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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 32
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Ajax84, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours clear dark amber with abundant streaming carbonation continuously building a one-inch fluffy white head that lasts a long while and coats the glass with lacing.

The aroma is clean and fresh pine sap and delivers on its name!

Crisp grapefruit is simply done well. The finish is long and bitter, though tame. Warmth brings out spearmint flavors.

Medium body and appropriate carbonation with light alcohol and a dry finish.

A surprisingly good sipping beer given that it is an IPA. This works well with food or while enjoying an afternoon with friends. This one is definitely worth of a spot in the regular lineup.

SLeffler27, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ficklenicholas, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

avisong, Apr 17, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

Bomber with some bad ass labeling. Pours a clear orangish golden color with an enormous almost three finger white head. Great retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Tons of citrusy, floral hops. Lots of delicious aromas. Piney resin notes as well.

Delicious juicy citrusy hops. Grapefruit, with some leafy oily hop resin. A little malt sweetness but it's a hop bomb. Bitter dry finish.

Smooth and creamy. Perfect carbonation. Great mouthfeel and excellent bitterness. I love it's juicy hop bite you get at first. Probably my favorite so far from New Belgium.

nimrod979, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

emilylee, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

mhaugo, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

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.

ngeunit1, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Reed
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%

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!

Reed, Mar 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

illini4x4, Mar 20, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -3%

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

Jadjunk, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

jtd335, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

strongaf, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

SnatchyMcPants, Mar 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

Cresant, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

vfgccp, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +15.8%

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.

TwelveOunces, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

bthomas, Mar 01, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

kylehay2004, Mar 01, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

cps98, Feb 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50%

cheesetoast, Feb 28, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.