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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pamela’s IPA

New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pamela’s IPA
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Hops - Falconer’s Flight, Cascade, Sterling
Malts - Honey
Spicing - Lemon peel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terminus (3565) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Tap at the Bridge in St Louis-pours dark orange with a small slightly off-white soapy head. nose is citrus flowers and some off-character that i cant pinpoint-maybe just old age. flavors are citrus with a huge asprin character, which was quite unpleasant. I think this beer is beyond its prime but still, its not very good as it sits. It may have been interesting with the honey and lemon peel fresh, but in its state i sampled, it was not very good. finish is like chewing asprin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Malt foward ups, malts are plain amber and l20 type. If you do this, gotta be sexy English bitter style. Bitter finish however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a mostly clear gold with a soft off-white head that leaves heavy lace rings on the way down. Aroma of tropical fruits, melon, citrus, caramel malts, and leafy hops. Flavor of pineapple, tangerine, melon, caramel malts, white bread, and tea. Light-medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a smooth, juicy mouthfeel. Really easy drinking, pleasant IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
(tasting of the last keg in St. Louis at PW pizza) light amber with off white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor was more herbal hops with some pine and citrus. The Pamela of "Pamela’s IPA" spoke at the tasting - her goal was to make an accessible IPA - I think she succeeded. Also, it’s 60% Falconer’s Flight, 25% Cascade, and 15% Sterling according to my notes from the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4 ounce sample on tap in Davis, CA at the Clips of Faith event. The aroma is orange with some light cattiness and a little hempiness. Lightly sweet and quite pleasant. Mildly hazy orange-copper color with a small, medium off-white head. Starts very citrussy with orange and pine. This almost has a hair spray like quality. Perhaps the lemon? Medium tannins in the middle. Finishes with light herbal hop and pine notes. A little thin, but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Pours a golden color with a good sized white head. The aroma is fruity with some citrus and some herbs, a little bit spicy but mainly focused on fresh hop character. The flavor has a good bit of herbal hops and earthiness, a little bit of lemon rind, and some fruity fresh hop character. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
On tap @ New Belgium brewery. Clear pure gold with a little white head. Aroma of black pepper, lemon zest, and a freshly mown lawn. Taste was zesty and peppery, but more in a green bell pepper sort of way. Orange citrus and a nice brown toast malt backbone help it from being a drain pour. Enjoyable but not really my thing. Slight floral hops noticeable at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
on tap at new belgium a decent ipa, could use a bit more on the dry hops but overall a decent ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at New Belgium poured a clear tarnised gold with a small lasting whiote head. Aromas of biscuit, lemon, ghrapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors oif biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2011
draft. clear light copper. hop aromatics are resinous pine needles and mild citrus rind with honey malt accents. moderately rough as NBB beer tends to be, but snappy and crisp in the finish with lingering orange oil and pine sap hop flavors, medium bitterness, medium acid and mild biscuit / honey sweetness. altogether a decent IPA but that’s not saying much.

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