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Old 08-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default New Belgium + Alpine Super India Pale Ale.

This beer has renewed my faith in New Belgium brewing. This brew is so very hoppy with tons of columbus, ammarillo and simcoe. Its rediculous. Try it if u can

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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I was at the brewery earlier this week and happily passed it up.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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Is that a collaboration with Alpine Brewing in California? (I see the + Alpine)

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:26 AM   #4
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I so miss living an hour from Fort Collins and having access to New Belgium beers. Can't even get 'em here.

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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I was at the brewery earlier this week and happily passed it up.
If it was a super sour ipa you would have gave it a shot i bet.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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I had it last week and thought it was terrible. There's almost no hop character besides columbus (slight nose of amarillo and simcoe, but is quickly overpowered by columbus). I had a tough time finishing it, but I paid $6 for the 12oz pour so I was at least going to get something from the alcohol.

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I honestly dont understand the big obsession with columbus, it tastes so dirty and has such a strong and pungent amonia flavor/aroma. So many good IPAs are ruined by columbus. I mean, come on, 80% of the IPAs on the market use columbus, and you cant say that about any other hop. Why the big deal over a hop that tastes like a litterbox smells??

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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I agree, I use columbus exclusively for bittering. Theres so many better hops for flavor/aroma.

Still wouldn't pass up the chance to try another new Belgium beer although they dont make it out here unless FedEx brings me some.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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cant believe one of my favorite breweries partnered with one of my least favorite.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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I love columbus in all aspects. But i do agree that it takes this beer over. Thats maybe why i like it.

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Just tried it today and I love it, obsessed in how they got that much hop character in it but I suppose I like Columbus I guess! lol I think NB is the most overrated brewery in the country but this is a awesome colab!

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