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

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BA SCORE
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731 Ratings
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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 50
Gots: 32 | 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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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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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..

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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-

Serving type: on-tap

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

11-10-2012 02:57:59 | More by denimdemon
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Started weird and oxidized, after a few minutes those aromas disappeared. Citrus, oranges, hint of caramel were left.

Taste: Really tasty! Fruity sweets--mandarin oranges, pineapple. Finishes with a citrus rind bitterness.

Overall: I was worried this was old at first with the smell, but it cleared up after a few minutes. The taste was great, I've tasted oranges plenty of times in beers but not mandarin oranges--it kicked up the sweetness where I really enjoyed it. Plenty of bitterness in the finish too, for an all-around hop experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 22:24:55 | More by Mdog
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Phelps

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alpine makes my favorite DIPA in all the land, Exponential Hoppiness, so this should be good. Poured into a tulip.

Light pink-orange. Almost perfectly clear. One finger of thick, white froth and thick, horizontal webs of lace.

Triple-hopped? Try triple dry-hopped. Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe all found their way into this brew. The result is a super-fragrant, resinous, flora nosel. A little dank weed, roses, wet grass and sticky alcohol. Sugared orange slices and caramel as well. Glorious.

Citrus and flowers are more pronounced in the flavor. It's like rose petals steeped in orange juice, with a clean, Skittle finish. Big bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Mild caramel and bread notes. Good flavor, but the finish is just a little weak.

Medium, fluffy body, mild massaging carbonation. Alcohol is well-hidden overall.

A hop monster, but the bitterness is held in check. Delish.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 05:37:29 | More by Phelps
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zackcamp

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-07-2012 20:33:42 | More by zackcamp
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Shared this with JLindros and Ben Roesch from Wormtown. Poured into a standard snifter.

A - Poured a clear, light copper hue with a half finger off white head that faded semi quickly to leave a thin cloud but nice legs upon swirling.

S - Alright, uhhh, kind of a battle going on here. East vs West on the aroma with malty, sweet wet hops mingling with a fair amount of simcoe.

T - A mishmash of hop flavours and malty sweetness. Musty hops and older citrus peel. Its unique and interesting, but definitely a fight over flavor.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice for the ABV, lighter carbonation hides the alcohol well.

O - Overall this isnt bad, just different. Definitely a war between styles and what comes through its a bit of a confusing mash.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 19:31:28 | More by rudzud
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 15:30:43 | More by Knapp85
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.