Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I can't believe the amount of gorgeous, persistent head from nearly every bottle of beer these guys produce. Nice golden hue with some copper and bronze highlights. Fine, sticky lace.
Smells Belgian, but like a bastard Belgian stepchild of a beer... in a good way. A touch of citrus and grass peek through the coriander, melon and clove. Pretty complex and engaging.
On the palate this is all IPA with the spice pushed to the back. Lots of bright citrus and fresh, grassy flavors dominate. Medium to full bodied with nice texture and grip, decent finish, mostly hinging on the bitterness from the hops.
Overall a good beer and one that is quite intriguing. A style that I wouldn't regularly drink, but a fun one to have every now and then. Tasted three times with consistent notes.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2011 21:11:33 | More by cbarrett4
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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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