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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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MFauver35

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

08-01-2012 02:25:03 | More by MFauver35
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mtrain237

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-08-2012 11:27:54 | More by mtrain237
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2012 17:13:18 | More by sammo
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-22-2012 18:55:20 | More by Thehopluver
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-13-2012 22:14:06 | More by Zbrown2307
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2012 00:05:05 | More by Hanzo
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle obtained from a shop in Fort Collins and enjoyed in my hotel room on a recent trip. Light amber hue with a thin and lightly bubbled white head. Classic American hop flavors - pine, citrus peels, and fresh cut flowers. Hops are actually slightly muted by a slather of caramel malt and bread crust. The flavors are all nice, but the beer lacks that sticky, resinous, hop smack that I expect from a fresh hop beer. A little more dryness would help too.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 17:25:51 | More by bump8628
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Beer_Runner


4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No enjoy by date.
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.

A: It poures to a one-finger beige head that soon disapates to a thin layer after a few minutes. The brew is golden with an orange hue.

S: It has a pleasant citrus aroma with just a hint of bready sweetness.

T: First, there is some sweet bready malt followed by a strong burst of citrus and earthy hops along with some alcohal heat. The strong hops and alcohal create a good solid bite.

M: It has a medium body with some carbonation and it is just a little creamy.

O: This is a very good IPA. The malt in the begining is quickly replaced with a citrus hops kick. The bite in this beer makes it different. It is a nice bite, but not over the top.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 23:53:55 | More by Beer_Runner
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KevinTK


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-30-2012 15:09:56 | More by KevinTK
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-25-2012 15:09:40 | More by Hopmodium
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Giovacchini

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden amber color with a frothy white one finger head.

S- pungent floral hops, pine, tropical fruits, and citrus.

T- nice acidic hop flavors, subtle maltiness, pine, pineapple, and grapefruit.

M- nice lingering bitterness and slippery oily mouthfeel. Alcohol heat going down.

O- Nice IPA from NB! Its nice that NB brewed an American style ale for a change. This a very nice hop packed single ipa with a wonderful bouquet of hop aromas.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 23:26:22 | More by Giovacchini
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Dope

Massachusetts

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

A: Pours a clear amber. Huge fluffy white head adorns it. Fades slowly, leaving nice spiderweb lacing everywhere.

S: Citrus and bitter grapefruit with a bit of a caramel malt backing. Resinous.

T: Big grapefruit hit up front. Orange and caramel in the middle, finishes with a bitter resin flourish. A bit minty, maybe lemongrass in there?

M: Medium body, carbonation is pretty dead on. A bit astringent like a lot of fresh hop beers.

O: A tasty fresh/wet hop beer for sure. Decent complexity and balance. Nothing stands out as earth shattering but it's quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 05:31:51 | More by Dope
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks nice and the nose is very good as well (at first). It seems to strike as too salty and one dimensional at first, but seems to mellow out as time goes on. Or maybe I am too buzzed to really be able to tell the difference. Overall, it's not too shabby. I have to wonder how good fresh hopped ales can really be on a mass production level. All of the ones that really blew me away were small times producers and all of the larger breweries can't produce quite the same. Anyways. This is a pretty good fresh hopped ipa. I definitely wouldn't mind going and getting a few more to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:25:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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DocJitsu

California

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear golden with an eggshell foamy head. The beer has excellent head retention and Guiness-like lace rings as it is consumed. The bouquet is dominated by fresh cascade hop flowers. The lovely resiny hop aroma is reminiscent of every home brewer's favorite part of the brewing process--opening those packets of hop pellets or flowers. The mouthfeel is fantastic. That perfect combination of cotton on the front of the tongue and light carbonation burn on the back. Alternative pine, ripe fruit, and tart citrus. It finishes with a perfumy hoppiness that is less intrusive on the palate than many in this style. In fact, this beer looks and drinks like an APA. Its flavor is just a little thin for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 04:16:22 | More by DocJitsu
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a clear golden pour with lots of fluffy white head. tons of lacing. smells hoppy as heck! mainly cascade (?) hops, honey, amber malt, pine, grass. a bit bitter up front followed by a sweet malty backbone. hints of earth, citrus, pine, honey, grapefruit, slight smoked flavor. medium bodied, creamy on the roof of the mouth, mild carbonation. a very tasty, refreshing IPA. definitely fresh with the hop smell and flavor. i'd have this be a go-to ipa if we had this in our area. very well balanced, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 12:16:51 | More by facundoCNB
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bomber from Lee's in Las Vegas NV for 5.99

Appearance - Clear amber colour with a large size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, mango

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is a bit grapefruit, apricot, pineapple and some mango. Lots of tropical fruitiness. It ends with a fruity sweet aftertaste with a medium amount of hop bitterness.

Overall - I couldn't find a freshness date on this bottle and I suspect it is a little old. But still, the flavours were delicious and it has a great lip smacking west coast hoppy/fruity flavour. I'd drink it again anytime.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 17:00:58 | More by spinrsx
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

04-29-2012 11:49:58 | More by Kevin79
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Mora2000

Texas

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

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. (This is reviewed from notes, it was drank fresh).

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and orange notes from the hops, as well as a hint of biscuit malt. The aroma is very fresh smelling. The flavor is full of big, resinous and sticky pine notes, with a little bit of orange citrus. There is also some bread from the malt and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 03:50:01 | More by Mora2000
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HurricaneCamille


4/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2012 00:19:24 | More by HurricaneCamille
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countchunkula


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-26-2012 20:07:45 | More by countchunkula
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Ajax84

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2012 16:48:01 | More by Ajax84
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SLeffler27

New York

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 21:54:15 | More by SLeffler27
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ficklenicholas

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-17-2012 05:06:00 | More by ficklenicholas
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2012 02:44:23 | More by avisong
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 16:39:24 | More by nimrod979
Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.