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 tewaris
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Ryan!

Golden with a slight haze, very good head, retention and lacing. Smells tropical with mango coming forward the most; followed by caramel maltiness; and finally only hints of spice. Bitter and coating with fruit, weed and spice in the taste. Medium mouthfeel. It's good but it's not phenomenal. I initially gave it 4 on all counts but changed the overall to 3.5 after sampling it again yesterday. It is a little too malty and for its own good, IMO. Also, could have been more crisp.

4, 4, 4, 4, 3.5

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Photo of smurfbeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of NStLincoln
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish gold with a two finger white head.

Hops explode out of the bottle. Aroma pervades the room. Hops hops hops. When I first opened the bottle I got a lot of fruit and that's still there when I really get into it. Melon is dominant, not cantaloupe but some other weird melon that's like it. I'm not smelling much pine, more like spicy forest floor.

What a cool beer. Starts gently but a wave of earthy hops starts in the mid palate and crests into a huge finish. That bitterness on the back end melds really well with the 9% abv. So at the front you get a nice little bit of malty sweetness but then the hops kick your butt. The aftertaste reminds me of what's left in your mouth after eating some really spicy mustard greens.

Yum yum yum. Not your typical pine tree/grapefruit bomb of an imperial ipa. Well balanced and fun to drink.

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Photo of HopsintheSack
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of n2185
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear honey gold with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy ring with good lacing.

S: Lots of sweet citrus like tangerines and pineapple on the nose with some melon aromas as well. Reminds me of cantaloupe. The finish is a bit more resiny with some pine aromas.

T: Citrus here as well, though not as strong as the nose implies. Pineapple and grapefruit up front followed by resiny pine and a mix of grass, herbs, and weed. The finish is moderately bitter with a slight alcohol presence.

M: Body is on the light side of medium with mid-level carbonation, this beer drinks a bit lighter than most big DIPAs.

O: A good beer, overall. Lots of nice hop aromas and characters and is a pretty unique DIPA.

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Photo of tlazaroff
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its dank, piney, resinous, and floral. Bits of mango, and other various tropical fruits leach their way into the nose as well.

Perfectly clear honey orange color with a frothy, barley off-white head that leaves nice thick lacing.

Super India Pale Ale tastes great! It's filling, and has a juicy quality to it. Big fruit in the taste: mango with spices, honey, and pinecone sap. Moderate body with carbonation only a touch between low and medium. It's satisfying, delicious, and I want more than 1.. but at 9% ABV (which is well hidden), I likely will just polish this one off tonight.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Pours 2+ fingers of head. Color is a pretty light golden yellow. Thick lacing. Good retention.

S. You can smell the hops when you first start to pour out of the bottle. Hops are pretty resiny and piney. Strong hop aroma. Get some nice deep Hop bitterness. Underneath lies a fairly dry biscuity malt aroma. Get some grapefruit aroma, along with some more tropical fruit smell.

T. Nice range of different hop flavors. Fruity and piney at once. Real mouth coating hop bitterness. Drinks fairly sweet. Get some grapefruit, a little bit of pineapple. Really nice display of hop flavor. Very easy drinking DIPA. No alcohol heat. Chewy fruitiness.

M. Medium/full bodied. Nice body for a DIPA. Lingering bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation.

O. A really nice DIPA. Definitely better than any New Belgium IPA I have had. I would imagine that the majority of the aroma and flavor of this beer come from Alpine's influence. Makes me want to seek out other Alpine beers.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alpine

Orange to amber in color with a finger of white head. Whispy lacing doesn't cling to the glass for long. The nose is pure hops. Extremely reminiscent of Exponential Hoppiness. Taste is huge citrus and hemp. Again, very similar to Expo. Orange and mango are prominent up front with hemp, pine and grapefruit developing toward the back end. Finish is dry with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
Feel is thick and viscous, befitting a brew of this gravity. Overall a great beer from two of my favorite breweries. It definitely favors the Alpine side of the equation, which is not a bad thing at all. Recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of big time hops. I get some pine and resin, as well as a good deal of grapefruit and some papaya. The flavor is very similar. There is a lot of resinous grapefruit notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The bitterness is fairly high and there is a ton of hop flavor, including some nice pine notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great IPA that definitely shows a bit of the Alpine influence.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Five Star. Three-finger, fluffy, white, foamy head leaves behind wonderful lacing. Brew is near perfectly clear orange with some yellows.

You can smell the hops coming from the bottle, before it's even poured. Pine, apricot, and mango dominate. Not your typical West Coast IPA..

Butter, but slightly over carbonated. No heat, slightly too bitter and sweet. Hops could stand to be more prevalent. And sugar could be lower, but the flavors are smooth and relaxed. The pine is resinous, but too much so. Apricot is also a bit on the heavy side.. This brew is very wet.

More of a Winter IPA then a Summer IPA, but an awesome brew from New Belgium/Alpine. I think I know who did most of the leg work in this collaboration, too bad the other brewery is getting most of the credit.. A great surprise. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tamarack22
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Pineapple, mango, and lots of peach. Really heavy on the pungent grapefruit and orange. Some floral aromas, a touch of toffee. A weird graham cracker sweetness, mild toffee, and a moderate bitterness. Heavily fruity hops, some grapefruit, tangerine, peach, and mango. Not bad, but nowhere near as good as I was expecting.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bifrost17
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Brouwers in Seattle. The smell straight up blew my mind, can't even describe it. Smelled like hops and any kind of flower imaginable combined, S U P E R floral. I smelled it for at least a minute before I tasted it. The taste lived up to the nose, up front tons of hoppy notes, middle of the tongue tons of piney citrusy notes, and then towards the back of the tongue I just felt like I was swallowing rose water. Wow, this beer on tap absolutely blew my mind, I'm really curious to try it out of the bottle, seek this out if you can.

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Photo of djschnabel
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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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