January 16, 2012

The Brü Revü – New Belgium Belgo IPA

The Belgo IPA is a newer addition to New Belgium’s regular line-up via the explorer series, and began as one of their Lips of Faith beers.  The Belgo is a Belgian Style IPA that poured a dark gold with a white head.  I let it sit and warm to allow all of the flavors and aromas to reveal themselves.  You get the signature Belgian yeast aroma of sweet cloves and bananas with a bit of hops as well.  The taste was complex with the Belgian yeast hitting you first with the bitter hops on the back end. The mouthfeel was creamy smooth on this well balanced beer which made the Belgo dangerously easy to drink considering its 8% ABV.  This was a different but fantastic beer and a great addition to the New Belgium line up. 

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