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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

543 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 43 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Bernardo, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

kp29, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Adkins1203, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Jeffrey2310, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

smartassboiler, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another Cigar City-branded beer (collaboration, of course) shows on Minnesota shelves, & I'm soon parted with another few dollars. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The beer issues forth from the bottle a light orange with plenty of carbonation. Nose is unfocued & vague: spiciness & an overarching fruitiness. Slow & low.

Cigar City/New Belgium Collaboration with Chilies should have a name...it's debeerizing to deny it a label. Chilies are present but not strong enough to obliterate the world as with some chile brews. The citrus clashes with the chile Hot Gates style: boom, rattle, metal on metal on wood. The combo succeeds where the chiles failed, they wipe out any hint of a base beer. Chlie does do a slow, mild burn in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is irrelevant here. Half a bomber will be more than enough.

Was looking for a good sinus-clearer; this doesn't qualify, & is bone-white simple. Pretty good beer, but was hoping for a killer from two breweries I've been enjoying lately.

maximum12, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

NikD, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

jkd03c, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

RuckusDu, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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

ScottJWing, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This is not a chile beer- I tasted no spiciness at all. Big disappointment.

It has a nice appearance (nice head, beautiful golden amber color, nice lacing), nice smell (usual Belgian IPA style scents), great mouthfeel. This is just not what it's advertised to be. Nothing unique- absolutely no chile spice. Really bummed out cause I like chile beers.

Hopdaemon39, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

rrski198, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

hosehead83, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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

ygtbsm94, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

New Belgium/Cigar City Lips of Faith Series, Ale Brewed with Anaheim and Marash Chilies. Odd that there's no name…am I not looking in the right spot? 8.5% Alc. by Vol. Brewed and bottled by New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Clear, golden hue, prodigious snowy white head. Looks good.

Aroma: Light and airy with little traces of chili peeking out. Give it time…ripening some. Unfolding a bit.

Taste: Hot at the first taste, growing wider in the mouth. Peppers keep heating up. Body is light. Malt is meager. Hops are fairly quiet. What's the deal with this one?

I'm skipping ahead to the gobbledygook, hoping it doesn't enrage me with whack-ass wordplay. "We're about to light up Florida with this Cigar City collaborative brew. Our Belgian yeast tangoes with Anaheim and Marash peppers along with loads of citrusy hops to create an ale full of spice. Aged on Spanish cedar to salute our mutual love for wood!"

Well, that wasn't totally offensive, just a little bit here and there. The light it does shine on the base beer doesn't really help. The Belgian yeast doesn't come through, nor do the hops. The pepper heat is increasing still, enough that it seems to cover the base ale to the point that I'm not tasting anything else.

If you just want to taste peppers in your ale, this might punch your buttons. As for me, I'm not thrilled with this one. C'est la vie.

feloniousmonk, Dec 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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

assman79, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

VTWicked, Dec 24, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber into a FW tulip.

Pours a golden color with a nice head with good lacing. The smell is pale malts..slight chilis..maybe. The taste is grassy and earthy, slight amount of hops, chilis almost non existent. boring flavor honestly. very disappointing. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall this is a decent beer. But its the worst lips of faith beer ive had. Really wish it had more heat to it.

Axnjxn, Dec 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

soroka24, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Oscar_The_Rauch
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

22oz bomber poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

A: Bright, clear tawny color with good carbonation and decent lacing.

N: Definitely odd. I mostly get the spice and spanish wood with a little hoppy fruit note and pepper aromas.

T: Plenty of spice and hop on the attack with the chilies coming towards the back on the finish with a little heat too.

O: Honestly, I really wanted to like this beer more than I do. I used to live in Florida and Cigar City was one of the few breweries that was doing some exciting stuff with consistent quality. I think this is one of those collaborations that sounds better than it tastes.

Oscar_The_Rauch, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

GTB, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

rcjennings, Dec 22, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.