jcwattsrugger (12608) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12oz bottle-pours gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is sweet pine/floral, some light malt. Taste is sweet pine/floral hop bite, 2nd light/medium malt. Semi-drying finish. NCBeerBoy (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Went to WBF yesterday and had this new brewery’s IIPA Sister’s of the Moon. I have to say I was blown away with how good it is. The 2 girls pouring were not bad either. After tasting all of the NC breweries IPA’s I have to say this was my favorite. dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Such a drinkable IPA! There is all the hops you need and a nice balance with the malts too. The hops bitterness is occasionally a little metalic, but mostly its just a firm earthiness. Fairly clean taste. GRainwater (11) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Light, bright ipa with a wonderful head. Right balance of flavorful malt and citrus fruity hops.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Purchased at Winslow’s Tavern, Greenville, NC
The best brew of Mother Earth’s regulars.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Bottle. Woo hoo!! I’ve finally found a truly great IPA being bottled in NC. Why did it take so long for someone to make this?? Juicy nose of fresh cut grass, excellent sticky bitterness upfront with a bit of a peppery finish. This one’s right up there with the best (non-double) IPAs available. Is it perfect? Eh...not quite...the finish lingers with a bit too much abrasion than I’d like, but it’s still wonderful stuff that I’ll keep in my fridge as often as I can afford. All I ask, Mother Earth, is you drop the price. This bitter sweet nectar ain’t cheap. (Rerating to note that a newer bottling doesn’t have quite the abrasive finish, though still not perfect, and the price has dropped. Well played, sir.) merchant77 (9) - Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2011 does not count
Very drinkable IPA. Medium bitterness, very clean. and crisp. Enjoyed this beer a great deal. zizzybalubba (1900) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2009
On tap at Winslow’s in Greenville, NC. Truthfully I really wanted to like this beer but did not expect to. I must admit I was pleasantly shocked; it’s a really good IPA. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Powerful citrus and piney hop aroma. Bitter floral hop flavor. Lingering bitter hoppiness on the palate. This is really a very good IPA. I hope this brewery does well with this one. Heathen (1501) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
THOUGHTS: Nice. Very well balanced. Nice and intense transition from sweet to bitter. Became a little too sweet part of the way into it, but still enjoyable. It was sort of like the flavor profile of a Double IPA in the body and ABV of a regular IPA.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light, orange with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma wasn’t bad, but it was very weak. There was very light caramel; moderate, pine and citrus hops, but mostly orange hops; along with slight honey. There was also some apricot with first poured. The initial flavor was sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was heavily to almost harshly sweet and rather to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was marmalade, sugar water, caramel malt, grapefruit hops, orange hops, other citrus hops, a little pine hops, apricot, ever so slight cream (in an orange creamsicle sort of way) and a tiny bit of toast, too. The medium body was slightly syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish. GreenRoom1 (3) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2017 does not count
Tasted at On the Square in Tarboro. Yum. 10/12/17
Smooth. Not as hoppy as Northern California beers. Very tasty and well worth a try.
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