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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

821 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 30
Gots: 38 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A-The brew is mostly golden colored and clear. There was a nice, two-finger head of white foam that left great lacing and rings on the glass as I consumed.

S-The beer had a floral, sweet, hoppy whiff at first with a little bit of white pepper and yeast. Those hops had just a touch of funk underneath.

T-The taste was not quite as floral or impressive as the smell, but similar. A quick hit of slightly resinous and floral hops up front is followed by mildly sweet yeast and biscuit on the finish.

M-The brew has creamy, fine carbonation and a medium body.

O-This was a decent beer, but a touch on the sweet and yeasty side of the style for me. The hops and yeast work well together here, but I found myself wanting a drier, crisper feel and a little more prick from the carbonation. High marks for the lacing, however.

spoony, Dec 08, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

oberon, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of steelerguy
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

steelerguy, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Bitzer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Bitzer, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

danthehopslamman, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Jason, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

Billolick, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dcevans, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of westcott
4/5  rDev +6.4%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of NOLTERN
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

NOLTERN, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

NilocRellim, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mkrass, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Bike2work
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bike2work, May 02, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

MattyG85, May 28, 2012
Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jminch, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of cubsfanjace
4/5  rDev +6.4%

cubsfanjace, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Hopinho
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopinho, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev +13%

wo87810, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +6.4%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
Photo of Keemohoppy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Keemohoppy, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev +6.4%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +6.4%

richkrull, May 22, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  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.

LXIXME, Sep 29, 2013
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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.