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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2012
On tap at Moerlin Brewpub. Cloudy amber with a lace making off-white head. Aroma of floral and grassy hops and some caramel. Taste of floral and grassy hops as well with sweet malt, caramel and a moderate bitter finish.

3.3
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
This brew is a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Citrus, hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of fruit and sweet malt in the background. The finish is short and hoppy. Slightly above average overall.

3.4
jsquire (4425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at the lager house. Hazy orange color with a thin sticky off white head. Grassy hop nose. Flavor of bitter orange, grapefruit rind, and grass. Some bready malts but mostly hops. Not your usually pnw ipa, but still pretty tastey.

3.4
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2012
Clear, light yet bright orange color with pillowy white head. Herbaceous and floral hops with a slight basement feel on the nose. Bold palate that has a lingering bitter finish. Slight hints of minerality throughout the palate as well.

3.3
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
Somewhat mild for an IPA, I like this one. A good amber color with minimal head, it goes down very smooth.

3.5
edgallow (4165) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma is of pine and floral hops. Taste is bitter hops and a touch of sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured amber with an off-white head that left light lace. Aroma of citrus, caramel malts, and slight earthy. The flavor found citrus rind, and a background of earthiness and caramel. Medium body and mild bitterness.

3.3
rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours a bright medium amber with a good looking head and full lace. There is a little malt here, but really the taste is overwhelmingly piney hops. The hops arenít so strong that they ruin everything, but if you donít want hops, you donít want this. Near the finish there is an interesting buzz on the tongue from carbonation followed by bittering that lasts long after the finish. An interesting brew, one that Iíll sample again.

3.1
Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2012
35cl bottle - pours pale copper with rich off-white foam and OK lacing. Nose is pine. Aroma is caramel and forest greens. metallic aftertaste. Taste hints at sweetness but that bitters is dominating. Medium body and sticky texture. "northern liberties" what a bittersweet concept when one lives in Kentucky.

2.5
Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
12 ounce bottle
Maybe it was past its prime, maybe it is was a bad batch, or maybe the recipe is just flawed but this particular bottle was an example in how not to make an IPA. Uninteresting from start to finish its only saving grace were hints of the style from time to time. Otherwise thereís not much to say.

Aroma / Appearance - A fizzy white head and cloudy golden body werenít too far off the mark. However even just looking at the glass this beer seemed uninspired and mundane. Cactus, wet leaves, and soggy cornflakes seem to indicate that somewhere in the brewing process something went wrong unless thatís what they were aiming for.

Flavor / Palate - Graininess permeates the palate with a slightly unpleasant feel like unfiltered water and tea leaves. Rye bread tries to divert the attention from a wave of boring hops but fails. With less malt or more hops this might be salvageable. Right now however it is a beer with a major identity crisis.


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