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Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale AleLips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 183
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CosmoHopHead on 07-04-2010)
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Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tumbler.

Appearance-Sunny yellow/orange body, lots of haze and carbonation clinging to the glass. Head is about 3 fingers of soapy white. Retention is oustanding along with some real nice lacing.

Smell-Array of different hops. Floral/Earthy, Piney, and lots of citrus...grapefruit, lemon. Spiciness and yeastiness are pretty subtle and are overpowered by the hops.

Taste-Starts off very bready then you get hit with the hops, but it's not too pungent, but certainly isn't as juicy as i'd like. Towards the back end some of the belgian characeristics do come through. A little bit awkard balance wise.

Mouthfeel-Moderate carbonation, and pretty light to medium bodied...pretty watery.

Overall-I love the fact you can get a Belgian IPA in a 6 pack for a good price year round, so that's good. It's just missing some of the belgian charactistics I like, and a little thin, needs a little more bang to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 23:54:00 | More by SWMeyer4141
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From notes, 4/29/11. Draft, City Beer Store. A very nice Belgian IPA. I rather like the Lips of Faith series. They mostly would make for excellent introductions to their various styles, since they’re friendly, enjoyable versions that still pack good flavor and some complexity. This isn’t quite competing with the best of the sub-style, but it’s nearly there and very good in its own right. Good citrus/grass/floral hop notes blend with Belgian yeastiness and a touch of earth. Taste is a bit sweet but finishes dry with a gentle bitter bite. A very pleasant beer and another win for New Belgium’s fancy line.

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A-pours a golden with a thick white head that dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves some great lacing the entire length of the glass.

S-floral, Belgian yeast, hoppy

T-tastes much like the nose with floral and citrus notes, Belgian yeast, a somewhat chalky aftertaste. It is light and refreshing but finishes very dry.

M-Somewhat thin with a good amount of carbonation

D-One could definitely drink a few of these in a session if they desired, but for me the dry finish cuts into the drinkability.

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A - The beer pours with a solid 2 finger fluffy white head with decent retention and lacing. Clear copper/orange color.

S - Typical IPA aroma: hops and little malt character.

T - Unlike the nose, the hop character is actually quite subdued which I didn't expect. Not much hop flavor at all. The middle of the beer brings out a malty sweetness and Belgian yeast flavors along with some honey and biscuit flavors. The alcohol presents itself towards the end. The beer seems a little off balance even for an IPA.

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Reviewed on: 02-22-2011 14:26:41

Serving type: bottle

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App- Pours an orangeish-gold color with a thick fluffy head. Excellent lacing through the glass.

Smell- Citrus hops comes to the nose first, with the spicy aroma of Belgian yeast also weighing in heavily.

Taste- Bananna and clove from the yeast fight it out with citrusy hops. A bit of staleness to the beer, but then again I am drinking it quite a while after I bought it. Also a dominant bubblegum taste in there as well after the shock of the hops dies down.

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Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.