New Belgian Lips Of Faith – Super India Pale Ale (Alpine Collaboration), originally uploaded by adambarhan.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber; the head is rather modest but it does an impressive job of sticking some lace
Smell: Fresh and citrusy, with grapefruit, mango and pine notes
Taste: While there is clearly a big malt bill that adds some sugary sweetness, the hops dominate the flavor profile from start to finish; tropical fruit flavors are up front, with the mango and grapefruit, but by mid-palate, the resinous, piney flavors start to dominate; the finish has a wild onion flavor going on
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a bit of warmth in the gullet
Overall: While I am not crazy at all about the wild onion flavor, there is a lot going on and the flavor profile is rather distinctive; nice to see an Alpine-influenced beer outside of southern California
Serving type: bottle