Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - This cloudy orange brew is topped with a small white head that, upon swirling, deposits a lot of really nice and finely bubbled lace on the glass. The lace looks like it will stick around long after the brew is gone.
S - Pineapple, pink lemonade, bubblegum, and canned mixed fruit. Nice yeast behind all of that sweet smelling fruitiness. Hint of pepper. Fruitcake with some pineapple rings in the mix. Bubble Tape and Big League Chew. More typical grapefruit and pine as it warms. Really complex, but falls short of amazing. Conflicting aromas seem a bit strange, but I can't stop smelling it.
T - Fruity, fruity, fruity. Pound cake doused in Dole canned pineapple juice. Doesn't really strike me as "Belgian-style" per se, but there is quite a bit going on here. Very sweet.
M - Medium bodied, but very creamy. Finishes hoppy, astringent, and quite dry. A little whiff of alcohol lets you know what you're in for.
This is a very odd beast. Tropical sugary fruit and some American hop notes of bitter citrus with a hint of pine on the back end. Weird and interesting, but not outstanding. Seems a bit bizarre.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 07:12:47 | More by pmcadamis
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3.89/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From my tasting notes: The Belgo Belgian Style IPA poured a dark gold with a white head. I let it sit and warm to allow all of the flavors and aromas to reveal themselves. You get the signature Belgian yeast aroma of sweet cloves and bananas with a bit of hops as well. The taste was complex with the Belgian yeast hitting you first with the bitter hops on the back end. The mouthfeel was creamy smooth on this well balanced beer which made the Belgo dangerously easy to drink considering its 8% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2013 18:53:33 | More by brurevu
Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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