Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bnes09:
4.7/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Beautiful lemon yellow beer with two fingers of head. Head levels to a solid layer of creamy froth that sticks around forever. Blankets the glass in soap-like lacing.
Bright and intense aroma of a pinewood forest. I can tell these hops are going to pack a punch. Belgium yeast aroma is able to surface as well to mellow things out while adding depth.
Hops pack a huge punch from the get-go. The flavors of pine-sol and soap provide a sharp bitterness that dries the tongue on contact. Tart lemon flavor comes through also. Malt flavor is there but takes a back seat behind the hop army. Yeast imparts a soothing banana and clove character that carries into the aftertaste and compliments the hops. Alcohol goes unnoticed.
Medium bodied and bone dry texture. Lively, bubbly carbonation.
When I think of a Belgian IPA, this is exactly what I imagine. New Belgium hit this one out of the park! One of the most perfect Belgian style beers I have tried to date. Absolutely exceptional!
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2011 00:24:01 | More by bnes09
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3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-18-2013 00:14:21 | More by popery
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Overall, I'm not a huge fan of Belgian IPAs, however this one seemed middle of the road. I've had better offerings from New Belgium.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2012 19:56:58 | More by thegodfather2701
Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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