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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
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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
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of bnes09
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light honey colored, transparent ale. One and a half finger, fluffy head with soapy lacing.

Bright aroma of fresh hops, as expected. Floral, citric and pine-like aromas. Hint of honey sweetness.

Hops dominate the flavor as well. Lemon, orange, grapefruit and piney, puckering bitterness. Malt character lies in the background with a bready, fresh grain flavor. Excellent balance.

Lightish feel. Descent carbonation. Semi-dry. Needs a little more body in my opinion.

Good beer.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this @ Binny's while waiting in line for King Henry across the street.

Pours a transparent golden yellow with a fat finger of cream colored head. There is an obvious amount of carbonation as mass bubbles seem to rise continuously. The head has a long lasting retention and leaves it's mark behind in a webby fashion.

The nose brings some earthy, pine-like flavors melded nicely with a subtle amount of sweet and citrus fruit. Maybe some guava, mango, and a bit of pineapple.

The taste is damn near spot on. Nice fruity presence including a citrus bouquet. There is a significant malt bill that controls some of the bitter hop offerings and leaves a great melded aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a lighter carbonation to it. This is nice as it leaves the brew feeling "juicy" each and every sip.

Overall, lovely nose, wish the taste lived up to it 100% but no worries. This is a decent offering from the exclusive "Lips of Faith". It owns up to that with favorable tastes that are super fresh and that's a win for me.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. (This is reviewed from notes, it was drank fresh).

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and orange notes from the hops, as well as a hint of biscuit malt. The aroma is very fresh smelling. The flavor is full of big, resinous and sticky pine notes, with a little bit of orange citrus. There is also some bread from the malt and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear yellow-gold color with decent head, good retention, and spotty lacing.

Smell is floral and citrus hops with a touch of bready malt.

The taste is hop heavy with orange pith, pineapple, and a light resinous touch. The malt tones the bitterness down just a tad, but it leaves my tongue nice and dry.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Good carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good IPA and definitely quenches a hop thirst.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a kiss of orange and a frothy white head that leaves small bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops. A bit of fruits and malts come through as well.

Tastes of a solid wave of hops with a nice malt base. Hops lead of with citrus, pines, and a bit of tropical fruits. Hops have that slick oily feel. Malts roll in and add some caramel sweetness with some toasted bread notes. A fair amount of bitterness, but this does feel very balanced for an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly creamy amount of carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a surprise and a good IPA that has some good qualities to it.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This just hit Indianapolis on Friday.

This beer pours a light bodied goldish copper in color with a two finger bright white, soapy head. I can pick out the amarillo and centennial hops in the nose but can't pick out the cascade. Regardless, that means that it's well balanced. The nose is both light and soft. The flavor consists of fresh, slightly dry hops with moderate bitterness. I get more centennial than anything. The finish is light and slightly sweet. It isn't overly dry and is quite refreshing. Overall this is a fine example of a fresh hop IPA. New Belgium did really well and I'm glad they made this part of their Lips of Faith series. It was well worth the $6.99.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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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