Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) - New Belgium Brewing
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4.2/5 rDev -0.2%
bomber from State Line Liquors, MD
a: from a bomber into reuben’s snifter, pale honey golden in color, topped with a thin layer of white carbonation that retains throughout
s: dank, pungent hop aromas of grapefruit, orange, passionfruit, kiwi, and mango; simply loaded with juicy sweetness and thick tropical fruits, some deep pine aromas, pale malts with a touch of caramel sugar provide the base, great nose
m: carbonation towards the low side of the moderate range, medium bodied
t: loaded tropical fruit hops with a combination of bitter citrus oil (grapefruit, orange) and sweet tropical fruits (passionfruit), sweet pale and moderate caramel, some pulpy steeped pine tea, sugary malts - pale with some light caramel, warming alcohol in the stomach, fully but evenly bittered
o: really dig this - complex hop range, nose especially great
09-03-2013 00:28:51 | More by blackie
3.55/5 rDev -15.7%
A little late to the party perhaps, as it looks like this one is about a year old, but I'm drinking it as fast as I can after receiving it. These are two good breweries whose beers can definitely hold up to a little time anyways. Cheers to Doodler for sending this one over.
From a bomber into a snifter
APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Clear amber orange in color with no carbonation evident. Fades to a slight wisp that remains the whole way and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Honeydew melon, caramel aromas, toffee, some piney hops and touches of citrus on the nose. Muted hop presence at this point, but it's still holding up.
TASTE: Caramel and toffee flavors up front, with some honeydew melon though the middle, into a caramely sweet and lightly piney bitter finish. Medium and lingering finish of caramel, sweet toffee, some piney hops and a touch of bitterness on the palate. Well balanced and still enjoyable, though the hop presence is definitely not as potent as it once was.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Quite creamy and smooth the whole way. Good feel for sure.
OVERALL: Beer isn't dairy per se, but hops do fade over time. This truth is evident here, though the beer itself is still flavorful and enjoyable. I've had plenty of DIPA's with a bit of age on them that haven't held up this well. If you still have one of these, for whatever reason, drink it fast. It's still a nice drink as it is. Thanks again Doodler.
07-23-2013 18:22:51 | More by Jeffo
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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