Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dude, how could I not pick up anything in my area with the name "Alpine Brewing" on it?
Served in a Mad Elf tulip.
A: Poured impeccably clear and glistening with gold. The head was sticky, mildly off-white, and carried about 2-3 fingers worth.
S: Pow hop pine bomb! This wasn't of the typical leafy variety I've had so much of here lately. This was much more pine cone with cinnamon!
T: I think the sort of cinnamon quality is what sets this apart. Sure, this one begins like a really nice DIPA, but the spice content sticks to the palate like glue. After a few more sips, I started to get a bit more "clean cotton" undertow that was absolutely divine!
M: The pine could have easily strayed into solvent territory, but it never did. I honestly would have guessed no greater than 7% ABV on this one, but alas... this is 9%! The lacing was ridiculous.
O: Yes, I do consider myself a hero for getting an "Alpine" brew outside of San Diego.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 18:46:01 | More by Chaney
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4.68/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Reviewing from notes - had this one on 11/3/12. This came in the typical Lips of Faith 22 oz. bomber. The pour revealed a clear and bright golden orange body. The white head left plenty of sticky lace.
The smell was citrus and pine. Earthy and leafy with hard candy qualities. A bit pungent like B.O. (in a good way) with floral notes too. Tobacco leaves and bread crust. Such a robust and complex aroma!
The taste was tropical fruits and marmalade. Some malt sweetness but the bitterness wins here. Citrus pith and aspirin. So tasty and complex. I would love to have this as a regular offering!
The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Dialed right in the sweet spot.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2013 15:54:39 | More by Cresant
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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