Whenever I find myself in Indiana I always see what New Belgium beers are available, luckily I again found myself in this situation over the weekend. I had heard about the Super IPA being released but little more than that. When I got to Crown Liquor in downtown Indy I started asking what was new and they busted open a box of this for me. Sadly though if you want this you gotta head across the state line to Indiana, I encourage you all to go do that now!
Brewery: New Belgium & the Alpine Beer Co.
Beer: Lips of Faith Super IPA
Style: Imperial IPA
Alcohol by Volume: 9%
Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial
Malts: Pale, C-80, Melanoidin, Acidulated, Carapils
Beautiful golden brown color with plenty of fluffy white head. I love this color.
Strong aroma of fruity hops even from a few feet away. Lots of citrus, pine, fresh cut grass fills out the hop aromas in the foreground. There is the slightest hint of bready malt in the background of this delightful aroma as well as a tiny bit of alcohol.
The taste is just great this is a top notch IPA. Super hop bitterness mixed in with pineapple and pine resin flavors and the tiniest amount of sweet caramel malt.
Medium bodied mouth feel with almost no carbonation.
This is a fantastic beer that I highly recommend picking up if you get the chance. But that chance is limited and you gotta get over to Indiana to get it so get in your car and drive!