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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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Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Skye1024, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

MFauver35, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

avisong, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

emilylee, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Gonzoillini, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear yellow-gold color with decent head, good retention, and spotty lacing.

Smell is floral and citrus hops with a touch of bready malt.

The taste is hop heavy with orange pith, pineapple, and a light resinous touch. The malt tones the bitterness down just a tad, but it leaves my tongue nice and dry.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Good carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good IPA and definitely quenches a hop thirst.

Vonerichs, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

DirtBoy929, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

sammo, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

gonzoechoes, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a kiss of orange and a frothy white head that leaves small bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops. A bit of fruits and malts come through as well.

Tastes of a solid wave of hops with a nice malt base. Hops lead of with citrus, pines, and a bit of tropical fruits. Hops have that slick oily feel. Malts roll in and add some caramel sweetness with some toasted bread notes. A fair amount of bitterness, but this does feel very balanced for an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly creamy amount of carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a surprise and a good IPA that has some good qualities to it.

ocelot2500, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

Absolut, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

ChrisPro, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This just hit Indianapolis on Friday.

This beer pours a light bodied goldish copper in color with a two finger bright white, soapy head. I can pick out the amarillo and centennial hops in the nose but can't pick out the cascade. Regardless, that means that it's well balanced. The nose is both light and soft. The flavor consists of fresh, slightly dry hops with moderate bitterness. I get more centennial than anything. The finish is light and slightly sweet. It isn't overly dry and is quite refreshing. Overall this is a fine example of a fresh hop IPA. New Belgium did really well and I'm glad they made this part of their Lips of Faith series. It was well worth the $6.99.

aasher, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

mrwelk, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

kristougher, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

bluetrevian, Dec 05, 2011
Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.