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

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Ratings: 745
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 36 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 08-04-2012)
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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing from notes - had this one on 11/3/12. This came in the typical Lips of Faith 22 oz. bomber. The pour revealed a clear and bright golden orange body. The white head left plenty of sticky lace.

The smell was citrus and pine. Earthy and leafy with hard candy qualities. A bit pungent like B.O. (in a good way) with floral notes too. Tobacco leaves and bread crust. Such a robust and complex aroma!

The taste was tropical fruits and marmalade. Some malt sweetness but the bitterness wins here. Citrus pith and aspirin. So tasty and complex. I would love to have this as a regular offering!

The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Dialed right in the sweet spot.

Cresant, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

BUNZILLA, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mikerieder, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Kerrie, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

blackie, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

zestar, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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jzlyo, Jul 26, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jeffo, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

dcloeren, Jul 23, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 745 ratings.