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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

442 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | 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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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-26-2013 23:21:04 | More by Immortale25
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psdonnelly

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -21%

11-26-2013 23:10:03 | More by psdonnelly
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-26-2013 22:33:24 | More by memphischas
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-26-2013 13:51:59 | More by InspectorBob
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a stemmed glass a clear medium to full golden with a tightly formed near one finger white head that settles pretty slowly leaving two broken rings of lace behind.Aromas are yeasty with some light tropical fruitiness,not much chile presence to be found.Again yeasty and fruity on the palate with some caramel dough thrown in,the chile is light in the finish...very light.Hmm not bad but pretty unassuming,the alcohol is well hidden but so are the chiles.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:36:26 | More by oberon
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-25-2013 03:53:37 | More by NastyNate11
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet with a moderate hand. Best by November 2014.

A: Attractive amber with impressive clarity. 1 finger of clean, white head that doesn't stick around long. Sudsy. Pretty nice lacing. Really nice body on this one.

S: Inviting hop aroma with a fruit dominance. Citrus. Grapefruit. Peach. Light biscuit. Belgian yeast in the background.

T: Round, citrusy hop bitterness with a semi-dry finish. Light malt on the back end, but hops play the lead role. Not much alcohol presence. Grapefruit, citrus. Traces of vanilla. There are peppers in this?

M: Moderate carbonation with a nice smoothness. Medium to light body for an IPA.

O: I seem to be somewhat at odds with recent reviewers, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. Drinks like a citrus-forward IPA. Granted, I got pretty much zero anaheim/marash chili as advertised. So I guess as a "chile beer" it fails... A little heat would be cool, but as is I don't mind this a lick.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 22:18:35 | More by fourstringer
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Locke

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-24-2013 21:50:29 | More by Locke
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kris_n

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-24-2013 16:40:41 | More by kris_n
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.9%

11-24-2013 04:12:20 | More by captainbearcat
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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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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-23-2013 18:44:51 | More by 2dogbrew
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Fakexican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-23-2013 02:26:53 | More by Fakexican
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-22-2013 18:18:24 | More by stereosforgeeks
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-22-2013 01:00:21 | More by LancetherealLeader
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Liquor Shed. Couldn't they have given this beer a proper name?? Best enjoyed by Nov 2014.

Another medium golden coloured brew, clear, huge head of foam and it brings the lacing on.

Okay, the smell of this is throwing me off big time. I guess it smells somewhat spicy, slightly fruity of the kind, that's just about to go off. A wee bit of hops, something I'd describe as almost tart. Weird.

Some spice in the taste though I'd hesitate to call it chili like. More of that fruitiness that borders on being tart. I get a bit of heat after the swallow but nothing while the beer is in my mouth that resembles chili and I've had quite a few chili beers that, imho, were outstanding. More heat much longer after the swallow now.

On the heavy end of light bodied, good carbonation, the mouthfeel is very slick.

I'm on the fence with this one. I suspect my initial rating won't be so "hot"; maybe another bottle will hit the mark?

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 23:59:22 | More by Bitterbill
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The beer is copper to rusty orange hued with a thin, beige collar. The aroma offers light chilies and spice, earth, mushrooms, malt, citrusy hops. Pretty bland flavor. Would like to see the chili character featured more. Odd and just a bit out of balance. Weird citrus character. Flavor is muddled and messy. I just can't get behind these Lips of Faith beers. Expensive and gimmicky. I'm always happy to try a new beer, but there is no way I would pay for this.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 21:51:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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tmneyer

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-21-2013 19:26:37 | More by tmneyer
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-20-2013 17:18:20 | More by jmdrpi
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army01

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-19-2013 05:43:44 | More by army01
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Auraan

Arizona

3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a light amber with a one finger white head that receded to a white ring. Looks good, quite like an IPA really. Scents of citrus, grapefruit, melon, mango and sweet malt with an undercurrent of chili. It's a very fruity aroma, letting just enough chili peek through to show this is a chili beer. Flavor is sweet, with some citrus, a bit of grapefruit, some melon and malt sweetness, with a slight burn of chili towards the middle and end of each sip. Hop profile is slight citrus and a bit of some floral flavors. It's not a bad flavor profile, fruity, floral and with a bit of a chili bite, I thought it was pretty good. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a semi-drying finish. Pretty easy to drink, despite the chili burn that was present. Overall this was a pretty good beer. The chili wasn't overpowering, but it did balance the sweetness of the malt. It was easy to drink and hid it's ABV quite well, I just wish that it had more robust a hop character, but it wasn't bad.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 04:56:39 | More by Auraan
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Todd

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-18-2013 17:55:17 | More by Todd
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-16-2013 17:10:29 | More by MacQ32
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

11-15-2013 03:55:06 | More by KevinGordon
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-14-2013 05:22:06 | More by GRG1313
Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
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