Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by HalfFull:
4/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 'Super IPA', perhaps a new category along with Red and White versions? Or perhaps Goliath was pleased by David's offering? Still, an Alpine style offering on a New Belgium scale requires serious investigation.
Poured from a stardard painted bomber into a globe glass, a New Belgium globe glass even. The pour is nearly clear and golden with just a hint of haze. A half inch of sticky lace settles slowly.
Aroma is a bit soapy at first, segueing to some tropical and melon components. More pine and resin with warming and a deep inhalation. Offers a similar citric component and pine bitterness to many an Alpine brew, yet this brew offers unfamiliar hops on the aroma to a degree.
Flavor is creamy with a pleasant carbonation and a gentle citric malt and hop delivery. Feel, bittering and finish is more traditional of an Alpine brew. The aroma, while nice, is somewhat more far afield. Not far from Pure Hoppiness in most ways. Drink it up as this is how we roll in San Diego..
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2012 04:11:07 | More by HalfFull
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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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