers. The flavor is very light for an American IPA, but yet still very satisfying. There are are the typical citrus flavors present with a little bit of a smartie (the candy) like flavor. The MF is very typical of the style.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable IPA, but nothing truly exquisite. A good beer.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

reviewed on 6.19.12. from notes. 12 oz bottle, bottled on 5.7.12.

A: a very hazed, opaque reddish blond body. slightly off-white head is very frothy and leaves thick tufts along the side of the glass. good retention.

S: fruit and cereal on the nose. fruity pebbles? melon, papaya, juniper berries. some sort of soft herbal sweetness i cant exactly put my finger on....

T: starts sweet and fruity, very similar to the nose. a single bitter note throughout. a little bit of hop astringency towards the finish leaves the palate a bit more unsatisfactory.

M: lower carbonation makes for an almost "nitro"-like carb. medium body.

D: not a bad IPA, but that unwanted lingering hop astringency is a bit of a turn-off. otherwise, super solid nose makes this pretty inviting.

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Photo of busterwhite
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/orange with a finger and a half head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smells of citrus and a little floral aroma.

Citrus and tropical fruit on the front end with a nice malt balance in the middle. Finishes well with a nice grapefruit aftertaste. Bitterness lingers a little but is not over the top.

Mouthfeel is solid, medium with good carbonation.

A really nice, easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of Cresant
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served this 12 oz brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. Bottled on: 012712 (consumed mid April). Review from notes. The body was a hazy apricot color. The white head was modest and left freckles of lace and a ring on the surface.

The smell was earthy. Tropical fruits and later wet hay.

The taste was a sharp citrus with light sweetness. There were enough malts to carry the bitterness. Solid construction and very easy to drink. This one exceeded expectations.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and modest but enough carbonation. I would buy this often if it were available to me.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Thanks to my buddy Trask for this brew

A-yellow orange in color with a finger head that is about an average frothiness. The lacing does stick to my pint though.

S-a sweet hop aroma mixed with some hints of pine. I get some sort of orange maybe tangerine. light biscuity malt as well.

F- A dry tangerine flavor with a sopy pine finish.

M-dry fruity and piney

0- this is a decent IPA. I could drink a few of these. It was a nice IPA for relaxing with.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle dated 12/14/11.

Pours hazy copper with an inch-plus head of white. Plenty of tattered lacing and a solid skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics are a blend of biscuity malt and a hint of pine. Hops are quite subdued for an IPA.

Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Plump and husky malt lead off the palate with some pine bark following through. A decent amount of bitterness but hop flavors are muted.

Finishes with sweet malt, lingering bitterness, and pine bark.

This beer needs more hops in the nose and on the palate. The malt base is also hinting at some wet cardboard already.

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Photo of fastrodney
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a loose bottle from Whole Foods in Raleigh. Poured into a Sam glass on a hot Sunday afternoon.

A: Somewhere between straw and a copper. Thin, lacey head.

S: Smell is sweet with only a suggestion of any hop content. Didn't expect that from an IPA. Sneak attack?

T: Well-balanced, tasty IPA, although pretty light on hops for what people consider an IPA in these heady days.

M: Thin, but not overly so. Just thick enough to give it a nice body.

O: Not a bad beer at all. It doesn't exist solely to showcase its hops like many IPAs, but instead comes off as a well-balanced beer for a lazy Sunday afternoon that exists in that spectrum of IPAs that aren't too far removed from their Pale Ale and APA brethren.

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Sisters Of The Moon from Mother Earth Brewing
3.69 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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