New Belgium Lips of Faith - Fresh Hop

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

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4.1
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Clear bright golden color, small white edge head. Shocking aroma of intense grass and pine needles. Taste is bitter straw, anise, flowers. Very nice.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Tap at Max’s 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.

3.9
mcberko (17840) - 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.

4.1
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours orange tinged gold with a creamy off-white head. The nose is so full of so many different hops. Floral is a fair description, but inadequate. Full bodied. Flavor is floral/perfume, citrus, and something like earthy/resin. The hop load is fantastic. Mild burn and lots and lots of sensory impingments. Maybe some sort of unusual fruit towards the finish. This is just great ale.

3.9
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit, tangerine, light tropical fruit, light pine and light grassiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, tropical fruit, tangerine, pine and light grassiness with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.

3.8
djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear copper with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a floral hop and pine. Medoum mouthfeel with a crisp hop and pine with a sweet hop finish. A very good IPA from New Belgium.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14490) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft sample. Poured a clear copper color with an average creamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks butters. Small white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light straw. Medium body, light acidity.

3.9
Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Short Pump. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Nice fresh hops in the aroma, floral, citrus and green. The taste is green hops, floral and almost vegetal. Medium-full bodied. Nice.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13322) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle shared by Butters. Pours clear light orange with a small, fizzy and bubbly white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fragrant herbal and earthy hops, straw and biscuit malt, citrus and floral with light tropical esters. Flavor is heavy hops with medium bitterness, medium malt with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.


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