Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.18/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bomber to a standard pint glass.
*Notes taken from 10/14/12
Pumped to find a nice cache of this one still lingering about in SoCal. I thought I had missed out altogether. Better late than never as they say.
A: Super IPA pours a chill-hazed orange tinted caramel color. Bubbly with a thin egg-white head. Stay is a bit minimal but leaves some nice cascading sheets of cling down the glass.
S: Smells herbal with dank pine and some pink grapefruit. There is a firm caramel malt sweetness about the aroma that carries through. A nice nose but seems a little on the softer side for a triple dry-hopped brew.
T: Flavors are nice and hoppy with some intense grapefruit flesh, expressive pine, and danky herbals. There is a nice long lasting bitterness that peaks mid palate. Has an unexpected amount of caramel sweetness to it but with just enough drying to avoid cloying. Alcohol is really well incorporated at 9%ABV and gives off just a slight warming sensation. Real nice.
M: Medium feel with a nice consistent carbonation and bit of a crisp dry snap to it. Finish is just a touch on the wetter side. A slight pucker but no hard astringency. Long linger of hop bitters and residual sugars.
D: A pretty tasty DIPA even with some time on it. Not exactly “Super” but darn good and might be my fav NB beer thus far. Has a bit more caramel sweetness than I prefer with some residual sugary bits however still balanced well.
Reminded me a lot like Bad Boy in a bottle so yeah check this one out.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 19:31:49 | More by Nugganooch
More User Reviews:
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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