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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing

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743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 58
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 08-04-2012)
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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

John's bottle from Lakeview in Chicago. Very good IPA though boozy. Smooth mouthffel even though hop forward. Tasty citrus with orange peel. Could be Citra though only Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe are listed. Dark yellow with a big head.Malted to give it backbone, just a great hop delivery system.

Sammy, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 38 Degrees Ale House in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a honey and herbal hop finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

djrn2, Aug 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

zestar, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

nmann08, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Texasfan549, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber; the head is rather modest but it does an impressive job of sticking some lace

Smell: Fresh and citrusy, with grapefruit, mango and pine

Taste: While there is clearly a big malt bill that adds some sugary sweetness, the hops dominate the flavor profile from start to finish; tropical fruit flavors are up front, with the mango and grapefruit, but by mid-palate, the resinous, piney flavors start to dominate; the finish has a wild onion flavor going on, however

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a bit of warmth in the gullet

Overall: While I am not crazy at all about the wild onion flavor, there is a lot going on and the flavor profile is rather distinctive; nice to see an Alpine-influenced beer outside of southern California

brentk56, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

kjkinsey, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +1%

GRG1313, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Pineapple, mango, and lots of peach. Really heavy on the pungent grapefruit and orange. Some floral aromas, a touch of toffee. A weird graham cracker sweetness, mild toffee, and a moderate bitterness. Heavily fruity hops, some grapefruit, tangerine, peach, and mango. Not bad, but nowhere near as good as I was expecting.

womencantsail, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two finger off white head with nice lacing on a hazy golden orange body. Very strong citrus aroma with mostly orange and tangerine, some grapefruit with hint if toasted malt. Flavor is malt forward, very syrupy, with pine resin, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple and caramel. Medium body, creamy and oily coatin the palate and light to moderate carbonation. This one is a couple months old and is a little funky but the hops still provide decent balance to the maltiness.

kylehay2004, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice bright yellowish orange color with a very nice looking white head on top. The retention and lacing were both very nice on this one. The smell of the beer is loaded with hops, lots of strong resin-like pine aromas on the nose with not much of the malt coming through. The taste of the beer is also very high with hop flavors, it's floral and piney with some citrus in there too. The mouthfeel is very smooth, it's very drinkable. It's lighter bodied with a subtle carbonation making this beer soft and just very pleasurable. Overall I really enjoyed this beer a lot. Really good aromas, very interesting taste and mouthfeel all in one. Very pleased with this beer. I would like to have it again someday.

Knapp85, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a full golden with a thick creamy white head atop that never really completely settled leaving a full ring of lace behind.Herbal and grassy hops dominate the aromas,some vidalia onion like a few others have mentiones is noticed by me as well.A full creamy feel to the beer,really lush.Somewhat resiny with alot of grass flavors ,alcohol dipped fruit and even a tinge of leather in the finish.The onion notes are more subdued on the palate wich is a good thing,it's pretty unique I think with its flavor profile.I liked it,one of the better LOF series beers I have had.

oberon, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

largadeer, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SocalKicks, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant crystal clear orange, drippy rings of lace cling to the glass as a thin broken skim floats on the surface. Initial pour left behind a decent head, second was minimal.

Cheesy Columbus hops, dank and leafy green, botanical with a bunch of resin. Vague sweet cotton candy and hop oils dominating. West coast through and through.

Mild caramel in the middle, with touches of prickly alcohol. Sun tea, cantaloupe, cut grass. Dry and resiny aftertaste of fresh bitter hops. Creamy smooth feel. Bitterness is moderate in this one, pushing heavy for those "pre-lupulin threshold shift". Pretty tasty, and nearly flawless save for the slight booziness and somewhat less complex hop flavors than the nose promises.

emerge077, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, orange/amber color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine, grapefruit and bubble gum. There was a toasty malt aroma.

T - It tasted very much like the aroma but better. Bitter hop bite up front with strong grapefruit and pine flavors. Some sweet toasted malt as a backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very tasty double IPA. I might have to get another one before they're all gone.

zeff80, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is an excellent beer. pours an apple juice color with a frothy inch and a half head pure white. the aroma is definitelya product of major dry hopping, i can distinctly smell simcoe hops, as well as some more floral hops. flavor is obviously quite bitter, high alpha oily hops combine with a fruity yeast very well, and the high alcohol content almost makes a spicy character out of all the hops. pale malt body behind all the sticky icky. mouthfeel is bitter and rather dry, which works well. each sip is a short burst of flavor, and is ready to be immediately followed by the next sip. this makes it dangerously drinkable, but this isnt for everyone. this is for the beer drinker who can really appreciate the intricacies of different hops. i like it a lot.

StonedTrippin, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +1%

nickfl, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Very nice head retention & lacing

S: Big time pineyness, cakeyness & grapefruit

T: Follows the nose, some breadyness, pineapple & mango up front. Breadyness, big time pine & some serious grapefruit as this warms. Finishes dry with much pine, grapefruit & a bit of booze bite

MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation, nice balance for the style, but gets a bit boozey/hop-sharp as this warms

A nice effort, not Alpine nice, but glad I bought it. Easy enough to drink

russpowell, Aug 23, 2012
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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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