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 Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of adsomers
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at Lips of Faith Tap Takeover at Harry's Hofbrau San Jose, CA 8/29/12

A - Golden copper color, fluffy white head, lowish carbonation

S - Very pungent pine, tropical fruit, cotton candy, some grass. Unbelievably strong aroma from this one. Very fresh.

T - Aggressive bitterness supports sweet and resinous hop flavors. A lot of descriptors could be used here but suffice it to say the taste is just very, very fresh hoppiness and not much else. I nursed this for a while and I have to say it declined a bit sitting in the glass. That's the only thing I noticed that didn't like, and is probably unavoidable in this style.

M - Pretty hefty body balanced by bitterness and just enough carbonation.

D - 8oz. And I'm buzzed, so there's that... But as long as I can stay standing I can keep sipping this one.

O - Amazing beer. Need more of this!

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4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance was great, I can't complain. It had great lacing matched with a mostly transparent golden hue. Smells fantastic, like fruity caramel malty, fresh cut grass notes without the overly sweet tones. Taste is just as impressive. The malty caramel really comes through. It is hoppy but the bitterness is so well balanced that it lets the other more leathery darker flavors come through. Taste is like mixing caramel with some nutmeg, oatmeal, light fruit and some nice bitter hops. Mouthfeel leaves a sticky carbonated quality that really compliments the backend tastes. It's really nice and suits the beer.

Overall, I would love, love to have this beer on tap. I would definitely pick this up again. If I had a dipa tasting I would probably link this with Avery's Maharaja, and Great Divides Anniversary Dipa. Just don't ask me to choose whose is best.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From notes. Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
L: Pours gold with a slight haze under a thin, off-white foam cap. S: Floral hops, light grains, citrus, lemon
T: Traces of muffin orange marmalade flavor, fruit, tart, with an assertive hop accent on the finish.
F: Very creamy, medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: Deliscious and fruity.

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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