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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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(send 'em beer!)
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%

jsanford, Nov 22, 2013
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mhaugo, Nov 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

illidurit, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How can a beer be retired if I'm drinking it now? ROTFLMAO I just picked up a variety 12 pack of New Belgium at the local Jewel Osco. Nice surprise to find a supposed retired beer. I'm new to the review thing so bare with me. Taste good, smells good, head good, lacing good.

PatM, Nov 20, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

tjsdomer2, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

JSchock7, Nov 12, 2013
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Talbott92, Nov 10, 2013
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3.02/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Morockm, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

avisong, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

kbuzz, Oct 27, 2013
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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'.

thecheapies, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

sparx1100, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Giddy Up! from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.