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Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
4/5
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328 Ratings
Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale AleLips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StonedTrippin on 11-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
328
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into an 8 ounce snifter

A- Clearish golden orange with a nice 1 finger foamy head.
S- Smells incredibly fresh as the name even implies. Tons of citrus like pineapple, mango, grapefruit and orange. A light caramel backbone to it. Very pleasant stuff here.
T- This has a ton of hop character to it. It starts off sweet and with a nice caramel flavor, then it coats your entire mouth with a dank sticky hop flavor. The hop flavors are very well blended, there is a ton of citrus flavors like grapefruit and mango. A little piney flavor and some astringency. Excellent bitterness in this beer, 70 IBU's so its not that much for an IPA but the hop flavors are so dominant I would think it would be higher. There is a very smooth caramel flavor and a nice breaddy feel to the beer.
M- This beer has a full feel to it and does a great job coating my mouth with flavors. It also is not a very light beer and is kind of filling. It leaves my mouth feeling somewhat dry and me feeling thirsty. The aftertaste is hoppy and a little bitter but that's what Im here for.
O- This is a surprise for me, I knew that I was going to like this beer but I didn't know anything about it. It has an amazing hop profile and has the freshest taste I have ever experienced. Doesn't hurt that the bottle is also fresh. I like just about everything about this beer; The aroma, the taste, the bottle art, and its also priced somewhat competitively. I highly recommend this beer for anybody who appreciates a hoppy brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head, decent retention and nice lacing on a clear golden with a slight crimson hue body.

S: very crisp mildly musty pine and light citrus hop aroma with herbal notes.

T: the fresh hops are obvious, a little watery but expected. Mostly pine, grassy and earthy.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very smooth easy to drink IPA. Fairly typical fresh hop IPA.

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Photo of cps98
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Poured a nice light orange with a fluffy pillows of white head. Head retention was really good with this one and the lacing was really nice.

S – Sweet hop aroma is very dominant. Citrus (lemon rind) and pine are present in the nose.

T – The bitterness of the hops is present but there was something sweet lingering around and I pegged it at apricot.

M – Lots of carbonation on this one which adds to that bite on the tongue. Medium bodied and really smooth.

O – Overall a nice IPA, not overboard with the hops. Wish I would have tried it as soon as I bought it.

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2/5  rDev -50%

Photo of PaulMc
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SHODriver
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep yellow gold with a solid fluffy white head that is slow to fade
S: smells very citrusy but more of a grapefruit rind kind of smell and a slight pine as well. Sweetness from the malt struggles to come through
T: Very resinous and herbal at the front with a slight pine in the flavor. Malt battles back the hop flavors with some caramel sweetness before another dose of hops makes an appearance. Aftertaste is more herbal goodness with some malt sweetness that is quick to fade and leaves you wanting more
M: prickly carbonation and medium bodied so pretty well done. Beer feels slick and smooth
O: This beer is sure to please an IPA lover like myself. I wouldn't search it out but I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again when it comes out next.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured with two fingers of bone white foam on top of a clear, golden colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves thick, sticky lace on the glass.

S - A pungent aroma of pine and sweaty hops with some grapefruit in the background.

T - Pine and sweaty hops up front with some light bready malt. A hint of toffee in the middle with more pine and some sweaty character in the middle. Finishes with light lemony character, pine hops and moderate bitterness to balance the bready malt.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - The aroma is very nice and it has a good balance between the malt and the hops with just enough malt to keep it drinkable but not enough to get in the way of the hops. Unfortunately it has a lack of hop flavor that I have found to be typical of wet hop IPAs, where the excellent aroma is not backed up by the same level of hoppy goodness in the flavor profile

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- The crystal clear body of deep orange has a slow swirling carbonation that supports a sticky thick beige head that last and last.

S- The amazing full green juicy hop aroma is floral with green pineapple, green cinnamon and spice qualities blended together. There is a nice caramel malt sweetness underneath for support.

T- the green bright pungent hops have a pine resin flavor that grows as the beer opens and a sight soapy flavor aswell. The sweet malt is present but stays underneath the hop flavors. The finish has a pungent bitterness that coats the throat after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a soft spicy fizz to it with a bit of alcohol heat in the finish.

O- This beer has a great aroma with lots of depth and a full hop flavor but not quite the complexity of the nose. The pungent bitterness tends to dominate more than the other hop flavors, but it still has nice flavor.

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Photo of shanblur
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness info. Poured from bomber into a tulip. A - Clear light orange with a minimal white head. This recedes to leave extensive lacing. S - Citrus and floral hops abound with little other aromas. T - Hops forward on the taste as well with an upfront flavor of citrus and floral hops with a minimal malt component. Very fresh tasting. M - Medium body with a gentle carbonation. They wanted to focus on the hops, and this beer delivers. Delicious aroma and flavor of citrus and floral hops. Highly recommend.

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Photo of beertunes
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another courtesy of BA nomasnomore. 22oz bottle poured into bubble pint glass. Poured a nice medium gold color with just under an inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

There was a very nice hop aroma, mostly pine with some citrus notes. There wasn't much, if any, malt noticeable in the nose. On the tongue, a bit more malt showed through to give a nice backbone for the tangy hops. This was a very nice tasting IPA.

The body was average for the style, nowhere near full, but not light either. Drinkability was very good, I could probably have a couple of these. Overall, a very nice little brew, certainly worth trying when you see it.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of zac16125
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass
written from notes taken on 1/2/12

A: Pours a big 2.5 fingers of snow white head, dense, with good retention. Light golden amber, crystal clear with lots of bubbly carbonation. Leaves a lot of real cool layered lacing

S: huge orange and tangerines , peach, a touch of honey like malt sweetness, pineapple

T: again citrus hops, this time big grapefruit, orange, lemon zest, piney hops as well, hop bomb for a single ipa, but enough sweet malt to balance , floral hops more subtle, peach, more bitterness on taste than smell,

M/d:smooth, moderately low carbonation, medium bodied, good drink ability for amount of hop presence

O: a pretty damn tasty beer, big hop presence but maintains balance,  and the price is right, def worth a try

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of hippityhophead24
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of freduardo
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Coplains
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of astebelton
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of bigbeers84
5/5  rDev +25%

Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 328 ratings
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