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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

549 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 45 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.