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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

818 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 31
Gots: 36 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

RWNay, Apr 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark gold with a persistent albeit flat head. Complex, spicy, grassy aroma with notes cinnamon fades to an aroma of cooked canned vegetables. Tastes a little better than it smells. Nicely peppery and spicy hop flavors mingle well with Belgian yeast esters, but the lingering aroma of cooked cauliflower lingers and spoils it a bit. I do appreciate the lean body and dry finish though.

marcobrau, Feb 04, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Exceedingly unbalanced. Nice IPA-type aroma from the hops. But the Belgian yeast that is much touted produces rather horrifying phenolic assault on the mouth. It is a medicinal, peppery, sting that accentuates the bitterness all down the tongue. It detracts from, rather than adds to, the character of the beer. The finish is unpleasant. Bitter, spicy, and lingering.

I don't get much of the fruit character from this, which both the hops and many Belgian type yeasts will contribute.

On the plus side, it has 7% abv which is hardly noted at all. Exceedingly smooth for the alcohol content.

This is a puzzling combination that comes across as confused, chaotic, and isn't well suited together.

Living816, Sep 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

beerbrains, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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TexAggie011, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Moose90, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.