Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This just arrived in Indianapolis this past weekend.
Super IPA pours a light bodied, very clear and polished copper in color with a soapy one finger head. It certainly smells fresh. The nose is very bright and pungent. It features a good amount of citrusy hop character with a light, slightly sweet malt backbone with a slight oniony hop finish and a touch of alcohol. Having had a few great IPAs from Alpine, you can tell that they had plenty of influence on this beer. The flavors are somewhat restrained but still very fresh. There is a good citrusy hop presence that resonates throughout drinking the beer. The onions are ever so slight in the finish, but they don't take away from the beer. At first, the alcohol was moderate but as you progress it seems to fade. Perhaps the best part of the beer is the approachability due to mouthfeel. It drinks light in body compared to other DIPAs but also makes this one quite drinkable. The 9% isn't present at all. This beer satisifies a DIPA lover's thirst for hops while still being balanced enough to be approachable for the masses. You really could drink a couple of these by yourself and get yourself into trouble. Overall this was a really nice beer and a great collaboration.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2012 22:04:21 | More by aasher
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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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