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

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BA SCORE
94
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737 Ratings
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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 54
Gots: 34 | 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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dbell23

Tennessee

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium tulip. You know it's a good ipa when you get a whiff on pouring. Nice slightly off white head with good retention and very good lacing. It seems to coat the inside of the glass. Clear slightly burnt orange color. Looks like an ipa.

Smell is really nice. Malty slightly hoppy sweet. Orange tangerine seem to dominate.

I really like the taste. Citrus hops to start with a muted orange slice candy taste in the middle and a lingering citrus hop finish. Very different from the ipas I usually like. It doesn't whack you in the head with hops but it is a really good different taste. The alcohol is very well hidden but certainly there.

Mouthfeel is very good. Oily hops and good carbonation. A perfect match to the taste.

Overall this is my favorite New Belgium beer. I really like the taste and mouthfeel. It's a very different but great ipa.

11-20-2012 22:40:13 | More by dbell23
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esullivan880


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-20-2012 07:04:48 | More by esullivan880
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effyeaAB

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

11-20-2012 00:24:01 | More by effyeaAB
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jsulko

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours copper colored with a slight haze. Pretty decent thick white head on the beer.

Smell is of fainty citrus notes with some of the oily pineyness in the background. This one is NOT a grapefrut bomb.

Piney hop bitterness comes through more in the flavor but not in an offputting way. Some citrus hints with a touch of sweetness. Alcohol hidden well on the finish.

A very very good DIPA but not the style I tend to favor. May give another try before it is all gone.

11-19-2012 05:32:32 | More by jsulko
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Scoou2

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-18-2012 13:35:57 | More by Scoou2
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snaotheus

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours slightly cloudy golden with a coppery tinge, nice fine medium sized head, lots of active carbonation. Smell is citrus and flowers and sweet malty goodness.

Taste is fairly heavy on the lemon zest side. Lots of hop character, but not piney or even bitter tasting, which is a bit odd. It has lots of clear malt flavor, which makes it seem oddly tilted toward maltiness, but it isn't really. The hops just come out differently than I'm used to.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily, but otherwise fairly light and open. Overall, I think this is a pretty good beer.

11-18-2012 04:32:05 | More by snaotheus
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bouncepass

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-18-2012 02:31:36 | More by bouncepass
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Grocerystowe


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-16-2012 21:32:22 | More by Grocerystowe
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

3.79/5  rDev -10%

Served on tap at BackAlley Brewery in ABQ

A - Look is standard golden copper, pretty clear, about a half inch of dense white head sits on top. Half rings of lacing as the pint glass goes down.

S - Piney citrus hops, a little floral, a little yeast/malty/breadiness. Really smells great if you get after it with the nose. Doesnt come out and overpower you, but smells very nice.

T - Very nice. Piney hop bitterness leads, a small malt note evens it and then there is some lemon rind acidity to it, finishes with a floral hop note.

M - Great for an IPA. Medium low carbonation, sticky sappy hop feel. Good finish.

O - Very solid IPA. Hits well in all categories. I've had this both in a bomber and on tap, tap is a good letter grade above the bomber. Very enjoyable beer, glad to have had the chance to enjoy this one on tap several times now..

11-16-2012 17:23:30 | More by Beerandboards
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2012 01:12:38 | More by Jamesthebrit
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derandscott

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-15-2012 14:03:13 | More by derandscott
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5%

11-15-2012 07:41:08 | More by Whiskeydeez
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev -5%

11-15-2012 03:52:06 | More by 2neardead
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riored4v

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured in to a tulip. Lightly hazed, copper colored body with a rocky, white head.

Aroma was tangerine and orange with some good amounts of pine. Mildly sweet and some maltyness. A bit bready with a light amount of caramel. Smelled fantastic.

Taste was caramel and breadyness upfront with a citrusy and tangerine/orange flavor. Some moderate sweetness and mild maltyness balanced out the hop flavors and bitterness leaving a clean bitterness that wasn't overpowering. Finished very floral, citrusy/orangey with some definite piney flavors. Moderate bitterness. Slight hints of ABV.

Medium body, medium carbonation with a crisp finish that ending being slightly chewy with the sweetness.

Overall this was highly enjoyable. Loads of hop flavor with a big malt profile.

11-15-2012 02:51:14 | More by riored4v
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AleApostle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2012 02:40:42 | More by AleApostle
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-14-2012 01:37:49 | More by Bubbalito
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -21.6%

Served on-draught into a Leffe Goblet at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica, CA. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of fair cream, nice thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Colour is a vibrant copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent; non-opaque.

Sm: Hops, with floral character dominating. Palpable hop bitterness. I'm a bit worried about the balance, but not horribly so. Some light pine. Oily hop character. Clean malts. A bit of cream. A somewhat subtle, average strength aroma.

T: Hops are present, varied, and nicely balanced. Floral character certainly, but also pine and oily qualities. No alcohol or yeast comes through. Has enough body without coming off overbearing. I like it. It has a fresh flavour. Bitterness does hit a bit on the climax, but it doesn't destroy the balance. I wouldn't call it aggressively hopped. Complex and layered enough, but far from significantly impressive. It's a tasty IPA, though.

Mf: Too thin and weak, especially given the demanding flavours. Smooth, crisp, and wet. Not tailored to the flavours. Needs work.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable but I hoped for better. I'd try it again, but it's pricey at $8.00 a pour. You can safely pass on this one, but with work it could be quite lovely. It hides its alcohol well. I expected better given Alpine's involvement.

Low B-

11-13-2012 21:03:09 | More by kojevergas
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rolandboy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.7%

11-13-2012 05:12:07 | More by rolandboy
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bum732

Lesotho

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

S: Bright, citrusy hops, grapefruit with some orange, some mango and peach

L: Crystal clear, golden yellow. Creamy white head that dissipates slightly. Great lacing.

T: Bold citrus hops, fresh and raw. Fairly clean malt throughout. Medium high grapefruit bitterness with great hoppy flavor. A pleasant resiny, fresh hoppiness throughout. Finishes semi-dry with some residual hoppiness

M: Medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Alcohol barely detectable, more as it warms.

Solid, might have been a little old, hence the score. But a really great DIPA overall.

11-13-2012 03:12:37 | More by bum732
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gshak

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-12-2012 23:05:25 | More by gshak
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brn9000

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-12-2012 22:37:15 | More by brn9000
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Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

11-12-2012 20:54:16 | More by Durb777
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

I poured this guy out in to my 'snifter-pint' glass and took my notes. There are some nice, golden hues here, a soft head with some great lacing overall. It smells dry-hopped to me, and of course it is. According to the bottle, it's a "triple dry hopped Imperial IPA bursting with Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe hops."

I enjoyed the taste of this beer...slightly licorice-y, hop flavor with the right amount of malt. It's definitely got that traditional citrus/piney flavor of bigger IPAs. It's pretty hop-forward, but ultimately well-balanced. I don't notice the high ABV too exceptionally, usually a good thing. This is a solid collaboration beer, although when all is said and done, not overly remarkable. Good work in general and at $6.99, certainly worth the experimentation.

11-11-2012 01:21:05 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Robdrinx

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-11-2012 01:12:41 | More by Robdrinx
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largemouthdmb


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-10-2012 21:59:16 | More by largemouthdmb
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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