Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From 22 oz bomber into a tulip.
A-Quite clear. The color is copper tinted gold. The one-finger head is pretty thin and off-white to tan. It died quickly, but left a decent cap that hung around for a while.
S-Sweet hops. Almost lush and tropical with some nice pineapple notes. There is citrus, but I would say more orange than lemon. I didn't pick up much alcohol. There is a slight earthy note underneath all the sweetness, and a hint of spice.
T-Taste mostly follows the smell. Not much malt for me, but some serious pineapple and mildly earthy (sage, pine and onion?) hop flavors. There is some alcohol spice/heat as the beer warms up, but I thought this balanced the sweetness. I found this brew to be pretty well-balanced, but I like the sweeter things in life...so take my assessment with a grain of salt.
M-enjoyable and drinkable, but not memorable. This brew had lighter carbonation and medium body. Was not resinous when compared to others, e.g., Pliny.
O-I liked this beer quite a bit. It's no Pliny, but has a similar nose and flavor profile. If you like the sweeter side of hops and want a nice drinking IPA to finish off your summer, I would recommend checking this out.
PS--I also had this on tap, but did not take notes. My recollection of the smell, taste, and mouthfeel for the tap version are also positive.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2012 04:15:08 | More by spoony
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