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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Youíve made a discovery--a well-hopped IPA inspired by the revolutionaries of Cincinnatiís Northern Liberties. North of Liberty St. and beyond the reach of municipal law, the area was known for tolerance of beliefs and behaviors, which were shunned in Cincinnati proper prior to 1849. Moerlein Northern Liberties draws inspiration from these free-spirits with this hoppy, well-balanced, copper IPA in pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep golden amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma is mostly piney hops, a bit reminiscent of sierra nevada pale, just a touch softer and a bit sweeter with some caramel and biscuit notes. Flavor starts with some quick piney bitterness, but picks up some sweeter bready notes and a touch of citric. Finishes bitter and aggressive, leaving a sharp biting note on the tongue. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Must be a fresh bottle, because itís not off at all. Again, like a weaker Sierra Nevada, very sessionable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2010
It has a piny aroma, very nice. Also a floral hoppy smell to it. A nice darker/medium amber color. It has great drinkablitiy, nice going down. Very bitter after taste. A good bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle shared by someone at the September 2010 Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was had a slight pine note with sweet bread and cereal. The pine came out more in the flavor with sweet bread and cereal backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5902) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a quiet true amber color with a quick uprising of foam that then dwindles away. Thereís a light malty aroma with a hint of spruce. This drinks with a decent woody hoppiness and a balanced backdrop. So far the better Moerlein option among the sampler pack I bought. (#3969, 8/22/2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle. Very slightly hazy copper with nice eggshell head and descent lace. Solid aroma of caramel and bready malt with a nice earthy hoppiness to compliment. Very balanced. The flavor is similar, but with more hop quality--resinous on the end, leading to a dry finish. There is an almost fruity quality in the middle. Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Overall: though it ainít super interesting, it is undeniably solid. Iíd be interested to see if the hop quality is much different when sampled fresh on draft at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Light copper pour with a decent off white head. Basic hop and caramel malt aroma. Well balanced flavor, mildly bitter with a nice sweetbread finish. Medium body, not among the upper tier of IPAís but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours a clear golden body with a thin lasting white head. Heavy caramel into a fruit finish. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours bright golden with a well maintained wispy off-white head. Notes of light pine and hop resin, biscuit, toasted bread. medium bodied and lightly resinous with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Pours a light slightly hazy amber with a big off white head. Aroma is citrusy fruity hops. Flavor is grapefruit with a nice lasting bitterness and nice biscuity malt backbone. Not bad.

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