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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso
Giddy Up is a delicious juxtaposition of coffee, sustainably grown in Brazil and espresso-roasted locally, pressed into an ale with the deep color of a copper cowboy kettle. First whiff is full of sweeet caramel, toffee, latte. Then, a hint of lemon scone flavor from the addition of lemon peel. Body is creamy, resonant of espresso, yet the finish is bright, even a bit frisky. An ale to git along with...


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Nice copper color that has a bubbly creamy light tan head. Smells of coffee, and true the lemon does come out a wee bit in the nose, but is definitely more prominent in the aftertaste. The espresso adds a nice character to the flavor and drinkability of this brew. Part of the Folly pack I picked up when I was out on the Oregon Coast. Wasn’t sure what to make of it...but I knew I wouldn’t be let down by the other three offerings in the pack. Seriously, I think I could really like or really hate this been depending on the day. Today, it falls into the I like side of the fence. It’s akin to iced coffee, that someone snuck a lemon wedge into thinking it was iced tea.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Have I mentioned that most of New Belgium’s beers taste like Fat Tire except for many of the Lips of Faith series?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Wow, this is actually pretty good. Clear mahogany brown pour with very faint diminishing offwhite head. Nose smells of chestnuts and espresso beans. Big malty/nutty flavor with more toffee and caramel. I don’t find the lemon peel other than perhaps a slight bitterness of zest. The coffee is very remote, and in my opinion, the way it should be. A slight bit metallic and vegetal though. Decent job on this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (124) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Man, this is a pretty good beer. Dark with a nice espresso kick and a twist of lemon. There’s very little bitterness, just enough to know you’re drinking beer. This is a fine one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12oz bottle at the Christmas party, 2013
Dark brown with a beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of roasted, chocolate, roast coffee and resin
Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jebert (474) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a very dark amber with a small tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is coffee and malt. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is of coffee, slightly burnt malt, toffee and a slightly dry hop finish. Lemon peel is lost in the coffee flavor. Good beer but not top tier.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartung32 (196) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
An unexpected new favorite for me. Won't replace Breakfast Stout anytime soon, but it's got a great coffee nose/taste for such a (relatively) light beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle! Aroma is citrus with a slight coffee smell. Taste is coffee with a lasting after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (523) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Dark amber/brown color. Coffee/jalapeno-ish, caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel, mocha coffee flavor. A little of the jalapeno. Lemon peel is subtle; It’s there, not sure if I would have picked it out if I didn’t know about it, though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (794) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a brown amber with a half inch beige head that lasts. Taste is of coffee, malt, chocolate and lemon. Similar aroma. Has a decent body. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. A nice surprise.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. the aroma is sweet coffee and very nutty. i do not pick up much citrus or lemon. very sweet almost sugary aroma. the taste is very similar to the aroma, however, you do pick up some of the lemon on the taste. this is a very weird combination but it goes very well together!


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