Ding's Beer Blog

10/13/2012
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Beer Review: The Lost Abbey & New Belgium Brewing, Mo Betta Bretta Ale

Ding Points: 68.50 Pour: 60.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: $13.99 for the 12.7 fl oz in the corked & caged bottle. Yes, I said $13.99! As always with The Lost Abbey, I open with … Continue reading

09/13/2012
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Beer Review: Alpine Beer Company and New Belgium Brewing Co., Super India Pale Ale (Lips of Faith)

Ding Points: 88.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Anything involving Alpine in the DIPA category usually gets my attention, so I was interested to see how this would pan out. The last New … Continue reading

07/30/2012
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Beer Review: New Belgium Brewing, Tart Lychee (Lips of Faith)

Ding Points: 80.00 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouthfeel: 80.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: I tried this in its initial incarnation back in March of 2010 in Raleigh at The Pit. I was impressed then (with The Pit and … Continue reading

05/25/2012
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Beer Review: New Belgium Brewing Co., Cocoa Mole (Lips of Faith Series)

Ding Points: 71.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 70.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: Chestnut pour from the 22 oz bottle, with a small, white head but some better than expected lace. Lots of red highlights. Looks like a … Continue reading

10/24/2011
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Beer Review: New Belgium, Lips of Faith Series – Clutch

Ding Points: 80.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 80.00 Tasting Notes: Mmmm, interesting. A sour stout rather than a ‘sour dark’  – I guess I should have researched that properly in the first place. Never mind. … Continue reading

10/02/2011
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Beer Review: New Belgium, (Lips of Faith) Kick

Ding Points: 88.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 90.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: More beer in the Lips of Faith Series. This one brewed in association with Elysian, it’s a blended beer. Relatively low carbonation on the initial … Continue reading

07/04/2011
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Beer Review: New Belgium Brewing, Somersault

Ding Points: 76.50 Pour: 80.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 80.00, Global: 70.00 Tasting Notes: 12 oz single from Mac’s, Atlanta, GA as part of their mixed sixer. The second time I’ve had this, the other occasion being on draught … Continue reading