Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Belgo Belgian India Pale AleBelgo Belgian India Pale Ale
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3.77/5
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893 Ratings
Belgo Belgian India Pale AleBelgo Belgian India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by iSip on 10-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,804
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
893
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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34
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Photo of mothmanscott
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 4/19/12: Pours almost clear gold with an orange tint producing 2.5 fingers of billowy, white head with good retention which leaves decent rings of lace behind as it recedes. Aroma is sweet with a light fruitiness,bread and spice with hints of Belgian funk, lemon, grass and pine. Taste is similar with biscuit malt, more peach and pear; resinous hop bitterness and pepper in the finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel: medium body with moderate-high carbonation, lively in the mouth.

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Photo of SargeC
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walnut
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice Belgium style IPA

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is nice and clear, frothy head with staying power. Wonderful hoppy and frity aromas which you don't have to work at finding come up from the glass. The taste of Belgium yeast and malt come forward woth enough hops to give it a good backbone. Has a bit of harhness on the backend. Was at first doubtful about a Belgium IPA, but we have learned to enjoy the style. Best by date is Feb '17, so this was meant to be out in the dead of winter. I would prefer this on a warm summer night, but such is life.

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpig372
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bft1
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Didn't like at first. Lots of stuff going on in this one. Most I can't figure out but have to say that this beer grows on you. After first wanting to pour this down the drain, I have to say Id drink it again. Good stuff.

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Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a two finger head of big white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma of the brew is massive of a coriander and yeasty smells with tons of biscuit and clove aromas as well. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of candied sugar and some grass.

Taste-The taste begins with a crisp biscuit flavor that also has some big notes of a yeasty and coriander spice. As the taste moves on, the cracker is meet with some slightly sweeter tastes of orange, candied sugar, and caramel, all while some other light hoppy flavors of grass and herb begin developing on the tongue. More toward the middle and the end of the taste the hop really starts cranking it up with more herb, grass, some citrus, as well as some pine all come to the tongue. In the end, with more spice of coriander and clove coming to the tongue, one is left with a crisp and clean, yeasty, and decently dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high for an IPA of 7.0 %. For the Belgium style that has all the yeast, cracker, and dank hop, the feel is rather nice and creates a rather dangerously drinkable brew.

Overall – This is one tasty brew. New Belgium always does a good job with their Belgium style brews in my opinion. I wish they would make this one a mainstay, being in the company of the triple and abbey. Quite enjoyable!!

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Photo of Bammer21
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentblackwell
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is hop driven. The taste matches the nose. A solid beer.

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Photo of razzberries
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stucat
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mortarforker
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 893 ratings