Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
You’ve made a discovery--a well-hopped IPA inspired by the revolutionaries of Cincinnati’s 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 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 ain’t super interesting, it is undeniably solid. I’d 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 (577) - 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 IPA’s 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 (13330) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
not balanced. Light malt. Light color. Hops are not up to an ipa. Needs refinement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (810) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2010
From a six pack of twelve ounce bottles purchased at "Keller’s IGA" - Okee-dokee, this is a good copy of Mid-California hops heavy IPA, but there’s no shame in that... I just wish my friend Greg Hardman (the capo de capo of Moerlein) would’ve been a bit more individualistic with this brew. Still, it’s tasty enough... but it’s no O.T.R.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9296) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2010
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Draft at The Lager House. Pours a clear gold with a white head that leaves a lot of lace spots. Aroma of leafy and grassy and citrusy hops, pale and caramel malts, sweat, and straw. Flavor of grapefruit and lemon citrus, grass, florals, and sweet malts. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter mouthfeel. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matthewjk (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
About $8 / sixer - Northern Liberties is not a bad IPA, but doesn’t have the smoothness and polish of a top-notch IPA. Quite hoppy, as advertised, but a bit acerbic and medicinal on the tongue. Straight forward brew that is not bad.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7 

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50