Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Belgo Belgian India Pale AleBelgo Belgian India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by iSip on 10-07-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
864
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
27.15%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 206 | Ratings: 864
Reviews by BigPlay1824:
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: Pours a nice, slightly hazy honey color that is very bright, pours with a finger of creamy white head that dissipates rapidly and leaves no lacing on the glass
S: definite notes typical to a belgian brew, bread and wheat notes, and also a late undertone of citrus
T: begins very mellow and warm, not alcohol warm or strong warm just a nice kind of fireside warm, wheat notes hit initially then in the middle moves into lemon and citrus notes ends very clean and crisp
M: begins a bit intense on the carbonation then moves into a bit of silkiness in the middle and leaves the mouth feeling a bit dry
O: a nice brew, really doesnt hit with much in the way of what id call an ipa taste but is still a nice smooth and crisp brew, enjoyable and overall good

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint a slight hazed burnt orange infused golden with a fluffy 1/2 finger white crown atop.A burst of fresh citric hop really hit home in the nose along with toasted corainder seed,the aromas are really fresh and bold.Sharp citric hops upfront on the palate followed by a light yeasty phenols,the phenols are kept in check pretty well though with the hops being the main component.A very good BIPA,American hops with just a little yeastiness,I would buy again.

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Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of steelerguy
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy, golden color with a nice sized white head. Moderate carbonation lets the head hang around for awhile while it leaves some nice lacing as you drink.

S - Yeasty, spicy...a hint of pepper, some bubblegum, and sweet malt.

T - Lots of sweet fruit flavors with some spice coming through on the finish. The hop flavors are mostly fruity with some floral qualities. The bitterness is fairly low and doesn't really come through on the finish.

M - Fairly dry, not a whole lot of body, which is quite to style and makes this a refreshing beer.

O - This would be a good Belgian pale ale, which is what it is as far as I am concerned. But they call it a Belgian IPA and although it shouldn't be a hot hammer like an AIPA the hops really take a back seat and just peak through at times. If you are going to call it an IPA you need to feature hops a bit more. Not a bad beer, one that I would enjoy again, but it falls short in the style.

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Photo of Bitzer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear pale brass, nice curtain of lace

SMELL: Hop resin, herbal, medicinal, bisucity, dried grass, nutty yeast, guava, eucalyptus

TASTE: Deep smoothness, medium body, bitter, leafy, herbal, hop oil, medicinal, earthy, yeast, mellow esters, dried hay, ripe pears, dry herbal finish

Pretty forward with the hop character and story the yeast wants to tell. Both meld well rather than clash, really good drinking here.

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, purchased at Brawley Bev in Charlotte, NC

A-Pours lightly hazed, dull looking lighter amber. It sports a frothy medium tan head and leaves thick bands of lace.

S-Yeasty and fruity nose

T- Notes of bananas, yeast, coriander up front, moderate hop package drying out the rear.

M- Carbonation on point and nicely smooth over the tongue

O- Fruity and lighter take on the style, lots of tropical fruits, and yeasty goodness. Very enjoyable and quite easy drinking. Wish they distributed to the NY/NJ/CT area. Well worth picking up a six or a case of this nicely crafted brew.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NOLTERN
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Date on label is 08/July/12.

Appearance: Pours a bright and slightly cloudy golden copper orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three finger white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Belgian yeast and cloves with some pale malts. Some pepper like spices and barnyard funk. Good hints of citrus hops with some grapefruit, orange, lemon, and apricot. Also some hints of banana and honey. Big hints of candied sugars. Aroma is also fairly grassy.

Taste: A pretty sweet and fairly spicy tasting take on a Belgian IPA. Solid taste of Belgian yeast that lingers throughout with some cloves and pepper spices. Citrus orange, grapefruit, lemon, apricot, and banana. Solid presence of candied sugar and a little hints of honey. Also some grassy barnyard funk. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Slick and fairly juicy. Sweet but finishes somewhat dry. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on the style. Good fruity candy flavor that avoids becoming too syrupy. Solid presence of yeasty spice.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of takusan1000
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 864 ratings.
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