Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
889 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by iSip on 10-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
889
Reviews:
211
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 889 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hermanocf
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I simply loved this. Steelerguy's review nailed it: I did taste the bubblegum in there, just couldn't place it, but Whoa, there it is. For a 7pt this goes down super easy & will please any sweet craving. A real mouth surprise and taste sensation. I was impressed.

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Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear, deep gold beer with a slightly off-white head. A decent amount of lacing left behind with this beer. The aroma is as described with a mix of Belgian beer and IPA. There is banana, clove and pine smells coming out of this one with a yeasty background note. The taste is an intriguing mixture of classic Belgian and IPA. There is banana, yeast, clove, pine and some caramel sweetness. This thing is a mess of flavors that seems to work. I want to dislike this unholy marriage but I can't. This is a really great mashup of flavors and styles that works.

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Photo of baklo
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A clear strawberry gold with a few large bubbles rising. Half a finger of off white head that quickly settles to a ring. Spotty lacing down the glass. The aroma is grapefruit, lightly toasted bread, and a mild bubble gum/yeast note. Flavor is a little tart right away followed by a nice bit of grapefruit. Nice blend of bitter and sweet. Above average carbonation feel. Medium body and pretty dry all the way through. The bitterness builds as you drink the beer. Pleasant enough, but not great.

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

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

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aggressively pleasant. Part flower, part happy punch, part clean and pure Belgian. Favors none of the above but reveals them as if detailed in ibsen stage notes.

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.

L: Nice golden amber color--a bit light for an IPA, but that's the Belgian style. Half-a-finger head that dissipated into a lacy blanket. Moderately effervescent with a few lingering bubbles.

S: Very floral and malty. Not as hoppy as I expected. Pleasant aroma (but a little faint).

T: Strong (typical) IPA aftertaste--very nice. Hoppy and citrusy.

F: Not as heavy as a typical IPA--I guess that can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your preference. A bit more bubbly than most IPAs (again, that can be good or bad). For my part, the Feel is the strongest aspect of this beer.

O: Not as yeasty as most Belgian beers, which is a positive for me. I like New Belgium, and this one is definitely in keeping with their philosophy. A strong, drinkable beer, which (at 7.0% ABV) might get you in trouble.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSwampy
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Offers an interesting combination of hops and yeasty funk in both nose and taste. Smooth, but unusual flavor mix. Got four of these in a 12-pack from New Belgian, four of these along with 2 each of some of their mainstays.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look-It pours a clear golden color and a soft foamy white head. The lacing is thick and persistent.

Smell-The special Belgian yeast create a very strong BUBBLEGUM aroma which I have only very slightly sensed before in other beers. I get some slight citrus and spices as well.

Taste-The flavor is excellent. I taste the bubblegum also here and spices like rye. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slightly chewy. The lingering flavors on the palate are cloying and hoppy.

Overall-This is a really good beer. It is hard to find a really good Belgian IPA and I think this is a good beer.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arlo19
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 889 ratings.
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