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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

820 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 31
Gots: 37 | 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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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Belgo IPA is very good. The beer pours clear golden with foamy white head that is leaving a lace in my tulip glass. The scent carries spice, hints of bitter citrus with touches of sweet Belgium malts. The taste starts with a zip of spice then a hoppy bitter citrus and sweet malt takes over and then a peppery finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium body with decent carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer.

WoodBrew, Jan 26, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"Friday night and the lights are low; Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe, looking for a place to BelGO. Get in on bottle-conditioned beats and hop aroma blasts as India Pale Ale grooves with Belgian yeast." Available occasionally in 6 packs in the Atlanta area, I picked this up as part of the Fall 2012 folly pack. Date on the bottle is 09 December 2012.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my New Belgium Globe glass. Served at 50º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy off-white head with good retention and medium, flecked lacing. Body color is a golden orange with a heavy haziness and plenty of small-bubble carbonation. Density and head quality are all above what I expected for the style. Appearance is solid. 4.5

(Smell) Belgian biscuity malts, medium citrus hops aroma and bitterness, a dash of spicy rye, citrus ream, belgian yeast spices and a note of alcohol. A mild mustiness throughout but nothing overwhelming, it plays a compliment to the other notes. Hop presence is medium, although the potency of the yeast characteristics prevail most notably, and the spice and bread hit the nose strongest. Not the most appealing aroma for the style, as I'd have preferred a little subtler yeast characteristic, but the aroma is plentiful and appealing overall with plenty of malt, hop and yeast character. 3.5

(Taste) Flavor is largely consistent throughout; a spiced malt blend with a medium-thick bready consistency and a mellow citrus hop character throughout. Bitterness is medium, just enough to round out the flavor, and paired with the yeast spice and fruit is more than enough to round out the malt character. Balance is slightly bitter and spicy, with the sharpest notes prevailing, especially the strong, long-lasting citrusy hop finish. The malt base is actually perfect, but more challenging than usual to find with all the yeast and hop character density. Despite some challenges with balance, the flavor is busy and vibrant overall. An exciting flavor for the Belgian IPA fan. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Mild carbonation with a touch of creaminess, some slight chewiness and a semi-dry spiced finish with some citrus pith. Body is medium/heavy for the style, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is medium. Texture is very good paired with the flavor, not too busy. Enjoyable. 4.25

(Overall) The flavors of this Belgian IPA are bold and vibrant throughout. There's no shallow characters to be had here, as the yeast and the hop notes provide a lot of character and lead the flavor of the entire beer. The malt profile, while substantial in its own right, becomes overshadowed by the yeast and hop character, and the beer runs somewhat more bitter than sweet. Overall, I'm quite impressed with the flavor in this beer. Even in it's intensity, it manages to maintain interest and drinkability. 4

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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.