Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Tilley4:
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up on a recent trip to Nashville...
Poured into my Founders tulip...
Fresh pungent burst of dank piney hops with a tinge of onion/garlic which I usually detest but it isn't overpowering here... It's a role player but not the lead role player if you get my drift... Maybe a little orange going on here as well... It's definitely pungent... Not getting any of the 9% either...
This beer means business from the first sip... Very prevalent piney hops with only a hint of the aforementioned onion/garlic and a big burst of bitterness reminiscent of orange zest... That being said, the sweetness of the malts seems to keep this from being a one trick pony... At 9%, the alcohol is surprisingly absent from the flavors and it's a little disconcerting... I'm glad I have only one of these as were there 2.... well.... It's the rest of the afternoon snoozing on the couch... Packs a wallop but you wouldn't know it from the taste...
A very good effort from both breweries here... I concur with previous opinions that this should be at least seasonal.... It's very well done and delicious....
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2012 17:48:54 | More by Tilley4
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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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