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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Fresh pickings for some lickings. This beauty of an ale boasts a fresh crop of cascade, centennial, and amarillo hops. Weíre talking from vine to brew within 24 hours fresh. Citrusy. Soft fruit tones. Fresh hop IPA.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Brew pours golden to pale amber with a moderate, steady head like a gunslinger from the wild west programs I watched as a kid. Chubby malt and sharp hop aromas fill the air. Full nectar with superb carbonation creating a very lush yet snappy mouthfeel. This brew is the bomb. Everything is on the right place and tastes as fresh as it can be. Citrus rind balances the copious malt overlord. Seriously, donít miss this one. Iím gonna throw a TRUMP card at this one. Bamn!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vir4030 (517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours a clear yellow with a thinnish white head from a cold bomber. Very hoppy light aroma with some sweet perhaps fruity tints. Nice and hoppy flavor, but not too overpowering or bitter. Very nice indeed. Will drink again.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Wow, a nice fresh fruity hop aroma that is fantastic. This is really top notch. Lots of fruity hops with some dryness at the end. Quite good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huskerben (15) - - DEC 16, 2011
I really loved this beer, the aroma after pouring is very reminiscent of when I cut open a bag of hops to home brew. Itís just that pure fresh hop aroma that I expect from a fresh hop ale. The head, lacing, and color looked good and it tasted as fresh and pure as it smells. This is my favorite style of beer so maybe Iím biased but this is my favorite beer in the lips of faith series so far even if it isnít the most original.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bomber with some bad ass labeling. Pours a clear orangish golden color with an enormous almost three finger white head. Great retention and lots of sticky lacing. Tons of citrusy, floral hops. Lots of delicious aromas. Piney resin notes as well. Delicious juicy citrusy hops. Grapefruit, with some leafy oily hop resin. A little malt sweetness but itís a hop bomb. Bitter dry finish. Smooth and creamy. Perfect carbonation. Great mouthfeel and excellent bitterness. I love itís juicy hop bite you get at first. Probably my favorite so far from New Belgium.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 Clear golden color, big frothy long-lived beige head. Aroma is full of tropical fruit-mango mostly, floral hops, some pine, some grain, really nice. Taste is light bitter, lots of sweet floral notes, a little perfumey. The taste is incredible, lots of mango, the floral nature is like having a real flower in my mouth, but probably better than that would actually be. It reminds me of getting that whiff of a big honeysuckle shrub. You know, when you smell it before you see it, then you go over there and just want to bathe in it. The seven percent alcohol is shocking considering how light and easy to drink the body is. I would say that this is one of my favorite IPAís. Itís not insanely bitter, itís not over the top like so many IPA/DIPAís are. This is just an incredibly well made beer with an awesome blend of fresh hops. Itís just so amazing to me because Iíve had so many IPAís with these hops and even fresh hop IPAís with these specific hops, but this really has separated itself from the norm. Iím not sure why I like this so much, but I could seriously have this beer at this freshness level (which is of course impossible) as the only beer for the rest of my life. Iím not drunk either, this is only my 3rd beer today and first in 3 hours, so those words hold more weight than if I was wasted. .... Just bought another to see if my score is warranted. The aroma is a little less vibrant, the taste is almost too soapy. Taking it from 4.6 to 4.3.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Very nice. Similar to other fresh hop IPAs Iíve had in a good way. Thereís just no substitute for that fresh hop aromatic punch. Nice and bitter, hardly sweet, just focusing on the nuances of the hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Strong grapefruit and pine nose. Honey barely manages to break through. Crystal clear amber, thick head, nice lacing. Dry and bitter. Pine dominated flavor. Lemon zest and black pepper also present. A very nice robustly bitter IPA, not too citusy, not floral.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pale amber color. White thick head quarter inch leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is great clearly amarillo hops coming through. Nice grassy citrus flavor is great bitter grapefruit. The thing about this ipa is the body. Very creamy . Never had one like this sweeter side of ipa in flavor and quick bitter finish ends with centennial hops showing through very well done ipa i like it

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Wasnít originally expecting much. It isnít even fresh, there was still tons of it on the shelf. But wow was it good, a nice bitter-forward IPA.


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