Giddy Up! - New Belgium Brewing

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of TerryB
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of joeseppy
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.

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.

Photo of Sark
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

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jimmah120
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.

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jlivings757
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dylntbrown
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of emerge077
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by: FEB032013.

Saturated copper color, good clarity, some rising carbonation visible. Frothy collar of tan foam, spindly lace in the glass. Good surface coverage, creamy surface texture.

Earthy aroma of mild coffee, odd yeastiness.

Coffee is present in the taste, though subdued and mellow. Earthy mellow coffee and light toasted malt. Carbed a little high, it feels frothy across the palate. Overall its fun to try this retro beer, but wasn't all that exciting.

Photo of JoninVT
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Spider889
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of maxk
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jsprain1
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Yesdog
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours ruby brown with a thin to wispy off-white head. Trailing lace drapes down the glass.

The smell is of lemon, floral notes, mint, spiced bread, roasted coffee.

The taste is of medium, approaching dark, malt (dark toffee), roasted mild coffee, hint of tangy lemon. Spicy, dry-ish finish.

It is smooth, effervescent/spritzy, but not fizzy. It leaves a fresh, pleasant aftertaste.

This is a unique beer - blends a malty character with coffee and lemon, without the porter/stout character - more towards amber ale (as it is categorized). Didn't know by the description if it would work, but it sure does!

Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.