mensch (271) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great color, head and lacing. Huge aroma - should get a 10 but... the skunky, oniony aromas from Amarillo and Simcoe hops overwhelm the more desirable citrus, pine and floral notes from the Columbus and Centennial. This also comes through in the flavor. I would like to love this beer. It would get about a 4.7 without the nasty hops.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one while watching the super bowl this year... unfortunately it was no good luck charm, but a good beer though. Solid DIPA
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- light tropical fruits, astringency, pine, floral aromas
Appearance- typical IPA with a golden yellow and fantastic, pillowy white head
Taste- excellently blended DIPA with some summer fruits, much pine and astringency and a semi-dry finish
Palate- great mouthfeel and palate for the style
Overall- While it’s not particularly original, this is a fantastically crafted DIPA. Will definitely seek out again.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a nice light tan head. Aroma is of grapefruit, orange, simcoe-esque aroma. Great taste, perfect hop combo. Very drinkable at 9%.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bomber. Pours a pale gold color with a nice lacing head of foam. Big hoppy nose reminiscent of other Alpine beers. Bright mandarin orange, grapefruit and pine notes dominant the aroma which is arguably the most outstanding quality of the beer. Flavor is hop centric, but not overly bitter and balanced by more sweetness than is typical for Alpine’s IPAs. Maybe this is the New Belgium component of the collaboration. Lots of pine and tropical fruit flavors with a little bitter bite on the back end. Oily and slightly sticky on the palate with a decent amount of carbonation. I think this beer would have been a little better if they could have kept the ABV in the 7-8% range since there is a boozy component to the back end flavor. Overall a really enjoyable IPA for the hop heads out there.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz--> shaker. Pours almost lager yellow with tiny white head and great lacing. Quite a bit lighter color than your average IPA. Aroma is heavy pine and sweet citrus fruits. Thing smells amazing. Taste is piney apricot with mild bitter on the back end. Palate stays intact, but I hate palate wreckers, so that's a plus. New Belgium usually lets me down, but this is a fantastic IPA.
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anderson01 (232) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper in color. Creamy head with average lacing. Overpowering aroma of hops. Chocolate-covered waffles with peanut butter and butter with syrup is what this reminds me of. Awesome. Very hoppy but smooth in the finish. All of a sudden it smells like cooked broccili. Me personally i love the smell of broccili. Medium-bodied beer with medium carbonation. This was a very enjoyable beer and would have again.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, love the lips of faith series from new Belgium. On tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston, wonderful hoppy/floral/citrus aroma. A powerful hoppy punch to the taste buds! Great collaboration with alpine
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GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the workers at my local store told me I had to try this beer and I am glad I did. They had just gotten it in that day so I knew it was fresh. Pours a hazy, golden color. The aroma is VERY HOPPY with lots of pine, citrus and floral notes. Taste is similar and there is the bitterness typical of the style. There is a little malt evident but this is a hop bomb. It would never win any awards for being the best balanced beer but I love it nonetheless and the pine is fantastic. The body is medium, the finish is dry, and the bitterness does not linger. The alcohol is hidden well for the abv. This is one hell of a beer. I really love the aroma. It is exceptional.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with a very slight haze. White, pillowy head. Great head retention. Aroma is citrus, dough, hop resin, hint of floral. Starts off with a touch of carbonation and bittersweet, middle palate is oily and bittersweet which slowly leads to a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, low carbonation, moderately low alcohol warmth. ’Tis a good one.