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Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

450 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-25-2013)
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

12-26-2013 03:53:25 | More by ygtbsm94
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

12-17-2013 16:15:38 | More by sendbeer
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

05-24-2014 03:31:26 | More by MonkeyBread
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Filabee

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

05-01-2014 01:42:18 | More by Filabee
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jhhansen

California

2/5  rDev -42.5%

07-13-2014 01:44:03 | More by jhhansen
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.18/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Appearance is knocked out of the park! Great fluffy white foam with killer lacing. Brew is Crystal clear with lots of orange and red with light tints of yellow. Stellar.

Papery. Stale. No chili. Earthy and dirty. Where's the balls?

Awful. Stale, earthy, dry, bready, bland, way too subtle. Nice even (high) carbonation, lacking any bite or bitterness. Just and awkward finish with bland sweetness and overall blandness. Heat is high, but not in a spice sense of the word.

I expected way more form CCB and NB on this collab. This brew falls flat and shameful in my book. It went down my drain; it was kinda like a bad batch of Fat Tire that went experimental with out any QC over sight.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 00:03:57 | More by chugalug06
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a big meringue like white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is very subdued - some sweet malt and mild green pepper. Some perfumey notes come out as it warms.

The flavor is some sweet woody notes and some mild chile spice with a bitter spice finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very watery.

Overall, an OK mild chile beer. A bit watery.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 06:29:52 | More by Beaver13
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DerrickW

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

11-03-2013 15:54:53 | More by DerrickW
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ScottJWing

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-28-2013 01:35:19 | More by ScottJWing
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-19-2013 22:56:08 | More by khargro2
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Lovely85

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

01-16-2014 01:07:52 | More by Lovely85
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

04-15-2014 00:16:43 | More by beernads
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fredmugs

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

01-19-2014 19:43:16 | More by fredmugs
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assman79

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-25-2013 01:20:26 | More by assman79
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nickfl

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

01-16-2014 01:07:54 | More by nickfl
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.56/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a straw yellow with a finger of head. Smells of….nothing? Faint malt and hops, but very very light. Flavor follows suit. This reminds me of a low hop session ale with the slightest touch of earth up front from the peppers. No heat at all. Flavor washes out to almost nothing. Not really sure what the idea was here, but its unremarkable, unmemorable, and falls rather flat. Don’t bother looking for this.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 02:08:56 | More by taylor714914
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01001111

California

2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Traffic light amber.

S: That familiar New Belgium yeast spiciness with a dose of syrup sweetness.

T: A confusion of hops, residual sugars, and heatless chilies.

M: The hops pull the moisture out of the mouth, the sugars coat the tongue, and the small amount of capsaicin finds its way to the back of the throat.

O: What a disappointment. The Lips of Faith series is worth following despite there perhaps being more hits than misses. The familiar base is there but there's nothing interesting to wrap it in.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 05:24:39 | More by 01001111
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

First had: bottle from Whole Foods, Springfield, VA

Picked this bottle up while in town for a show, just out of curiosity. Frankly, I'd expect better from both breweries involved.

Pale amber pour, mostly clear, with a small white head; decent retention and some spotty lacing. Aroma was pretty muted, pils malts, some earthiness, not much else of note. Taste was blandsville all over, crackery pils malts, grain husks, maybe some distant, light, herbal/earthy hops; nothing in the way of peppers, and no heat whatsoever. This just wasn't happening for me. Light body, watery and bland. Not necessarily undrinkable, but overall just uninteresting and unflavorful. I couldn't finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 21:34:18 | More by Rifugium
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beergoot

Colorado

2.69/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle has "Best Enjoyed by November 2014" on it.

Clear, dark gold body with a lasting, fluffy white head; bits of clinging foam adhering to the glass. Earthy and mildly spicy aroma. Bitter and slightly metallic flavor with a slightly fruity aftertaste sneaking in at the finish; off-the-wall caramel malt flavor hovering in the background. Medium bodied; semi-dry finish.

I didn't find any prominent chili flavors with this beer. The flavors comes across as a weird mishmash of metallic tartness and some sourness. The lasting, thick and foamy white head was a very nice touch as most chili beers I've experienced have very little, if any, head retention. Unfortunately, the promise of the appearance quickly faded with the taste. It's very unbalanced, even stale in a peculiar way. The nearly complete lack of any distinguishable chili flavor, aroma, feel is very disappointing. Take a pass on this one if you're looking for a chili beer as there are much better examples out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:12:57 | More by beergoot
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.69/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

650ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a clearish amber color. The head is a finger high, white in shade, and almost fluffy in the glass. Retention is decent. As it fades, streaks of lacing remain on the glass.

S: Sulfur? I'm surprised by the strong initial presence of noble hops. After a bit, the chiles come forward with faint fruity touches. Really mild and simplistic.

T: Much like the nose, it opens up with a sulfury hop bite. The finish is little more than a very mild chile taste. It's as bland and simple as can be, but it's somewhat drinkable.

M: Light, clean, bitter; I'll give this beer some credit - it's easy to drink for 8.5%. Some of the chile oils linger on the palate, as expected. Carbonation is good.

O: Freakin' insipid, plain and simple. Not much chile - or anything else, for that matter. Next!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 19:51:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
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tednkelly

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-28-2013 04:13:23 | More by tednkelly
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jsanford

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -21%

01-27-2014 01:25:52 | More by jsanford
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jlee185

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -21%

01-11-2014 19:50:55 | More by jlee185
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velcrogrip

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -21%

06-24-2014 02:00:09 | More by velcrogrip
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Raziel313

California

2.75/5  rDev -21%

06-29-2014 06:35:08 | More by Raziel313
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Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
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