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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

808 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 31 | 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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Zkscharf

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-07-2013 01:34:08 | More by Zkscharf
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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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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-18-2013 01:54:53 | More by Zach122
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boku56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2013 22:53:55 | More by boku56
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2013 21:18:45 | More by mychalg9
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brurevu

Texas

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
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
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2013 19:30:04 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Cujo65

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-07-2013 18:28:06 | More by Cujo65
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-06-2013 14:20:47 | More by Gotti311
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-04-2013 11:24:19 | More by 2dogbrew
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 00:02:26 | More by ste5venla
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guldseth

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-28-2013 01:26:59 | More by guldseth
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Plastikdust

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-22-2013 21:08:00 | More by Plastikdust
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-11-2013 17:29:12 | More by scottwurst
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-09-2013 16:55:29 | More by Yoda22
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Parker9000

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-08-2013 23:22:29 | More by Parker9000
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mikerieder

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-08-2013 03:03:37 | More by mikerieder
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jimmyjazzercise

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-01-2013 04:56:17 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three-finger thick, light tan colored head; there is a nice layered, though thin, lacing pattern left on the sides of my glass as I slowly work my way through this beer. The beer is a dark gold / light amber color that shows an almost brilliantly clear, bright gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of spicy clove mixed in with fruity American type hops that lean towards lychee, pineapple, Juicy Fruit bubblegum and super ripe tangelo zest. My nose gets a bit too close to the foam and gets a little wet, which accentuates a dry cracker like, and pale grain husk character. The hops and yeast combine to produce touches of sweet ginger, fruity black pepper.

This has a nice spritzy carbonation; this accentuates some dry cracker like notes in the finish as well as supplying a carbonic bite to the end. The beer tastes sweet up front, much of this is brought out by the super fruit laden hop character and the clove / fruit notes from the yeast rather than from a lot of malt sweetness. Despite the sweetness this beer is fairly dry overall. There is a certain bitterness to this beer, it certainly has a bit, though I wouldn’t characterize it as overly bitter from an IPA standpoint. There is a dry, pale malt & cracker like character in the finish that lightly dusts the palate. The super hop fruit character from the nose is muted a bit in the flavor due to the dryness, but this is still a hop dominated beer. Lighter bodied and quaffable, though it still has some texture and viscosity to it; it has the perfect body for a regular IPA.

Not bad, as with most Belgian yeast fermented IPAs, the yeast character clashes a bit with the ample hop character; I find that a beer like this is better as the second or third (though I rarely get to that point) of an evening. Still, I will always have a hankering for a nice hoppy Belgian Ale and I am quite enjoying this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 02:52:19 | More by Gueuzedude
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-29-2013 23:28:35 | More by famous_mortimur
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 22:34:56 | More by LXIXME
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

I have never been one for India Pale Ales but after trying this one I might have to give them another try the Belgian yeast and also the really great smelling Hopsin they put in here give it a very India Pale Ale smell but unfortunately dissipates quickly after opening the taste the real winner here reminds me of great grapefruit cut grass and also a few other fruity notes probably from the east I will definitely be buying this. Little disappointed on the mouthfeel doesn't seem to last very long

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 14:55:28 | More by TownDunkel
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-24-2013 19:15:45 | More by Jame515
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-18-2013 18:03:15 | More by ROGUE16
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-12-2013 19:55:29 | More by beernads
Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.