ljthiessen (319) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, amber orange pour. Soft nose, notes of apricot, Belgian yeast, chilies and light citrus. More chilies in the flavour, but still light. The chilies worked well in the beer - understated and well balanced. Not much else going on here though - tasty, but light.
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at revo. SmellZ of apricots oranges, sweet lime, pretty sure I can smell the peppers - no smoke but a peppery smell, lightly toasted non whole wheat crust. Buds: really good combo of hops and the peppers for a good hop heat bite. No confusion - this is not a "heat" pepper beer thankfully. Kinda creamy here and there, peachy base, mish mash that I can’t quite analyze. Pretty good. I think more is in order.
presario (4593) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a moderate foam. Interesting edge to a quiet scent. Flavour starts with some spice which grows through to the back. Spice, wood, a hint of smoke and some citrus. Pleasant spiciness.
glennmastrange (2214) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of bread, grain and roasted, moderate perfume and faint lemon for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with a note of red pepper. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, off-white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is hazy, medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavilynbitter. Palate is light to medium, slick, with a lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. A nice, bold Pepper Beer with just a hint of pepper, but not much heat.
hman43 (301) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It pours golden with a fluffy white head. The head is an off white in color. It has the smell of yeast and a bit of citrus. The aroma is not that powerful, but is pleasant. There is lacing present. The tastes is of hops at first, then a bit of citrus with a definitive taste of peppers afterwards.
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is hazed golden amber with lots of white head. Nose has a bit of stale grain, some sweet candied sugar, lemon, passion fruit, and a hint of peppery spice. Taste is pretty much the same, a bit sweet of candied sugar, some fruitiness and a hint more peppery spice. Medium body, a touch syrupy and heavy in back, moderate carbonation.
reebtogi (4080) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with hints of caramel and chilies. Taste is a light citrus hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness with a slight warming from the chilies finishing with the cedar. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. Not quite what I expected from 2 highly reputable breweries. I was expecting much more than I received and was left disappointed.
Tide (1670) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Fate. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, berries, mango, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, mango, berries and resin. Very nice brew.
Floback (523) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fresh Thyme, a new organic grocery down the street. Pours a hazy amber/orange with a sizeable off-white head that displays good retention. Subtle aroma of lemon and spice. Flavors of floral, piney hops, subtle citrus, boozy afterbite. Subtle yeast in the finish. Medium/full carbonation and medium/full body. Honestly, I expected more flavor-wise from this effort. At least some pepper influence. Cigar City is awesome, New Belgium is not, so the answer may lie there. Still a decent drink, though.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/27/2014: The New Belgium/Cigar City Lips of Faith Ale brewed wit Anaheim & Marash Chilies was fairly disappointing for me since barely any chili flavor or heat were distinguishable. The beer itself was good and drank a lot like a nice Belgian Trippel with a good balance between the sweetness and alcohol, but where were the peppers?! I only noticed a very slight earthy tingle in the back of the throat at the finish after about getting half way through the beer. That’s it. No heat at all; had I not known that there was supposed to be peppers in this beer, it would not be possible to find that characteristic. Maybe the peppers are more pronounced in the bottled version, but the tap version was a let down on peppers. Without the peppers, this is nothing more than a well-crafted Trippel.
Snifter (draught) at The Brass Tap in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Steverus0 (147) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't anything so obvious as a smokey ale from the Cigar City collab.
Light citrus smoke on the nose and hazy gold with a light, dense head, on the pour it washes over the palate with smooth effervescence and lightly smoky citrus. This brew builds it's strength mad the peppers come alive in a very natural, clean and quite spicy way.
Could have benefitted from some more aromatics, but what the brew lacks in introduction to the palate it makes up in transition from it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone