Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Brew Review: New Belgium Belgo
Beer: New Belgium Belgo Belgian Style IPA
Package Type: 6 pack of 12 oz bottles
Location Brewed: Fort Collins, Colorado
Price: Unknown - taken from my parents well-stocked beer fridge.
Aroma: Medium hops
Appearance: Very light golden
Body & Texture: Light, smooth, good carbonation. Easily drinkable.
Aftertaste: Slight bite and citrus flavors
Overall Impression: This would be a good beer for a beginner IPA drinker. It seems much lighter on the hops than a West Coast IPA. The color was very light which I don't really like, it just seemed off. It was very clear. It's more of a light IPA so if you're just getting your toes wet in IPA's then you should really try this one. Great beer for lunch with a sandwich on a sunny day but not necessarily a hot day. David and I agreed that we wouldn't buy this beer for our fridge to keep on hand but if someone else had it then we would definitely drink it. It gave me a great burp which I always appreciate in a beer. Sorry if that grossed you out but I love a great beer burp! It also left great lacing on the glass which is always a good sign.