Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by mactrail:
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Winey, aromatic and unusual IPA.
Nice golden color in the glass. Aroma hits you first. Five different hops, label says, and a wonderful aromatic bunch without huge bitterness. Excellent complexity of flavors, not so identifiable as Belgian, but malty and spicy. A touch of sweetness but more piney richness.
It's certainly a sippable and entertaining beer. I like to try different IPAs to see what kinds of hops folks are using. This one is enjoyable to me not for the excess of hops but for the good blend. I'd like to taste more IPAs like this.
And it's "Belgo" not "Belpo."
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2010 04:49:03 | More by mactrail
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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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