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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

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-13-2013 03:55:07 | More by GRG1313
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-12-2013 13:20:10 | More by moarmare
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-12-2013 09:15:09 | More by JSchock7
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Talbott92

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-10-2013 13:42:00 | More by Talbott92
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-07-2013 05:46:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-04-2013 15:23:54 | More by PopnLoads
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-01-2013 03:32:13 | More by DenverHopHead
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 17:44:32 | More by Morockm
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-27-2013 04:13:03 | More by avisong
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-27-2013 03:16:22 | More by kbuzz
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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'.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:21:33 | More by thecheapies
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 02:01:51 | More by sparx1100
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-26-2013 23:43:20 | More by NickSMpls
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-26-2013 01:47:04 | More by bigbeerfan
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-24-2013 20:10:51 | More by Nage37
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-23-2013 21:07:38 | More by cbcrunch
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Plastikdust

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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secondtooth

Indiana

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 20:46:07 | More by secondtooth
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:55:24 | More by vette2006c5r
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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alexanf

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark ruby red color. 2 finger head on top. good lacing too.

S- Coffee bean aroma up front. A really great strong espresso smell. There is a hint of citrus hiding behind there.

T- It's an interesting flavor. The lemon peel is the flavor that really stands out to me. it's like an amber version of a Shocktop with a hint of roasted flavor.

M- It's solid on the palate. Very smooth.

O- This is a pretty good one. Super easy to drink. Has a nice just enough complexity to give it a well rounded rating.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 00:38:13 | More by stckhndlr
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jonothehut

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-16-2013 21:56:16 | More by jonothehut
Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.