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Giddy Up! - New Belgium Brewing

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Giddy Up!Giddy Up!

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BA SCORE
82
good

258 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Maudite on 08-22-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

brianjs711, Jan 29, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
6% ABV, "Serve at 45°F", Best Before 26 JAN 14

A - Giddy Up! is a dark copper colored beer that has a fleeting off-white head which leaves little lace. It's dark color makes clarity difficult to see but when held up to the light, small carbonation bubbles can be seen fleeing to the surface.

S - Boisterous espresso evaporates into the nostrils with haste, gently balanced by a smooth touch of toffee and slightly overdone toast.

T - Like the aroma suggests, Giddy Up! is big on the espresso but, it's toasted malt base is light, not beefy like, say, a stout, so the lovely coffee flavor is there but not over the top. While lemon peel is devoid in the aroma, sweet lemon bar notes along with a touch of caramel traipse through the background.

M - Giddy Up!'s lighter body lends itself well to the bold flavor of the infused espresso as the dainty carbonation pours over the tongue, drying the palate out for a balanced finish that's neither bitter nor sweet.

O - It's not often you'll find coffee in a beer other than a porter or stout and, on the occasion you might, they can certainly be hit or miss. After all, pairing coffee's bold flavors with something other than the complimentary chocolaty profile of roasted malts can be tough. New Belgium's Giddy Up! pulls off a non-stout coffee beer wonderfully though! Espresso through and through, this lighter bodied, easier drinking toasted amber brew is just the thing to perk you up!

BeerFMAndy, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ste5venla, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Photo of Austin1000
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my new favorite beer. Coffee + Delicious Beer = Heaven!

It taste amazing. I'm never reviewed a beer before but tasting it made me login so I can give this beer 5 stars.

I don't know why the review has to be 250 characters. This is too long. Go buy this beer!

Austin1000, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a brown with some garnet highlights. Nonexistent head but only a wisp of what was.

First aroma for me is sour to tart before coffee bean rises up out of the terroir. Some burnt caramel notes as well.

Mixed bag of ale, malt, coffee grounds and citrus. Medium roast coffee rises first followed by pale hop with a twist of lemon peel. Bordering on bitter sour. Astringent with some acrid bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel yet feels light hearted due to the citrus. Carbonation is flatlining leaving the feel somewhat creamy.

A 4.5 for effort here that wanes among a small gathering. Fun to try at a tasting for something different. This might be fun to try in a red-eye to give the coffee more base. Just reiterating, a 3 on this site is OK. Not horrible, jus not my cup of tea...er coffee. Coffee and lemon belong in the Turkish cup of pure joe in Madagascar.

joeseppy, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of tomciu
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a glass from the bottle.

A - nice deep amber color. Head dissipates quickly but a thin layer of foam remains. Moderate lacing.

T- lemon and coffee are apparent. Slightly plithy. Weak coffee finish accompanied by slight hippy bitterness.

M - nothing special. Moderate carbonation with very little bubbles.

O - very easy drinker and a fine beer for many occasions. It is a crowd pleaser and didn't stand out to me as anything special.

S - coffee is very apparent and dominates the smell. Its a shame because I did not get that from the taste. It was almost sweet.

tomciu, Dec 20, 2013
Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.