1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleBelgo Belgian India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

840 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 840
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: iSip on 10-07-2011

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 840 | Reviews: 199
Reviews by Metalmonk:
Photo of Metalmonk
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow color, with a small but very firm and creamy head. Long-lasting too.

Lovely smell. Floral, pineapple, white grape, Belgian yeast pungency, piny hops. Oh mama.

Taste is mostly fruity at first, with pear, peach, pineapple and orange popping out. The hops are on the leafy/pine side, almost a cannabis flavor to them, and the yeast is a tweaked bit of Belgian love that blends right in. A dab of honeyed sweetness. Even some alcohol warming things up a bit. I like the pungent hop/yeast teamup in the finish. A bit bitter, a bit pine-like, and certainly not catering to mainstream tastes. (One worries about that when a beer of this style is spotted in grocery store chains countrywide.)

A little sharp on the carbonation, although it mellows as it sits. But it masks the sharper flavor characteristics, rather than matching up with them, so I would've wanted something a bit smoother and rounder.

A really good entry into the growing Belgian IPA ring. New Belgium continues to keep their focus on quality. Good for them.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint a slight hazed burnt orange infused golden with a fluffy 1/2 finger white crown atop.A burst of fresh citric hop really hit home in the nose along with toasted corainder seed,the aromas are really fresh and bold.Sharp citric hops upfront on the palate followed by a light yeasty phenols,the phenols are kept in check pretty well though with the hops being the main component.A very good BIPA,American hops with just a little yeastiness,I would buy again.

Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of steelerguy
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy, golden color with a nice sized white head. Moderate carbonation lets the head hang around for awhile while it leaves some nice lacing as you drink.

S - Yeasty, spicy...a hint of pepper, some bubblegum, and sweet malt.

T - Lots of sweet fruit flavors with some spice coming through on the finish. The hop flavors are mostly fruity with some floral qualities. The bitterness is fairly low and doesn't really come through on the finish.

M - Fairly dry, not a whole lot of body, which is quite to style and makes this a refreshing beer.

O - This would be a good Belgian pale ale, which is what it is as far as I am concerned. But they call it a Belgian IPA and although it shouldn't be a hot hammer like an AIPA the hops really take a back seat and just peak through at times. If you are going to call it an IPA you need to feature hops a bit more. Not a bad beer, one that I would enjoy again, but it falls short in the style.

Photo of Bitzer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear pale brass, nice curtain of lace

SMELL: Hop resin, herbal, medicinal, bisucity, dried grass, nutty yeast, guava, eucalyptus

TASTE: Deep smoothness, medium body, bitter, leafy, herbal, hop oil, medicinal, earthy, yeast, mellow esters, dried hay, ripe pears, dry herbal finish

Pretty forward with the hop character and story the yeast wants to tell. Both meld well rather than clash, really good drinking here.

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, purchased at Brawley Bev in Charlotte, NC

A-Pours lightly hazed, dull looking lighter amber. It sports a frothy medium tan head and leaves thick bands of lace.

S-Yeasty and fruity nose

T- Notes of bananas, yeast, coriander up front, moderate hop package drying out the rear.

M- Carbonation on point and nicely smooth over the tongue

O- Fruity and lighter take on the style, lots of tropical fruits, and yeasty goodness. Very enjoyable and quite easy drinking. Wish they distributed to the NY/NJ/CT area. Well worth picking up a six or a case of this nicely crafted brew.

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of westcott
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NOLTERN
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bike2work
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Date on label is 08/July/12.

Appearance: Pours a bright and slightly cloudy golden copper orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Belgian yeast and cloves with some pale malts. Some pepper like spices and barnyard funk. Good hints of citrus hops with some grapefruit, orange, lemon, and apricot. Also some hints of banana and honey. Big hints of candied sugars. Aroma is also fairly grassy.

Taste: A pretty sweet and fairly spicy tasting take on a Belgian IPA. Solid taste of Belgian yeast that lingers throughout with some cloves and pepper spices. Citrus orange, grapefruit, lemon, apricot, and banana. Solid presence of candied sugar and a little hints of honey. Also some grassy barnyard funk. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Slick and fairly juicy. Sweet but finishes somewhat dry. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on the style. Good fruity candy flavor that avoids becoming too syrupy. Solid presence of yeasty spice.

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of cubsfanjace
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Hopinho
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Keemohoppy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium to slightly bigger off white head slowly decides to settle above a slightly thicker particle filled straw golden colored beer.

Slight citrus and some spices in the aroma of this IPA.

Some lesser spices come through very well in the taste of this beer which has a nod towards the citrus.

A slight dryish aftertaste without much taste remaining with medium bodied beer.

A kind of like the light spices that come through in the taste of this beer.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.