Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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4.55/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look! Up in the glass…
This beer came with some hype and I’ve been eager to see if it delivers. Purchased and enjoyed in October, 2012, so I’m assuming it’s still fresh.
Visually this brew is appealing. I get a warm light tan-golden colored brew with a big cottony layer of foam atop. The foam hangs around for a while releasing this great hop bouquet of straw and citrus atop a whisper of tropical fruit. I’m harboring a guess here but I’d say there’s some Armadillo and Simcoe at play, with a touch of Citra for the mango and pineapple notes. (Like I said, this is just a guess based on what little I know about hops. But one I make with more confidence than I would have a year ago!)
Tastes great—it has a definite bitterness with a solid malt edge. The body holds up to the hops’ assertiveness, and the hop flavors come across in a way that allows their nuances to shine. I get the hints of straw and light citrus mingled in with some pine, more so than the tropical fruit which I found in the aroma. Finishes clean and bitter without being a palate-wrecking IPA. Alcohol is barely noticeable despite being 9%. I’ll be honest, I enjoyed this one immensely.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 01:14:37 | More by elNopalero
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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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