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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ralphw56, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from brown bomber bottle to pint glass.

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.

M - The beer is actually rather thin and perhaps a little undercarbed?

D - Somewhat.

Overall, this is a decent beer but certainly not outstanding at all.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

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

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of scarfield
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, but moderately thick. Not at all syrupy.

I found it to be a pleasant beer, very good looking in the glass, an interesting combination of flavor, even if they were not blended or mixed the best. I would have no problem purchasing this again.

scarfield, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Skosh Monahan's, on to the beer:

Goldenrod colored beer with long lasting suds sitting on top, leaving lots of lace around the glass. It's got a pleasant aroma, one consisting of lemon peel, some "funk", and some sourdough character.

It's got the depth of a good Belgian IPA, yet it is quite easy to approach. Mellow grapefruit and citrus peel are obvious upfront, moderate dry funk, leather, and a pinch of pepper round it out. Complimenting the rather easy character of this beer is the medium mouthfeel and gentle crispness.

While it may not be as much "fun" as other beers in the Lips of Faith series, Belgo comes out as one of the more approachable, and in the end remains a quality beer.

DoubleJ, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of WilsonCecil
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

WilsonCecil, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +5.5%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -34%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +5.5%

savagepm, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Texasfan549, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.5%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +5.5%

twelveinches, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of mrshoes
4/5  rDev +5.5%

mrshoes, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Daveychu
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Daveychu, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: slightly hazy, light amber/straw in color, pours 2 inches of thick white head that fades slowly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Estery, citrus, orange peel, lemon, pepper, hoppy, floral notes, some subtle pine resin, honey.

Taste: citrus, orange peel, pine resin, black pepper, hoppy, honey, floral, sweet up front, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth.

Overall: A tasty beer. The belgian yeast mellows the hoppieness and bitterness of the IPA. Drinkability is high.

phichifiji00, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of cgarcer
5/5  rDev +31.9%

cgarcer, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of xpdrinker
4/5  rDev +5.5%

xpdrinker, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of johnhenryconway
4/5  rDev +5.5%

johnhenryconway, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of PostVinyl
3/5  rDev -20.8%

PostVinyl, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bsu2005, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +5.5%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

SWMeyer4141, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

EasyReader, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of allouez86
4/5  rDev +5.5%

allouez86, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Tamarack22
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Tamarack22, Nov 16, 2011
Lips Of Faith - BELGO Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.