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

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Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration)Lips Of Faith - Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration)

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GilGarp on 08-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 800 |  Reviews: 234
Photo of DonFrap
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Mechphisto
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My wife got this for me as a surprise on the recommendation of Wil Wheaton. I'm impressed! He knows his beers.
It's a beautiful golden amber with a nice, creamy looking head. However, the head dissipates very quickly and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is interesting--it smells strongly of cut grass and dandelions! I want to say I detect a hint of citrus and bread in the aroma, but the smell of grass and dandelion is very strong (in a good way). It instantly makes me think of a summer beer, especially since I served it quite cold.
The taste is crisp, bitter, hoppy, with a bit of a bite. Here you DO get the citrus hints. Malty, and a touch of sour--but all balanced quite nicely!
The mouthfeel is good. I didn't think it was oily; it lasted long enough to taste every drink, and washed away with only a hint of nice, bitter aftertaste.
Quite enjoyable!

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Photo of DaveHack
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a tulip.

Very sexy looking beer. Pours a clear, neon gold. Large fluffy head with sticky lacing all down the glass

Smell is sweet and boozy. I can catch a whiff of grapefruit or other citrusy aroma, but the booziness overtakes it....not terrible, but I'd rather smell the hop aroma than the sweet alcohol.

Taste is similar to the nose...sweet. You can sense the hops are there, but overtaken by the ABV. Little bit of bitterness at the end. It's good, but it could be so much more...

For the higher ABV, I was expecting it to be much more thick and chewy. There is definately a stickiness to it, but it is rather light bodied overall. It is REALLY drinkable, I'm tempted to chug it!!'s a good beer, but falls a bit short of great. I wouldn't pass it up, but there are MANY DIPAs I'd chose over this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of DaveJanssen
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.99. I didn't take note of any bottling date. Served in a pint glass. 

Golden straw yellow with two fingers off white head. Bits of lacing left anywhere the head rested. 

Subdued aromas of mild pineapple, grass and biscuit. 

Sweet hops. Pineapple, orange, bicuits and caramel. Much sweeter than I'm used to in an IPA. Alcohol is well hidden. 

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. 

Not bad. One of the better things I've had from New Belgium. I'd drink it again but I wouldn't pay 8.99 for another bottle. 

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Photo of harrymel
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been looking forward to this one...

Pours a nice toasted golden with a steady fine white foam sheet with central dome. Smells of sweet pine, resin, grapefruit, sweet malts and hints of alcohol. Smells solid enough to drink. Not mind blowing, but very nice. Flavor is sweet, biscuity malts, bitterness, oranges, grapefruit meat, cotton candy, and some peaches. Medium bodied on slight syrup with low carb and a slight, warm finish. This beer is nice, and I enjoy it. Strong work between the two and a good buy while available.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
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 JohnLynch
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Daniellobo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of vkv822
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz : tulip

Pours a clear golden-orange with a thick, foamy white head, some lacing.

Super IPA is super hoppy, with lots of juicy citric, tropical fruit upfront, light pine finish with a faint sweet, malt backing.

Sweet tropical and citric fruits upfront, resiny pine, blend into pale, sweet malt backing/finish.

Medium body, low bubbly carbonation. Lightly sticky, oily, mouth coating. Very faint alcohol in finish.

Very enjoyable DIPA. Absolutely hop-forward, but nicely balanced by the lightly sweet, malt backing.

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Photo of laymansbeerfan
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of FosterJM
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1490th Review on BA
Bottle to NB Globe

2012 Bottle
Purchased from Bevmo Chino Hills, for $5.99

App- A darker orange with a bit of yellows in the center. A good density in the center of the beer with a puffy 2 finger off white, tan head. A good amount of cling and lace to it.

Smell- It does have a lot going on in the glass but comes down to a few things. It's hoppy, it's creamy and boozy. Smells a bit like candy just with booze attached to it.

Taste- It's a nice DIPA but when it's cold. When it's warm it loses its balance. The colder it is, the more its sweet and tasty. As warms the more the malts and bitter take over and create an unpleasant experience.

Mouth- Its a pretty thick medium body with a medium creamy body. Residual hops and candy like sweetness.

Drink- A good beer. Was really expecting more to this one. I like the lips of faith series but this needed a bit more balance.

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Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bbcd
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of bradcochran1234
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of oline73
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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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Photo of larryi86
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a globe

A- A clear golden amber color with a three finger white head.

S- Hoppy and you can smell from over a foot away. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, resin, pine, some sweet malts.

T- Hoppy and very bitter. Finish stands out right away, resin, pine, some wet grass, small malt backbone, some grapefruit and some tropical fruits up front, finish overwhelms most of the beer.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- A solid IPA, great hoppy bitterness. ABV is well hidden, but it could be more balanced. I will definitely pick this up again, very tasty.

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Photo of DallasJones
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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