Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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4.88/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It has been quite a while since I have had a nice, super fresh IPA. I stopped by Brawleys in Charlotte NC and picked up a bottle of this from Mike.
Pours a perfect dark straw color with a billowy, thick, puffy white head that leaves generous amounts of lacing. The retention is unbelievable; the head stays about two fingers thick for nearly fice minutes and remains one finger thick for quite a bit longer.
Aroma is just as an IPA should be; hoppy. Citrus hops balanced with some piney hops. Very floral as well as hints of roses, strawberries, lime, orange peel, all are present.
This one just gets better in each category. I cant remember the las t beer I had that tasted "perfect" for me. Plenty of bitterness with the caramel sweetness taking a back seat, yet not too far gone as to not add any balance to the beer. Perfectly balanced with hoppiness and sweetness. More floralness in the flavor. Bitterness packs a punch and is almost like sucking on a lemon rind. Kind of resiny and oily but I dont mind that one bit.
This one blew me away. An absolutely remarkable beer that could have just made my top 5 of all time. Truly outstanding! Simple yet complex.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2012 18:36:13 | More by SaCkErZ9
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