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

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529 Ratings

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 39 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-25-2013)
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1.28/5  rDev -63.1%

drinkfella, Aug 25, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

sendbeer, Dec 17, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

MonkeyBread, May 24, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

Filabee, May 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

jhhansen, Jul 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

atpca, Oct 11, 2014
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2.18/5  rDev -37.2%
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.

chugalug06, Nov 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

Beaver13, Nov 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

atrocity, Sep 11, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -28.5%

Buttstallion, Aug 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

ScottJWing, Dec 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

khargro2, Dec 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Lovely85, Jan 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

fredmugs, Jan 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

assman79, Dec 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

nickfl, Jan 16, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -27.4%

Josh6212, Sep 28, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

taylor714914, Dec 04, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

01001111, Jan 15, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Rifugium, Dec 06, 2013
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2.69/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

beergoot, Feb 08, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.