Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
888 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:
888
Reviews:
211
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL.
Best by February 2012.
Poured into a tulip glass.

Very thick, white head, 2+cm, almost sponge-like, that gradually settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Amazing lacing along sides of glass: sheets, lines, and clumps abound. Body is semi-hazy, orange-copper with yellow highlights, featuring some modest visible carbonation. I can't think of a better beer display for the style.

Aroma opens with some burnt dust, apricot, malt, and mild yeast scents. It's somewhat like a muted Belgian-style ale and a muted American IPA combined into a muted hybrid. Probably my least favorite part of this fairly exceptional beer.

Taste opens with sweet malt, flowery hops, and apricot hops. Transitions to spicy flavors, coriander, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast complexities. Closes with black pepper, lingering grapefruit, ethanol, and a slight complex funkiness, tanginess, and acidity. Aftertaste is of mildly bready malt flavors combined with hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with carbonation is high enough to make this pleasantly felt on the palate, but still go down easily. Finish is dry, but also a bit sticky sweet.

This was a very good hop-forward variation of a Belgian IPA. Still, balance was there and the taste was very enjoyable. Definitely one to seek out and try again, the only aspect I'd like to be a bit more developed was the aroma.

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Belgo Belgian India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 888 ratings.
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