New Belgium Lips of Faith - Fresh Hop

RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fresh pickings for some lickings. This beauty of an ale boasts a fresh crop of cascade, centennial, and amarillo hops. Were talking from vine to brew within 24 hours fresh. Citrusy. Soft fruit tones. Fresh hop IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4670) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bomber from Cedar Bluff Discount Wine in Knoxville. Yellow-gold pour with a medium off-white and good retention. Aroma is pine, orange peel, sweet malts. Tastes are earthy hops, salt and peppery spice, grapefruit, toasty, pine, resiny. Bitterness is up front and then the toasty malts. Thin to medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff. The beer appears transparent and golden hued. A thick white cap rests atop the beer, leaving some decent lacing on the tulip. The aroma brings some pleasant hop aromas, subtle earthiness, light pine. Good flavor. Hop forward and pretty fresh. Easy to drink. The finish offers a light yet lasting bitterness. Carbonation level is a bit low. I would like the aroma and flavor to be bolder and more aggressive. This one has potential, but lacks that in your face quality that makes fresh hop brews so delectable. Overall, pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-15-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bottle $5.99 Bright orange color, great head, looks good. Smells herbal as well as citrusy, good. Taste is a bit if citrus but I mostly get melon rind, green hoppiness, a bit vegetal but good. Ive already been through three bottles in less than a week, good stuff. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-08-2011 21:17:47

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
In short: A straightforward old-school, clean, medium dry, golden-blonde IPA with citrusy/grassy hopping. Very satisfyingly
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed probably fresh, a few weeks after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Mostly clear golden blond body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: Nose is typical citrusy and grassy hops with a focus on grapefruits and sundried yellowed grass. Nothing original here but with all the new breeds of hops popping up left right and center it is surprisingly refreshing to go back to the good old fashion hops and with no Citra, Nelson Sauvin and friends. Taste is equally straight to the point. A clean low sweetness malt bill that is somewhere between a baguette and crisp crackers, a tiny bit of honey and some residual sugars, a good amount of grapefruity and dry yellowed grass hops. Bitterness level is medium and it leads to a relatively dry finish. Well levelled medium carbonation. It clocks at 7% but Id session it all night, this is very easy to drink. Nothing original here, but the execution is flawless. I really like this beer, and once I was finished drinking the beer I hugged the bottle and I told it I really liked the moment we spent together, and if only I could have a dollar for every time I had a discussion with a bottle of beer I could pay the psychiatric help I obviously need.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkbachman (181) - - SEP 23, 2012
Wonderful hop aroma. Pine like hop flavor. Clean hop bite. Golden color reflects good malt character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Clear copper pour with a white fluffy head.. The aroma is citrusy and a little bread. Taste is similar and overall, pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18199) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Tap at Maxs Taphouse, Baltimore - 22/05/12. Clear golden with a foamy off-white head. Big citrus nose, grapefruit, pine, grass. Taste follows nose perhpas lacking a bit of malt? Medium bodied with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a semi-clear yellow amber with a bubbly, frothy head. Aroma of citrus, burnt caramel, grass, resin. Flavour is beautiful! All of the above, like licking fresh wood, quite earthy - like nature in a glass. Fresh, silky, medium dry, balanced. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a medium, foamy off-white head - medium retention. Aroma of grapefruity hops, toasted hazelnuts, with a very toffee malt backbone. Flavour of floral and citrusy hops, some light peach-like fruit, bitter grapefruit notes, and biscuity, caramel malt backing. Not sure if I would guess this was fresh hopped, maybe somewhere in between fresh and dry. Nevertheless, a well-made, well-balanced, flavourful IPA. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3225) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle - Looks great, clear amber with a big foamy white head. Pungent pine hops on the nose, with some citrus rind and lightly toasted bread hops. Pretty big sweet maltiness in the taste, with citrusy hop resin that builds into a sticky, bitter pine finish. Well-carbonated and slick, pretty big.

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