Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) - New Belgium Brewing
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2.18/5 rDev -37.4%
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.
11-24-2013 00:03:57 | More by chugalug06
2.25/5 rDev -35.3%
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.
11-27-2013 06:29:52 | More by Beaver13
2.56/5 rDev -26.4%
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.
12-04-2013 02:08:56 | More by taylor714914
2.68/5 rDev -23%
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.
01-15-2014 05:24:39 | More by 01001111
2.68/5 rDev -23%
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.
12-06-2013 21:34:18 | More by Rifugium
2.69/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
02-08-2014 02:12:57 | More by beergoot
2.69/5 rDev -22.7%
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!
04-20-2014 19:51:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
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