Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) | New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration)Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration)
BA SCORE
4.22/5
800 Ratings
Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration)Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GilGarp on 08-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
800
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 800 |  Reviews: 234
Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

John's bottle from Lakeview in Chicago. Very good IPA though boozy. Smooth mouthffel even though hop forward. Tasty citrus with orange peel. Could be Citra though only Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe are listed. Dark yellow with a big head.Malted to give it backbone, just a great hop delivery system.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two finger off white head with nice lacing on a hazy golden orange body. Very strong citrus aroma with mostly orange and tangerine, some grapefruit with hint if toasted malt. Flavor is malt forward, very syrupy, with pine resin, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple and caramel. Medium body, creamy and oily coatin the palate and light to moderate carbonation. This one is a couple months old and is a little funky but the hops still provide decent balance to the maltiness.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 38 Degrees Ale House in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a honey and herbal hop finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is an excellent beer. pours an apple juice color with a frothy inch and a half head pure white. the aroma is definitelya product of major dry hopping, i can distinctly smell simcoe hops, as well as some more floral hops. flavor is obviously quite bitter, high alpha oily hops combine with a fruity yeast very well, and the high alcohol content almost makes a spicy character out of all the hops. pale malt body behind all the sticky icky. mouthfeel is bitter and rather dry, which works well. each sip is a short burst of flavor, and is ready to be immediately followed by the next sip. this makes it dangerously drinkable, but this isnt for everyone. this is for the beer drinker who can really appreciate the intricacies of different hops. i like it a lot.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice bright yellowish orange color with a very nice looking white head on top. The retention and lacing were both very nice on this one. The smell of the beer is loaded with hops, lots of strong resin-like pine aromas on the nose with not much of the malt coming through. The taste of the beer is also very high with hop flavors, it's floral and piney with some citrus in there too. The mouthfeel is very smooth, it's very drinkable. It's lighter bodied with a subtle carbonation making this beer soft and just very pleasurable. Overall I really enjoyed this beer a lot. Really good aromas, very interesting taste and mouthfeel all in one. Very pleased with this beer. I would like to have it again someday.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber purchased for $7.99. Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge fluffy head. Medium bodied, nice tropical/grapefruit initial taste, nicely balanced with the malts. A very smooth, drinkable IPA, especially for the higher ABV. This seems a bit fruitier and lighter than most IPAS (double IPA none the less) and it's a welcome change. Makes for a very refreshing, well rounded, easy to quaff brew. Nice collaboration effort here and highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a Leffe Goblet at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica, CA. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of fair cream, nice thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Colour is a vibrant copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent; non-opaque.

Sm: Hops, with floral character dominating. Palpable hop bitterness. I'm a bit worried about the balance, but not horribly so. Some light pine. Oily hop character. Clean malts. A bit of cream. A somewhat subtle, average strength aroma.

T: Hops are present, varied, and nicely balanced. Floral character certainly, but also pine and oily qualities. No alcohol or yeast comes through. Has enough body without coming off overbearing. I like it. It has a fresh flavour. Bitterness does hit a bit on the climax, but it doesn't destroy the balance. I wouldn't call it aggressively hopped. Complex and layered enough, but far from significantly impressive. It's a tasty IPA, though.

Mf: Too thin and weak, especially given the demanding flavours. Smooth, crisp, and wet. Not tailored to the flavours. Needs work.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable but I hoped for better. I'd try it again, but it's pricey at $8.00 a pour. You can safely pass on this one, but with work it could be quite lovely. It hides its alcohol well. I expected better given Alpine's involvement.

Low B-

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Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant crystal clear orange, drippy rings of lace cling to the glass as a thin broken skim floats on the surface. Initial pour left behind a decent head, second was minimal.

Cheesy Columbus hops, dank and leafy green, botanical with a bunch of resin. Vague sweet cotton candy and hop oils dominating. West coast through and through.

Mild caramel in the middle, with touches of prickly alcohol. Sun tea, cantaloupe, cut grass. Dry and resiny aftertaste of fresh bitter hops. Creamy smooth feel. Bitterness is moderate in this one, pushing heavy for those "pre-lupulin threshold shift". Pretty tasty, and nearly flawless save for the slight booziness and somewhat less complex hop flavors than the nose promises.

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber; the head is rather modest but it does an impressive job of sticking some lace

Smell: Fresh and citrusy, with grapefruit, mango and pine

Taste: While there is clearly a big malt bill that adds some sugary sweetness, the hops dominate the flavor profile from start to finish; tropical fruit flavors are up front, with the mango and grapefruit, but by mid-palate, the resinous, piney flavors start to dominate; the finish has a wild onion flavor going on, however

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a bit of warmth in the gullet

Overall: While I am not crazy at all about the wild onion flavor, there is a lot going on and the flavor profile is rather distinctive; nice to see an Alpine-influenced beer outside of southern California

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Photo of oline73
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear amber color with a finger of fluffy off white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour with some nice lacing.

Smell: There is a huge citrus peel hop bitterness presence here. I'm also getting a bunch of pine needles. Some sweetness, but the hops are the star.

Taste: Just like the smell, the hops are the star. There is a nice malt sweetness to back up the hops. The hop profile is full of pine notes along with some mild citrus. The finish is really bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fairly smooth carbonation and a rather dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a really good IPA. The hop bitterness was quite heavy, but really nice. I would drink this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, orange/amber color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine, grapefruit and bubble gum. There was a toasty malt aroma.

T - It tasted very much like the aroma but better. Bitter hop bite up front with strong grapefruit and pine flavors. Some sweet toasted malt as a backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very tasty double IPA. I might have to get another one before they're all gone.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 7/24/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine, floral, grass, herbal, and earth. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral, herbal, grass, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus rind, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Nice hop balance and complexity; with a high hop presence over malts. No cloying bitterness after the finish at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent DIPA. Great hop complexity and balance; quite smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 800 ratings
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