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

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509 Ratings

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 35 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

prock180, Dec 17, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

sendbeer, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Jas45678, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

zeff80, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of mactrail
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden amber color with a handsome creamy head in the Ommegang chalice. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue and a silky mouthfeel. Interesting earthy and woodsy smell with a vegetable note.

The flavor of chiles is very elegant and enticing. The chiles provide more warmth than heat, which is a refreshing change. A modest malty flavor with a hint of cedar. The aftertaste is that distinctive roasted taste of red chile skins along with the capsicum glow. Eventually the Pale Ale sort of bitterness adds to the finish.

One of the best pepper-flavored brews I've had. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego for $8.79.

mactrail, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Moo5152, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of rajendra82
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The body was clear, orange amber, and the carbonation was lively, forming a two finger thick head in the tulip glass. The aroma was very tropical, reminding me of both mango and passion fruit. The taste was layered, with the first impression being a weaker IPA like herbal hop presence, but then the hints of chili peppers poked out. The finish had a bit of vanilla beans in it. The beer did feel lacking in the texture, as it felt a little watered down and over attenuated. I would have liked it to have some sticky feel to it, as it would have med the flavors linger better. I was happy I tried this once, but it's not something I would go out of my way to find again.

rajendra82, Dec 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with best by November 2014 printed on the bottle. Here we have the unnamed collaboration beer between New Belgium and Cigar City. My third beer from the Lips Of Faith series - I need to start trying more of these, clearly. Expectations are pretty good, but I have no idea what to expect!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours just under two fingers of soapy fluffy off-white head on top of a semi-clear burnt sienna orange colored body. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of brown / white bread, dried fruit, musty yeast, black pepper, and lots of indistinct spice and herbal vegetal qualties, obviously imparted from the chiles used.

T - Taste is pretty nice. The peppery heat is only slightly noticeable on the finish, but it mostly just feels like a peppery rye sort of heat. Bitter fruity hops in the vein of grapefruit, oranges, light banana, and some dry bready yeast. Tastes like a nice chile IPA. Vegetal peppers and some heat on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, clean, and crisp, with some vegetal peppery heat and some resinous hop bitterness lingering on the finish.

Overall, a nice albeit strange beer from New Belgium and Cigar City Brewing. Interesting and highly drinkable, with moderate chile spice. I can assuredly say that this was a success, and probably one of the more memorable chile beers that I've tried. Recommended.

New Belgium / Cigar City Lips Of Faith Ale Brewed With Anaheim And Marash Chiles ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

vrbulldog22, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

baklo, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

russpowell, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Flashyspoons, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

-ronin-, Dec 14, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cigar City Collaboration pours a golden color with a small lacing head. There was a sweet candy like aroma. The taste was light but very sweet, candy sweet, with apple like notes. Light and easy to drink but flavorful. Overall its a candy and fruit sweet beer; no chilies.

vette2006c5r, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

DustinSWB, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

BeerBeast, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Haybeerman, Dec 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mrebeka, Dec 13, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Medium straw color a bit like a quality pale ale with some additives.
S- I get some grapefruitiness and general citrus aroma and maybe some bread as you pull away from the glass.
T- It tastes like a citrusy high quality IPA, but a chile beer? MEH!! Not knocking the taste mind you, just not what I expected and not really a chile beer taste. Was definitely expecting more from these two imaginative brew masters. I really don't get much chile at all so if you are going into this one expecting a Cocoa Mole type experience...forget it. Like I said, it doesn't taste bad at all, just not a true chilli beer. BTW, the 8.5 is very well hidden in this one
M- Crisp and clean...very refreshing I must.
O- I liked it. A great "mowing the lawn" or hangin' out at the pool on a hot day beer. But definitely not in the same class as most of the releases by these two fine breweries. Should you try it...yes. I would buy it again for certain because the price is right ($10) and the ABV is right (8.5) and the taste is pretty darn good. Just don't judge it for what they are claiming it is, judge it for what's actually in the bottle. A good tasting and very refreshing IPAish beer.

monketeeth, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

gr8zehaman, Dec 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

T_Hass, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

oceanman907, Dec 10, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.