Giddy Up! - New Belgium Brewing
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4.35/5 rDev +20.8%
Appearance: I was extremely shocked…bright orange, very odd for an espresso beer. The closest thing I've seen is Dogfish Head's chocolate beer that is also orange.
Smell: Strong scent of chocolate and espresso. The smells sneak up on you with the color.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Another odd combination that works: espresso and lemon. The coffee is extremely evident and perks you up, but the lemon cleans the palate while still keeping you interested. Light-medium body.
Overall: One of the strangest combinations, but very well-balanced.
11-20-2013 01:02:06 | More by tjsdomer2
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
BA is telling me that this is retired already? Well, I hope she's fresh. She apparently came from a Fall Sampler Pack. Thank you, Dustin, for beer running in PA.
Very dark for an amber ale. Looks brown-red with good clarity. Foam amounted to half a finger, but it has a nice light tan color. Doesn't grip the glass wall too firmly.
Has a very standardized amber ale aroma. Toasted cereal, some mucky roast, something that could be attributed to light coffee, English toffee, earthiness in the presence of mild hopping, and some oxidation. Not picking up any real evidence of citrus or lemon, for that matter.
Quite bland for a beer called 'Giddy Up!'. I pick up a very restrained nuance of coffee, but not a true flavor of espresso. Maybe, coffee grounds. Hardly worth speaking about. The main components to the taste are aged malt grains, toast, English mustiness, browned apple, cardboard, and a light shandy-like note that insists that lemon peel is noticeable.
Nice wooly body with a good mouth of peppery carbonation that doesn't exceed its limits. Just a nice round feel.
Disappointing, but perhaps freshness is what's lacking here. Won't have another chance to give this the 'go-round'.
10-27-2013 02:21:33 | More by thecheapies
3.05/5 rDev -15.3%
Pours a ruby red-brown with attractive and tall head. Lace is lovely and lattice-like.
Nose is malty and a little roasty. I get plenty of autumnal notes (appropriate as this is part of the Fall 2013 Folly Pack). There's caramel, wet leaves, and a definite touch of coffee.
Taste is sweet and malty, with coffee up front and a hint of citrus (lemongrass) under the palate. I get a cola-type vibe here, as the coffee isn't over-the-top, though it is present and accounted for. Body seems thin. My overall impression, oddly -- flat cola!
Overall, fair enough as an edgy brown ale, but not one I'd revisit.
10-20-2013 20:46:07 | More by secondtooth
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Giddy Up! pours a brown color with a large creamy lacing head. There is a full aroma with strong cold pressed coffee flavors. The taste is similar, bold cold pressed coffee flavors. Good full flavors, good body, and nice carbonation. Overall a very nice coffee flavored beer.
10-19-2013 23:55:24 | More by vette2006c5r
Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.