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

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 68
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 08-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Pours 2+ fingers of head. Color is a pretty light golden yellow. Thick lacing. Good retention.

S. You can smell the hops when you first start to pour out of the bottle. Hops are pretty resiny and piney. Strong hop aroma. Get some nice deep Hop bitterness. Underneath lies a fairly dry biscuity malt aroma. Get some grapefruit aroma, along with some more tropical fruit smell.

T. Nice range of different hop flavors. Fruity and piney at once. Real mouth coating hop bitterness. Drinks fairly sweet. Get some grapefruit, a little bit of pineapple. Really nice display of hop flavor. Very easy drinking DIPA. No alcohol heat. Chewy fruitiness.

M. Medium/full bodied. Nice body for a DIPA. Lingering bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation.

O. A really nice DIPA. Definitely better than any New Belgium IPA I have had. I would imagine that the majority of the aroma and flavor of this beer come from Alpine's influence. Makes me want to seek out other Alpine beers.

Photo of Sideswipe
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alpine

Orange to amber in color with a finger of white head. Whispy lacing doesn't cling to the glass for long. The nose is pure hops. Extremely reminiscent of Exponential Hoppiness. Taste is huge citrus and hemp. Again, very similar to Expo. Orange and mango are prominent up front with hemp, pine and grapefruit developing toward the back end. Finish is dry with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
Feel is thick and viscous, befitting a brew of this gravity. Overall a great beer from two of my favorite breweries. It definitely favors the Alpine side of the equation, which is not a bad thing at all. Recommended.

Photo of jjheinrichs
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of jodan
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of big time hops. I get some pine and resin, as well as a good deal of grapefruit and some papaya. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of resinous grapefruit notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The bitterness is fairly high and there is a ton of hop flavor, including some nice pine notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great IPA that definitely shows a bit of the Alpine influence.

Photo of chugalug06
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Five Star. Three-finger, fluffy, white, foamy head leaves behind wonderful lacing. Brew is near perfectly clear orange with some yellows.

You can smell the hops coming from the bottle, before it's even poured. Pine, apricot, and mango dominate. Not your typical West Coast IPA..

Butter, but slightly over carbonated. No heat, slightly too bitter and sweet. Hops could stand to be more prevalent. And sugar could be lower, but the flavors are smooth and relaxed. The pine is resinous, but too much so. Apricot is also a bit on the heavy side.. This brew is very wet.

More of a Winter IPA then a Summer IPA, but an awesome brew from New Belgium/Alpine. I think I know who did most of the leg work in this collaboration, too bad the other brewery is getting most of the credit.. A great surprise. Highly recommended.

Photo of Tamarack22
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of therachinator
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of wolfeman007
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of twowheelssoar
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bennetj17
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Adamostella
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bifrost17
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Brouwers in Seattle. The smell straight up blew my mind, can't even describe it. Smelled like hops and any kind of flower imaginable combined, S U P E R floral. I smelled it for at least a minute before I tasted it. The taste lived up to the nose, up front tons of hoppy notes, middle of the tongue tons of piney citrusy notes, and then towards the back of the tongue I just felt like I was swallowing rose water. Wow, this beer on tap absolutely blew my mind, I'm really curious to try it out of the bottle, seek this out if you can.

Photo of djschnabel
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
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

Photo of bbadger
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mjr2377
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of MasterSki
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fountainhead. Served in a New Belgium goblet.

A - Two fingers of white foam settle to a thick cap, leaving behind tons of splotchy, sticky, lacework. Transparent golden body. Reference quality for the style.

S - Grapefruit rind, tropical fruits, some dankness and perhaps a hint of cat pee, along with a brown sugar malt bill that intensifies as the beer warms. It's very hoppy to be certain, but retains some balance.

T - The taste is quite juicy as well, with tons of orange flesh, mango, melon, and other tropical fruits, and perhaps a hint of pine in the finish. Nice mid-level bitterness lingers on the palate. Closer to a 4.25, so I've tweaked the overall score.

M - Juicy texture with a dry finish, medium-full body, pleasant carbonation, and only a touch of warming alcohol.

D - Very easy to drink for 9%. A tad sweeter than I like my double IPAs, but otherwise quite nice and possibly the best non-sour I've had from New Belgium. Great fruity hops and West Coast bitterness.

Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of iKrystin
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.