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Giddy Up! - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +38.9%

03-09-2014 05:05:30 | More by msambita
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-24-2014 16:14:12 | More by drdiesel9483
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mike_dawson

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-12-2014 21:08:49 | More by mike_dawson
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boku56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 02:55:47 | More by boku56
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-31-2014 04:01:38 | More by ricecracker420
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +38.9%

01-29-2014 04:01:52 | More by grahamboudreaux
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brianjs711

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-29-2014 04:01:32 | More by brianjs711
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 00:23:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
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nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-23-2014 18:24:45 | More by nealbert
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-14-2014 16:44:15 | More by ste5venla
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Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-11-2014 01:31:32 | More by Musineer
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Austin1000

Texas

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 03:25:12 | More by Austin1000
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jstevep00

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2013 18:20:24 | More by jstevep00
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-28-2013 19:17:16 | More by ToddGingerich
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TerryB

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

12-27-2013 21:24:25 | More by TerryB
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joeseppy

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:21:39 | More by joeseppy
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tomciu

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 04:07:12 | More by tomciu
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Sark

Montana

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Nice deep red amber that supports a luscious cream colored head of a finger and a half

Smell - The espresso is readily apparent and some mild earthy hops come as well, the sweetness from the malts is still present under the more forward aromas, the lemon peel gives a very light astringent citrus bite

Taste - My surprise here is when the lemon overtook the espresso in the race, here the front taste is hit more with the bitter pith of the peel and then quickly followed by the malt and espresso, not exactly a bad combination, but not one that really complements itself

Mouthfeel - medium body, the malts give a nice lingering sugary coating on the tongue and spices finish it clean

Overall - I like the take on this brew, kind of blending summer and winter beer elements into one, not sure when I'd like it better though. I'd keep a spare 6-er of this around but I wouldn't have it in a session

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 04:12:35 | More by Sark
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-17-2013 06:17:45 | More by Abe_Froman
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2013 21:13:16 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with a date. bottle swiped out of a buddies NB sampler pack. poured into globe, review from notes

Light amber color with not much head or lacing to note. smell is like a light wheat beer but with touches of coffee and lemon. taste is light lemony wheat beer infused with roast and coffee grounds.

interesting beer that actually worked. not sure i'd develop a taste for this, but it was worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 21:23:49 | More by jimmah120
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muswellbeerbelly

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

12-14-2013 04:03:57 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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dmk91

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-13-2013 20:38:52 | More by dmk91
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jlivings757

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

12-12-2013 19:35:55 | More by jlivings757
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-11-2013 01:43:40 | More by ZachKelly
Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.