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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

831 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 831
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
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:
Beer added by: iSip on 10-07-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Maudite snifter.

A- Very pale translucent straw color. Not a ton of head but the lacing on the glass is all over.

S- Pine, citrus, a bit of the Belgian yeast. Smells very nice.

T- Pine, grapefruit, resin. The bitterness works so well with the Belgian yeast. Very nice balance.

M- Nicely carbonated and very smooth. 7% abv is nowhere to be seen.

O- Definitely a favorite of mine. I like the way the citrusy hops work together with the yeast and wheat-like characters.

Photo of rajendra82
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The amber colored body was clear, and the head was one finger thick. The smell was quite hoppy, with clean grapefruit aroma. The Belgian yeast showed up in hints of banana, clove, and orange peel. The taste was not quite as layered as the smell. I could taste some white pepper, hay, rock candy, and lemon peel. The body felt a touch watered down and thin. The hops lingered in the finish. an easy drinking take on this emerging style.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jkanavel
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale straw, crystal clear, not much head, nor head retention. Its whatever.

S: Clove, allspice, yeasty, sweet, bananas, hop funk on the back

T: Sweet, tempered by a good dose of bitterness. Very complex and yeasty. So nice.

M: Nice carbonation here, pretty heavy. Very refreshing medium bodied brew.

O: I love it. If I've ever had a gripe with Belgian beers its that they are unbalanced in terms of alcohol presence and maltiness. This very hoppy belgian style addresses that problem. Balance is perfect imho, and the high carbonation makes this feel like you're drinking something much more relaxed than an old world beer.


Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kenzak
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden-orange, 1 and a half finger bone white fluffy head, good amount of lacing.

S - Tons of spices, belgian yeast, light funk & tart, light fruit, barely any hop presence.

T - Light hops, subtle mango/pineapple, herbs, spices, belgian yeast, peppery finish.

M - Moderate-high carbonation, medium body.

O - Okay, probably won't have this again.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Dunkelhund
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of therope
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of speter
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Slightly amber gold with a three-finger fluffy white head that is persistent and leaves good lacing. There is a definite hop haze as well.

S: Lemon zest, citrusy hops and a hint of Belgian yeast. Overall, however, the smell is rather muted and it requires quite a bit of swirling to bring up the scents.

T: Rather muted. There is definite citrus hop flavor, but the Belgian aspects are nowhere to be found (aside from the citrus in, say, a Belgian wit). There is a good deal of balance, but a lack of complexity or development. The aftertaste is surprisingly long-lasting, so that is a plus. (3.25 if I could)

M: Richly carbonated. A good lupulin coating on the tongue after this one.

O: Not a bad IPA, but not very Belgian, and not too much out of the run of the mill.

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sinewave
5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wide flute glass.. Amber, transparent with a two fingers of white head. Great lacing.

Amazing smell. Pine, lemon, malt undertone and hint of banana. Really good and unique profile.

Sharp grapefruit taste, lemon too. A short malt flavor attempts a breakthrough to no avail. The bitterness is gripping well after the drink.

Soft texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.

Superbly made beer. It was really a wonder to drink. The combinations of taste, smell and mouthfeel are one-offs.

Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.