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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

764 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 61
Gots: 40 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance was great, I can't complain. It had great lacing matched with a mostly transparent golden hue. Smells fantastic, like fruity caramel malty, fresh cut grass notes without the overly sweet tones. Taste is just as impressive. The malty caramel really comes through. It is hoppy but the bitterness is so well balanced that it lets the other more leathery darker flavors come through. Taste is like mixing caramel with some nutmeg, oatmeal, light fruit and some nice bitter hops. Mouthfeel leaves a sticky carbonated quality that really compliments the backend tastes. It's really nice and suits the beer.

Overall, I would love, love to have this beer on tap. I would definitely pick this up again. If I had a dipa tasting I would probably link this with Avery's Maharaja, and Great Divides Anniversary Dipa. Just don't ask me to choose whose is best.

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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

No freshness dating

A= Pours a nice bright golden amber color with a nice finger of thick off white head on it that holds great retention and lacing.

S= I can smell this baby from across the room. Very pungent of bright hops. Super resinous and piney with a little sweetness that falls in the back to make a sort of candy sweetness smell.

T= The taste is just a bruising hop bomb. Tons of bright flavors with pine and citrus being dominate. Loads of flowers and surprisingly little bitterness. The sweetness is much less dominate in the flavor than it was in the nose. Loads of wonderful hops.

M= Surprisingly light and bright. I'm use to IPAs with this much alcohol getting a little heavier but this is nice and light.

O= This is an amazing beer. These collaboration projects are really fun to try but I always find them a little underwhelming but this one is great. A tasty brew that packs a punch. Tames even the worst hop craving.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at Lips of Faith Tap Takeover at Harry's Hofbrau San Jose, CA 8/29/12

A - Golden copper color, fluffy white head, lowish carbonation

S - Very pungent pine, tropical fruit, cotton candy, some grass. Unbelievably strong aroma from this one. Very fresh.

T - Aggressive bitterness supports sweet and resinous hop flavors. A lot of descriptors could be used here but suffice it to say the taste is just very, very fresh hoppiness and not much else. I nursed this for a while and I have to say it declined a bit sitting in the glass. That's the only thing I noticed that didn't like, and is probably unavoidable in this style.

M - Pretty hefty body balanced by bitterness and just enough carbonation.

D - 8oz. And I'm buzzed, so there's that... But as long as I can stay standing I can keep sipping this one.

O - Amazing beer. Need more of this!

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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.