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

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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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edk218

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-30-2012 01:05:39 | More by edk218
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-27-2012 07:01:47 | More by muchloveforhops3
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, shared with my brother in tumbler glasses. I scored the last two bottles on the shelf at my local bottle shop!

A- Nice golden color, with plenty of bubbly carbonation. Mild amount of head, perfect lacing.

S- Huge notes of citrus, plenty of hops. Nice floral aroma with what I can only describe as a "west coast IPA" smell.

T- Again, citrus bomb! Lots of grapefruit and orange up front, with some floral notes and lots of pine from the hops. Perfectly sweet and quite a nice mouthfeel. Great carbonation.

O- I cannot believe how incredible this IPA is. Never had anything from Alpine before, but this has to be the best collaboration beer from New Belgium so far. Such a great IPA, I am leaning towards questioning some of my favorites....pick it up if you can find it!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 03:05:33 | More by brother_kenneth
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled into a tulip

Pours a nice honey blonde color with half an inch of light beige head that quickly fades.

Very strong citrus and floral aroma, with a background spiciness.

Flavor follows through from the aromas. As it warmed I also got hints of honey.

Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Pleasant aftertaste lingers on the back of the tongue.

Overall a very nice effort from these two breweries. Nicely balanced between hops and malt.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 01:58:55 | More by srhoadsy
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours bright medium orange color with a two fingered thick, frothy head, mild carbonation. Sticky foam clings to the glass like dense glue.

S - Resiny and slightly spicy tropical fruit, orange, tangerine citrus, the malt is light in the nose and barley detectable.

T - Pine and tropical fruit resin, oranges, grapefruit, earthy, and onion zest goes down with some peppery warmth. The malt, even at (3) months out is still well hidden behind a mouthful of resiny hops. Leaves an onion-grapefruit coating with a lingering bitterness. The malt, although barely detectable, balances out the beer in a subtle way still allowing the hops to shine.

M - Heavy medium body, thick, oily, and viscous.

O - At three months out it's still drinking decent but snatch one or two up now before it really goes south. The hops are tasting great but having experienced Alpine beers in the past I can only imagine a few months ago it was more intense compared to now.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 22:30:03 | More by jzeilinger
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Jmcphee13


4/5  rDev -5%

11-22-2012 22:55:40 | More by Jmcphee13
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz poured into a pint glass. No date indication.n

A- Pours a clear pale, somewhat of a strong pour turns into about a half a finger head. Head is pure white, small bubbles, fades a bit but covers the beer and hangs around.

S- it's a battle between citrus hops and piney/grassy hops . Very interesting a pleasing

T- oily grassy juicy hops. Lots of green in the flavor. Faint orange and sweet malts

M- medium oily body that coats the tounge, carbonation is light.

O- Great refreshing double, can't tell it's 9%. Wish it was summer out because this is very refreshing. Awesome change up from your typical double grapefruit bombs.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 04:07:13 | More by Keyportnick
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-21-2012 03:54:28 | More by GOGRANDE
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-21-2012 02:25:06 | More by MaseFace
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dbell23

Tennessee

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium tulip. You know it's a good ipa when you get a whiff on pouring. Nice slightly off white head with good retention and very good lacing. It seems to coat the inside of the glass. Clear slightly burnt orange color. Looks like an ipa.

Smell is really nice. Malty slightly hoppy sweet. Orange tangerine seem to dominate.

I really like the taste. Citrus hops to start with a muted orange slice candy taste in the middle and a lingering citrus hop finish. Very different from the ipas I usually like. It doesn't whack you in the head with hops but it is a really good different taste. The alcohol is very well hidden but certainly there.

Mouthfeel is very good. Oily hops and good carbonation. A perfect match to the taste.

Overall this is my favorite New Belgium beer. I really like the taste and mouthfeel. It's a very different but great ipa.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 22:40:13 | More by dbell23
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esullivan880


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-20-2012 07:04:48 | More by esullivan880
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effyeaAB

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

11-20-2012 00:24:01 | More by effyeaAB
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jsulko

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours copper colored with a slight haze. Pretty decent thick white head on the beer.

Smell is of fainty citrus notes with some of the oily pineyness in the background. This one is NOT a grapefrut bomb.

Piney hop bitterness comes through more in the flavor but not in an offputting way. Some citrus hints with a touch of sweetness. Alcohol hidden well on the finish.

A very very good DIPA but not the style I tend to favor. May give another try before it is all gone.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 05:32:32 | More by jsulko
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Scoou2

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-18-2012 13:35:57 | More by Scoou2
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snaotheus

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours slightly cloudy golden with a coppery tinge, nice fine medium sized head, lots of active carbonation. Smell is citrus and flowers and sweet malty goodness.

Taste is fairly heavy on the lemon zest side. Lots of hop character, but not piney or even bitter tasting, which is a bit odd. It has lots of clear malt flavor, which makes it seem oddly tilted toward maltiness, but it isn't really. The hops just come out differently than I'm used to.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily, but otherwise fairly light and open. Overall, I think this is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 04:32:05 | More by snaotheus
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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
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
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