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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

509 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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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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Photo of chugalug06
2.18/5  rDev -37.2%
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.

chugalug06, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

2dogbrew, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Fakexican
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Fakexican, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

stereosforgeeks, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of LancetherealLeader
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

LancetherealLeader, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
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?

Bitterbill, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of tmneyer
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tmneyer, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jmdrpi, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of army01
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

army01, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Auraan
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Auraan, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Todd, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

MacQ32, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

KevinGordon, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

GRG1313, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BDeibs, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of bkrbdan
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

bkrbdan, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 650 ml bottle (130830081 on the bottle) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces two fat fingers of light-tan head with good retention and some chunky lacing. The brew is copper-orange in color and clear. I can see a stray bubble or two of carbonation.

S-The smell is malty, sweet, and juicy with orange, tangerine, lychee, grapefruit, and vaguely fruit alcohol aromas. I detect very little chile heat or spice, just a faint hint of warmth and chile oil. A slight woody aroma creeps in as the brew nears room temperature.

T-The taste loses much of the citrus and fruit characteristics. In their place is a vague, bready sweetness that just sort of coats the palate without providing any real, identifiable flavors. The chiles are, again, just a faint tickle in the back of my throat and barely noticeable. The cedar comes through as drying on the finish, but not much else.

M-The feel is medium body with a coating feeling and below average levels of carbonation.

O-This brew starts out alright with good looks and a nice head that really hangs around. Unfortunately, it goes downhill after the pour. The smell is OK, but a bit on the sweet side with very little chile flavor. The taste is pretty much a muddled mess with no distinguishing flavors or character and an overly cloying feel. I will not be drinking this again.

spoony, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Canti4341
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Canti4341, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of nsheehan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nsheehan, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of piconaut
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

piconaut, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of budsandsuds8
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

budsandsuds8, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of steevbr
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

steevbr, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
3/5  rDev -13.5%

eawolff99, Nov 09, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.