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29Nov/110

Lips of Faith at New Belgium Brewing

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LOF Fresh Hop IPA1 Lips of Faith at New Belgium Brewing

 

New Belgium Brewing is the third biggest craft brewery in the country.  They’re better known for beers like Fat Tire and Sunshine, which are both pretty solid considering the quantity produced.  But what I’m really into is their series called The Lips of Faith.  Right now they have a total of 9 different beers that are part of the series.  Each beer tends to be somewhat unique with the use of exotic spices, barrel aging, and the addition of souring agents.  I highly recommend getting your hands on some if you can.

Here I grabbed a bottle of the Fresh Hop India Pale Ale.  If you read my other posts on fresh hopped beers, you’ll know how I feel about them.  Again, this one has that same characteristic to it.  The fresh hops used really help cut down the initial kick that hoppy beers sometimes have.  But this one is definitely still very hop forward.  This particular IPA gets a heavy dose of citrus from Amarillo, Centennial, and Cascade hops; all from Washington State.  It poured a nice deep, orange-gold color with a super white head.  Tastes of more citrus and pine with a nice light, dry finish.  A solid IPA.

-Robin

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