September 17, 2012

The Brü Revü – New Belgium & Alpine Beer Company Collaboration: Super India Pale Ale

The latest in the Lips of Faith Series from New Belgium is a collaboration with the Alpine Beer Company called Super India Pale Ale.  Alpine is known for their exquisite use of hops, but their beers are almost impossible to obtain outside of San Diego.  Enter New Belgium and their large national distribution and you get this exceptional Super IPA.  I have read that you can see Alpine’s signature all over this beer, but I have never had one of their beers so I can’t comment on that.  I do know that this beer has quickly rocketed to the top of my list of favorite Double IPA list.  The aroma was full of dank, resinous hops that came through on the initial taste along with a slight hint of bitter pine.  The bitter pine faded a bit as it warmed and you were left with a smooth creamy Double IPA with some added tropical and citrus fruit hops.  This was truly an exceptional beer and its a shame it is only a limited release.  Hopefully New Belgium will either decide to release this more regularly, or they took good notes from Alpine because this is a beer I need to drink more of and it’s already gone.  

New Belgium Lips of Faith - Super India Pale Ale

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