Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by teromous:
3.03/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A: It has a nice golden appearance, with a fluffy white head. The lacing is very nice. Substantially clear.
S: I get immediate hop scents, in the form of mostly citrus. There's a funky smell to this, borders on mold. I'm not saying it's moldy, just that there is a smell...it doesn't have a rotten or bad smell...it just has this presence that mold smells like. I don't pick up too much of that "Belgian yeast" scent or esters.
T: The flavor is a bit heavier than other Belgian IPAs. There is a lot of grain flavor in this beer, with some background of candy-like flavors. The hop bitterness is towards the back, and not overpowering. The taste seems to be a bit unbalanced though. I appreciate that the alcohol is hidden in this beer.
M: The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than what I expected. The bitterness is good in the mouth, and the carbonation is good as well. The beer just does not feel dry enough. It's unfortunate.
O: Overall I thought it wasn't too bad of a beer. The beer tastes like a close approximation of a Belgian IPA, but just doesn't quite hit the mark. I probably wouldn't drink it again. It's better than many beers out there, but it just tastes unfinished!
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2012 22:27:03 | More by teromous
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