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Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

317 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 32
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 11-03-2011)
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emilylee

California

4/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2012 17:18:42 | More by emilylee
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2012 20:07:38 | More by mhaugo
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind a thick frothy ring around the glass and some lace.

S - Aroma is full of piney, earthy, and citrus hops with a touch of sweet malt in the background.

T - Starts off with some fresh earthy and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some stronger pine notes come through with some more bitterness and a touch of sweet malt. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and earthy hop flavors with a bit of sweet malt.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, resiny, and earthy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good level of hop flavor with nice complexity and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 04:22:44 | More by ngeunit1
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KevdoggNasty


4/5  rDev 0%

03-28-2012 04:49:43 | More by KevdoggNasty
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Reed

Kansas

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I think this is my favorite beer. I don't know a whole lot about beers, and have not drank quite that many. I have been drinking different IPA's for about 8 months now, and this takes the cake by far. It is the most bitter IPA I have tried, and it has the greatest aroma out of any beer I have ever tried. It is one of the hoppiest beers I have tried also, and I have been trying lots of doubles and a few triples. I think the aroma is what did it for me. It smells very sweet, but has almost no direct sweetness to it. To me, it is most like hop stoopid, except a much higher caliber. Hop stoopid was the closest taste I have found to it, but will not do it justice.

I am typing this review as i drink a Firestone Double Jack. The Firestone deff made my top 5, and is one of the few IPA's I will buy again.

I keep at least 2 Fresh Hop IPA's in my fridge at all times. Go try it!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 05:10:22 | More by Reed
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Johnfitts


3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2012 17:27:05 | More by Johnfitts
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev 0%

03-20-2012 00:54:26 | More by illini4x4
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Taco Mac Decatur January 5, 2012. 16 Ounce Pour.

(Appearance) pours a deep golden yellow with a medium thick surface cover solid white in color. Beer is very clear, thoroughly filtered. lots of spritely carbonation is present. Appearance is nice for an IPA. 3.5

(Smell) Mostly wet spicy hop aroma with a hint of citrus fruit. Lesser malt body. Potency is a medium. Aroma is decent. 3.5

(Taste) Bread like malts compliment a mildly spicy wet hop flavor to make a heavy body of flavor. Malt heavy beer with little defining aftertaste or bitter qualities. Enjoyable balance And highly drinkable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Mildly crisp and slightly chewy. Light-medium body. Well concealed alcohol. Carbonation and texture pairs well with the taste and style. 4

(Overall) A very good wet hopped IPA- one of the best of the styles I have tried yet. There's a good balance and decent accessibility to this beer. Get it before it's gone! 4

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2012 00:19:23 | More by Jadjunk
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jtd335

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-17-2012 23:50:50 | More by jtd335
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

03-15-2012 04:41:29 | More by strongaf
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

03-14-2012 23:14:46 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-12-2012 18:49:01 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The body was clear, deep straw color with orange highlights. The eggshell white head was over two fingers and left nice sheets of lacing. A healthy cap remained throughout. Beautiful.

The smell was piney. Very aromatic and enticing. I buried my nose in the glass repeatedly.

The taste was oranges and pine needles. Leafy, organic, crispy hops! Caramel maltiness gave a nice contract to the flavorful hops. Intense flavor but not harsh. Drying finish. I would compare this to Surly Furious (from memory). Good stuff.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with adequate, full carbonation and a smooth finish in the mouth. Solid overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 15:29:14 | More by Cresant
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-08-2012 13:05:13 | More by vfgccp
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2012 07:51:20 | More by javiernano
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into an 8 ounce snifter

A- Clearish golden orange with a nice 1 finger foamy head.
S- Smells incredibly fresh as the name even implies. Tons of citrus like pineapple, mango, grapefruit and orange. A light caramel backbone to it. Very pleasant stuff here.
T- This has a ton of hop character to it. It starts off sweet and with a nice caramel flavor, then it coats your entire mouth with a dank sticky hop flavor. The hop flavors are very well blended, there is a ton of citrus flavors like grapefruit and mango. A little piney flavor and some astringency. Excellent bitterness in this beer, 70 IBU's so its not that much for an IPA but the hop flavors are so dominant I would think it would be higher. There is a very smooth caramel flavor and a nice breaddy feel to the beer.
M- This beer has a full feel to it and does a great job coating my mouth with flavors. It also is not a very light beer and is kind of filling. It leaves my mouth feeling somewhat dry and me feeling thirsty. The aftertaste is hoppy and a little bitter but that's what Im here for.
O- This is a surprise for me, I knew that I was going to like this beer but I didn't know anything about it. It has an amazing hop profile and has the freshest taste I have ever experienced. Doesn't hurt that the bottle is also fresh. I like just about everything about this beer; The aroma, the taste, the bottle art, and its also priced somewhat competitively. I highly recommend this beer for anybody who appreciates a hoppy brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 11:10:46 | More by TwelveOunces
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bthomas

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-01-2012 10:20:21 | More by bthomas
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head, decent retention and nice lacing on a clear golden with a slight crimson hue body.

S: very crisp mildly musty pine and light citrus hop aroma with herbal notes.

T: the fresh hops are obvious, a little watery but expected. Mostly pine, grassy and earthy.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very smooth easy to drink IPA. Fairly typical fresh hop IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 06:33:16 | More by kylehay2004
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cps98

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Poured a nice light orange with a fluffy pillows of white head. Head retention was really good with this one and the lacing was really nice.

S – Sweet hop aroma is very dominant. Citrus (lemon rind) and pine are present in the nose.

T – The bitterness of the hops is present but there was something sweet lingering around and I pegged it at apricot.

M – Lots of carbonation on this one which adds to that bite on the tongue. Medium bodied and really smooth.

O – Overall a nice IPA, not overboard with the hops. Wish I would have tried it as soon as I bought it.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 14:35:14 | More by cps98
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cheesetoast


2/5  rDev -50%

02-28-2012 20:33:35 | More by cheesetoast
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PaulMc

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2012 02:44:36 | More by PaulMc
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2012 07:14:10 | More by shelby415
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep yellow gold with a solid fluffy white head that is slow to fade
S: smells very citrusy but more of a grapefruit rind kind of smell and a slight pine as well. Sweetness from the malt struggles to come through
T: Very resinous and herbal at the front with a slight pine in the flavor. Malt battles back the hop flavors with some caramel sweetness before another dose of hops makes an appearance. Aftertaste is more herbal goodness with some malt sweetness that is quick to fade and leaves you wanting more
M: prickly carbonation and medium bodied so pretty well done. Beer feels slick and smooth
O: This beer is sure to please an IPA lover like myself. I wouldn't search it out but I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again when it comes out next.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 04:22:31 | More by SHODriver
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dpmacd

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2012 06:56:07 | More by dpmacd
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nickfl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with two fingers of bone white foam on top of a clear, golden colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves thick, sticky lace on the glass.

S - A pungent aroma of pine and sweaty hops with some grapefruit in the background.

T - Pine and sweaty hops up front with some light bready malt. A hint of toffee in the middle with more pine and some sweaty character in the middle. Finishes with light lemony character, pine hops and moderate bitterness to balance the bready malt.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - The aroma is very nice and it has a good balance between the malt and the hops with just enough malt to keep it drinkable but not enough to get in the way of the hops. Unfortunately it has a lack of hop flavor that I have found to be typical of wet hop IPAs, where the excellent aroma is not backed up by the same level of hoppy goodness in the flavor profile

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:42:59 | More by nickfl
Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.