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Cucapá Runaway - Cucapá Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: karait95 on 07-30-2010)
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Tivlavrie, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Beermazter310, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

thegerm87, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of FlyingKneeStrike
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orangeish color. Some visible sediment. Decent head. Smell is delicious. Taste and mouthfeel are both good, a lot of citrus flavors for an IPA. Not a bad IPA, balanced and not overly hoppy. It's a little pricey at 5.99 a pint but a decent brew.

FlyingKneeStrike, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of chogm54
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

BB date Aug 2014. 330ml bottle poured into a glass.

A - Pours a huge off-white foamy head, near fills up the whole glass. Amber, sparkling with some medium sized particles floating about

S - Not so strong as other APAs. Mainly fruits (orange), honey and some pine/floral aroma,

T - Sweet malts and a slight citrus flavour up front and in middle, interspersed with a burnt grassy bitterness, and an almost sour metallic finish.

M - high carbonation, medium body, oily texture, alcohol content is mildly noticeable

O - Not too bad- interesting mix of sweet and bitterness, but a bit rough overall to be thoroughly enjoyable. Maybe I should have left the sediment out.

chogm54, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jaimenavarrog, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

KimenTshom, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KeeganRohovich, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of DrinkMN
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Mexican take on the American style IPA is truly unique and will exceed your expectations as long as you don't set them too high. Picked it up on closeout for $5.99 - for some reason the slogan "The best rated Mexican craft beer" didn't make it fly off the shelf to the same effect as the world's most interesting man. Nonetheless the promise of a citric bomb after closer examination was enough for me to give it a try.

Pours a golden amber honey with a murky, heavy sediment that comes to a complete rest evenly throughout the beer. Clearly unfiltered but I would be disappointed if it was, I can only hope this Mexican sedi contains coca extract and isn't just the clarity of the water.

Aroma is sweet, fruity and hop forward with a distinct character I still can't wrap my nose around.(Still secretly hoping it's cocaine)

Taste is also truly unique and although the hops jump forward with orange, grapefruit, and thick lime. The malts contrast the bitterness with strong caramel/toffee with a hint of honey. Of course the hops still steal the show with a piney bitter finish along with more lime and pineapple tartness I believe is coming from the yeast sediment.

Overall impressive in that fact that it is genuinely unique and no rip-off recipe. A fitting name because I would only recommend it to the daring - this is not your Mother's beer. This brew inspired me to give name to a new class of unfiltered beer, this "Heavy Sedi Ale" is one of a kind but not as refreshing as I hoped.

Great pairing with spicy, authentic Mexican dishes.

DrinkMN, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kjyost, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

MylesMac, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Dolfan907, Dec 27, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall this is a nice Mexican IPA that is very balanced. It has a nice hop flavor profile, and is extremely easy to drink. Pours hazy golden orange color with a fairly dense off white head and good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas and tastes of citrus, herbal, grass, pine, lime, caramel, and a slight earthy spiciness. Good amount of hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes. Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness; with a great hop flavor profile. Very good beer.

stoutman, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Last beer of the weekend at Beer Revolution in Calgary, bringing up the tail end from least to most hop-forward based on style guidelines (see previous four reviews for a look at the entire journey). Arrived a classic American IPA color, honey orange amber with a decent amount of whitish head. Aroma was textbook IPA by numbers, mixed citrus fruits, caramel malt, a whiff of pine or menthol, a little dank pineapple. Taste was pleasing and hits all the proper notes ... Orange, lemon, and grapefruit, a honey sweetness, light caramel, mellow toast, wildflowers, tropical ichor of some sort, melon and black currant. Semi-chewy and subdued carbonation with a woody bitter finish of pine boughs, citrus pith, and green tea. All the expected elements are present and the whole packaged is well-integrated, almost pedestrian in its lack of obvious highs or lows. My buddy had this before I did and responded with "its an IPA" when I asked how it was. Clearly Cucapa are competent technical brewers who can concoct proficient beers. The next step might be to wing it a bit more and incorporate some unique elements. This beer is a bit like a 1950s suburban housewife (sorry about this one), she'll take care of all your needs but things may get a bit ... Dull.

CalgaryFMC, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed honey hue with a sudsy two finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell is light pineapple,a touch of citrus and some candy nothing over the top but quite refreshing,the feel is medium bodied and well carbonated with tastes of mangoes,candy,a touch of sherbet and finished with a light citrus bitterness and overall it's quite approachable for its high ABV and a surprise from its place of origin and yeah nothing to excited about but I'd drink it again.

ADZA, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

lehueve, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

RolandoHH, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, slight citrus zest, and wet dog aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and intense earthy and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a high amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that has some off aromas and an intense, unbalanced hop bitterness that makes it hard to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Samaurer23, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

WDJersey, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SocalKicks, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

EOC, Jun 12, 2013
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Cucapá Runaway from Cucapá Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.