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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

445 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | 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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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-13-2014 22:57:58 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-10-2014 23:51:50 | More by Satan70
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter
Best by Nov. 2014

A - orange-golden color, not much head, decent retention
S - bready malt with a tinge of spiciness
T - breaded malt, biscuit, a little pepper on the swallow. Tastes like a BPA with very mild pepper. Don't really pick up much cedar.
M - light carb, has light feel as well
O - overall, worth a try. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 23:50:40 | More by JamesStreet
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-09-2014 20:20:35 | More by IAmHollywood13
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-08-2014 18:54:16 | More by NYR_Rob
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-06-2014 01:06:21 | More by pathead
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-04-2014 20:24:41 | More by Oakenator
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meltroha

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-03-2014 03:14:47 | More by meltroha
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thumperskibum

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-03-2014 02:38:42 | More by thumperskibum
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought this because I thought it was brewed with cherries not chillies. Ow well 10 bucks here we go!

A - Looks like a pale ale with an orange yellow tint and a 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for a bit. Great lacing.
S - Mild pepper hint, sweet malts, and bready biscuit malts. Like the mesh of sweet and spicy smells.
T - Caramel, toffee, biscuit malts, and a pepper bite. Some mild skunky hops in the finish. Not sure what Anaheim peppers don't seem very spicy.
M - Easy to drink and doesn't muddle the palate with an intense burn.

Overall I have been bamboozled this beer is not great or terrible beer but not great at all. Feel it's not worth 10 bucks a bottle though.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 03:34:30 | More by DrDemento456
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-31-2014 15:06:24 | More by taospowder
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-31-2014 12:44:55 | More by hoppymcgee
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass, at the Alberta release party for New Belgium at Craft Beer Market in Calgary this past February. From notes, mistakenly sealed away in my laptop case, to be discovered by chance recently. An ale brewed with Anaheim (my go-to kung-pao 'secret' ingredient) and Marash chili peppers? Bring it on!

This beer appears a clear, glassy bronzed amber colour, with a thin cap of fizzy and weakly frothy dirty white head, which leaves a near un-broken wall of limestone lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of bready, lightly biscuity caramel malt, a touch of toffee, Frank's Red Hot sauce, muddled tropical fruit, subtle yeast, a strange white wine ethereal booziness, mild pine resin, and earthy citrus hops. The taste is spicy up front - fairly hot pepper oil, black pepper, and yeast - followed by a decently sturdy grainy caramel malt, red wine must, edgy anise, muted citrus pith and pine needles, and a musty, yet still zingy cedar wood astringency. The 17-proof booze does well to keep to the shadows.

The carbonation is fairly soft, barely a ripple to be had, what with all those other palate-tinglers skulking about, the body a decent medium weight, and strangely smooth by the same measure. It finishes off-dry, winy, peppery, hoppy, and crackery, from the expected, and not altogether usual suspects.

A enjoyable version of the style, especially employing those particular peppers, but yet overall, it doesn't come off as particularly spicy, as the wine character (from the 'Spanish cedar'?) mollifies things more than I initially gave it credit for. Agreeable, and not over the top, despite all those wacky guest ingredients.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2014 04:28:45 | More by biboergosum
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-29-2014 00:49:06 | More by Westuh
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brett_arneson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-28-2014 03:57:32 | More by brett_arneson
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mpenske

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-28-2014 03:57:26 | More by mpenske
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-27-2014 19:01:46 | More by kingmaker
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Bonis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-26-2014 21:58:47 | More by Bonis
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy but bright orange with white head.

Smell: Mostly just smells like overripe, slightly musty, fruit. Not much else.

Taste: Tastes exactly like what it is - a mix of Belgian yeast (banana and spice), citrusy hops, hot peppers, and wood aging. But it is all a little bland and muddled. Lingering aftertaste of peppers (good) and rotting fruit (bad).

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a thin body. I don't know why, but the mouthfeel is almost nonexistent other than the light pepper kick.

Overall: Pleasant and drinkable but a disappointment, especially considering the collaboration involved.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 22:50:30 | More by bsp77
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AgentMunky

California

3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH signature glass. Best before November 2014.

A: Pale, hazy yellow with billowing white head with great retention.

S: Yeasty and bland. Vaguely bready.

T: Fairly pleasant, if unassuming. I can taste no chili or heat. Instead, it's more of a Belgian pale ale. Cedar aging seems soft and spicy.

M: Mild and watery and does not taste like 8.5%.

O: A disappointing, but not unpleasant, beer. Glad I tried it, wouldn't have again.

Notes: "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 saltue our mutual love for wood!"

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 21:51:06 | More by AgentMunky
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-25-2014 02:30:35 | More by Punisher
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

05-24-2014 03:31:26 | More by MonkeyBread
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

05-23-2014 00:58:03 | More by user785335
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-22-2014 01:30:21 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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ajmitch4

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-21-2014 04:15:13 | More by ajmitch4
Lips Of Faith - Cigar City Collaboration (Ale Brewed With Chilies) from New Belgium Brewing
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