Brewery- Christian Moerlein
Beer- Northern Liberties
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.
This is one of those beers that is easy to overlook. It’s not flashy, it’s not a big DIPA or some rare hopped beast of a pale ale… it’s an IPA. It’s easy drinking, but full of reasons that you should pick it up off the shelf when you’re looking to stock your fridge with a great IPA.
The aromas of this are full of orange citrus and fresh clean bread hiding behind it. When you dig into your first sip, you’re blessed with a bright burst of the hoppy citrus and some danky pine sitting behind it. It’s almost as if this IPA is holding back, waiting to burst forth with some big massive flavor. I mean that in the best way possible if you can understand what I mean… There are times when you just want a solid IPA that doesn’t make you want to take a nap after throwing back a couple. This is that beer. Underrated member of the Moerlein portfolio and certainly one that I encourage you to seek out if you’re in the mood for it.