Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by iDrinknewglarus:
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: A very very light orange. Kind of looks like a lager by how light the color is. Just a touch of haze. Carbonation streaming. Amorphous bubbles in the head. The lacing leaves WALLS of foam... something I though only nitro beers could offer. Fantastic looking beer.
S: Belgium yeast. With that comes coriander, bread, and spice. Lemon zest from the American hops. Smells like fresh, green hops. Smells like a perfect hybrid of two countries' most renown attributes.
T: This has more Belgium than American characteristics. Tons of yeasty flavors that I mentioned in the smell. Bold, but not overbearing American hop flavor accompanied with mild bitterness. A touch of alcohol and spice that tastes similar to a trippel. Dries out the mouth in the finish. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste.
M: Medium-light. Medium carbonation.
Quite an interesting beer. I haven't had many Belgium IPAs, but I can definitively say that this is a nice blend of assertive American hops paired with distinct Belgium characteristics and complexity. If you are in to that thing, then this is your beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2011 02:32:15 | More by iDrinknewglarus
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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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