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

BA SCORE
89
very good
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
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 135
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of peabody
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a fairly clear yellow to yellow amber with one finger of slightly off-white suds.
Good lacing and a nice head retention.
Smell is floral at first then the grapfruit and pine come in.Sugar malts are next as well as the yeast burn and finally the alcohol.
Taste is mellow sugar malt then a strong pine flavor. Next comes some more sugar then the bitter grapfruit rind.
Mouthfeel is very clean and the only thing left on the palate is the bitterness of wonderful hops.
Overall this is a darn good IPA Too bad it's only brewed once.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle obtained from a shop in Fort Collins and enjoyed in my hotel room on a recent trip. Light amber hue with a thin and lightly bubbled white head. Classic American hop flavors - pine, citrus peels, and fresh cut flowers. Hops are actually slightly muted by a slather of caramel malt and bread crust. The flavors are all nice, but the beer lacks that sticky, resinous, hop smack that I expect from a fresh hop beer. A little more dryness would help too.

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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No enjoy by date.
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.

A: It poures to a one-finger beige head that soon disapates to a thin layer after a few minutes. The brew is golden with an orange hue.

S: It has a pleasant citrus aroma with just a hint of bready sweetness.

T: First, there is some sweet bready malt followed by a strong burst of citrus and earthy hops along with some alcohal heat. The strong hops and alcohal create a good solid bite.

M: It has a medium body with some carbonation and it is just a little creamy.

O: This is a very good IPA. The malt in the begining is quickly replaced with a citrus hops kick. The bite in this beer makes it different. It is a nice bite, but not over the top.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden amber color with a frothy white one finger head.

S- pungent floral hops, pine, tropical fruits, and citrus.

T- nice acidic hop flavors, subtle maltiness, pine, pineapple, and grapefruit.

M- nice lingering bitterness and slippery oily mouthfeel. Alcohol heat going down.

O- Nice IPA from NB! Its nice that NB brewed an American style ale for a change. This a very nice hop packed single ipa with a wonderful bouquet of hop aromas.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber. Huge fluffy white head adorns it. Fades slowly, leaving nice spiderweb lacing everywhere.

S: Citrus and bitter grapefruit with a bit of a caramel malt backing. Resinous.

T: Big grapefruit hit up front. Orange and caramel in the middle, finishes with a bitter resin flourish. A bit minty, maybe lemongrass in there?

M: Medium body, carbonation is pretty dead on. A bit astringent like a lot of fresh hop beers.

O: A tasty fresh/wet hop beer for sure. Decent complexity and balance. Nothing stands out as earth shattering but it's quite good.

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks nice and the nose is very good as well (at first). It seems to strike as too salty and one dimensional at first, but seems to mellow out as time goes on. Or maybe I am too buzzed to really be able to tell the difference. Overall, it's not too shabby. I have to wonder how good fresh hopped ales can really be on a mass production level. All of the ones that really blew me away were small times producers and all of the larger breweries can't produce quite the same. Anyways. This is a pretty good fresh hopped ipa. I definitely wouldn't mind going and getting a few more to enjoy.

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear golden with an eggshell foamy head. The beer has excellent head retention and Guiness-like lace rings as it is consumed. The bouquet is dominated by fresh cascade hop flowers. The lovely resiny hop aroma is reminiscent of every home brewer's favorite part of the brewing process--opening those packets of hop pellets or flowers. The mouthfeel is fantastic. That perfect combination of cotton on the front of the tongue and light carbonation burn on the back. Alternative pine, ripe fruit, and tart citrus. It finishes with a perfumy hoppiness that is less intrusive on the palate than many in this style. In fact, this beer looks and drinks like an APA. Its flavor is just a little thin for my liking.

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Lips Of Faith - Fresh Hop India Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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