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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

813 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 35 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: iSip on 10-07-2011)
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Reviews by lancecenter:
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lancecenter

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

A - Light amber color, fairly cloudy, moderate amount of head, good retention, excellent lacing.

S - Phenols, esters, and pepper nicely balances the piney hops.

T - Piney hops with a bit of a sweet Belgian undertone.

M - The least impressive part of this brew. Maybe too much carbonation and too watery of a finish.

O - Very drinkable beer. I think I'll have another!

11-19-2011 04:49:21 | More by lancecenter
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

10-23-2011 20:38:06 | More by oberon
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joemetric

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2014 16:53:41 | More by joemetric
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steelerguy

New York

3.58/5  rDev -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.

12-08-2011 23:25:28 | More by steelerguy
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Bitzer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-09-2011 23:40:02 | More by Bitzer
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-17-2013 18:20:02 | More by danthehopslamman
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

12-23-2011 04:27:00 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

09-08-2012 15:47:32 | More by Billolick
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2011 18:52:20 | More by dcevans
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westcott

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-28-2013 13:24:33 | More by westcott
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NOLTERN

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2013 21:06:49 | More by NOLTERN
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-06-2012 15:46:16 | More by NilocRellim
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mkrass

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2012 23:29:18 | More by mkrass
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Bike2work


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2012 14:19:26 | More by Bike2work
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

05-28-2012 05:09:34 | More by MattyG85
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-04-2012 20:32:32 | More by jminch
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2013 22:50:40 | More by doremite
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cubsfanjace

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-13-2012 04:12:28 | More by cubsfanjace
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Hopinho

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 00:57:32 | More by Hopinho
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-23-2013 22:30:15 | More by wo87810
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-26-2013 02:21:13 | More by timontheroad
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Keemohoppy

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2011 17:02:52 | More by Keemohoppy
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TimMack

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-02-2012 08:27:56 | More by TimMack
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-22-2013 15:12:24 | More by richkrull
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

09-29-2013 22:34:56 | More by LXIXME
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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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