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Project Dank - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.14%

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ONovoMexicano on 01-11-2014)
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Photo of AdamF625


3.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- poured gingerly into a snifter. clear golden with very little head.
S- orange, lemony, very floral and piney
T- sticky hops, pine, mint, orange marmalade, not much of a malt profile
M- thin body with moderate carbonation. Resinous hops coat the palate. It's almost numbing.
O- underwhelming. It lives up to the name very dank and resinous but lacks in aroma and more complex flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:34:58 | More by AdamF625
Photo of RblWthACoz


4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from a friend who lives in Albuturkey. Apparently the hop bill changes on this one with each batch?

Pours a nice hazed golden amber. Decent head. Citrus and piney nose. Flavor is nice. Great character with minimal abrasive qualities. A nice smooth ride of citrus hop character. I think that's the defining feature of this one: smooth. Very easy to drink. I guess this is how IPAs are going to be now. At least, we can only hope.

This looks like a brewery to keep your eye on.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 02:35:02 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of 3sheets2wind


4.46/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

3 week old bomber poured into a point glass.

A: Brilliant yellow with write head that dissipates quickly.

S: I think this is the best smelling IPA I've ever tried. I'm not one for hyperbole, but this is what IPA should smell like. It's the platonic form of an IPA smell. Everything else is a shadow on the cave wall.

T: Lightly sweet but dries out. Grapefruit, burnt pine nuts. Lovely.

M: Sticky, mouth-coating brew.

Get this beer. Find a New Mexico trading partner and get this and elevated IPA. La Cumbre is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 00:01:56 | More by 3sheets2wind
Photo of PHBoiler


4.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Slightly cloudy appearance with a golden body and light head. Huge nose with grapefruit peel and ditchweed. The name is appropriate. This was not a bomb to me. It was really, really well made and balanced. It's hop forward but just enough sweetness to not turn this into a bitter palate crusher. The nose and the palate are the same. You get really juicy grapefruit and of course a deep dankness. Great, great IPA. World class.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 15:29:11 | More by PHBoiler
Photo of WTKeene


4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle dated 2/26/14 into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber, next to no head. What head there is there fades away quickly. Just the thinnest of crowns around the edge. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Holy hell. Holy. Hell. Best smelling IPA I've ever had. As soon as I popped the top the room filled with beautiful citrus, apricots and tropical fruit. Putting my nose in the glass, the beer reeks of cream. I can't wait to taste the beer!

Taste: Well I wasn't expecting that. Unlike the fruity smell, the flavor is much more earthy even dusty. Quite herbal. Dank, too, because of course it is. The fruitiness comes through a bit more toward the finish. Cat pee and pine, bitterness isn't bracing. Aftertaste is mostly bitter and sticks around a while.

Mouthfeel: Very sticky. Carbonation is lower, but far from flat. Really coats the mouth.

Overall: This is a ridiculously good IPA. Unlike any other IPA I've had, and it's fantastic. I wish I lived in New Mexico so I could drink this more frequently. Just...oh my god. Five stars. Good job, La Cumbre.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 03:33:03 | More by WTKeene
Photo of Aldogg007


4.89/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is IPA perfection. I love everything about it. It's a beautiful hue of golden straw with the perfect amount of carbonation. The nose on this thing is remarkable. Strong smells of passion and tropical fruit hit your nose first with a hint of citrusy goodness at the end. The taste oh the taste of this beast is perfection. You taste the rainbow of hop flavor on this tropical fruits, citrus and a slight hint of floral notes finishes the beer off. The mouthfeel is perfect and really makes it super drinkable. It was hard to not just pound the whole bottle. I used to think living on the west coast I had access to the best IPAs but this blew almost everything I've ever had out of the water. It really is that good

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 17:46:01 | More by Aldogg007
Photo of mdfb79

New York

4.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 02/11/14 notes, Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one; thanks Ross. 22 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat clear bright orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks nice.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, pine hops, fruity malts, wheat , and light spice. Nice nose, lots of citrus and fresh hops.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grains, bread, spice, pine hops, fruity malts, wheat, and some light grapefruit and tropical fruits. Tiniest bit of bitterness. Good taste though I found the nose hoppier.

m - Medium body and light to medium carbonation. Very light bitterness.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot, especially the nose. Very hoppy and lots of citrus and easy to drink. If I saw it around I'd buy it all the time.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 21:30:05 | More by mdfb79
Photo of Wildnoodle


4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A really tasty IPA. Smell is a bunch of floral, citrus, melon notes.

Follow closely to smell. Citrus, melon, citrus peel. Nice balance.

Mouthfeel is right on. Some coating oily hop, carb is medium.

Overall - this is a great beer. Have two. Will be trying to be more.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 05:19:39 | More by Wildnoodle
Photo of Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2, bottled 1/15

A - golden, honey color. Tall white head, tons of lacing.

S - lots of tropical, flowery notes. Tons of lemon and orange. Mango. The smell is in heady topper territory. One of the better smelling IPAs I've come across.

T - Top notch. Big hit of light citrus, tropical notes. Mangoes, lots and lots of citra. Orange peel/zest is a big part of the finish.

M - mid high carbonation. The hops coat the palate, but finish is relatively quick leaving a huge lingering citra hop note.

O - this beer is world class, period. At least as good as all the top shelf standards, heady, Pliny, abrasive, etc etc. If I could change one thing, it would be to tone down the citra just a bit, but that's strictly personal preference. It doesn't get a whole lot better than this. I highly recommend getting your hands on some.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 03:08:31 | More by Beerandboards
Photo of PaBrewSki


4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 1/15/14

Appearance is a little cloudy with a nice head. This beer has an amazing nose of pine, citrus and a faint amount of alcohol. One of the better smelling IPAs that i've had. The taste is slightly smaller than the nose suggested. If anything is lacking from the beer it is the mouth feel. It just feels a little thin compared to what the nose led me to believe it was going to be. Don't get me wrong though. This is an awesome IPA. No wonder it scored La Cumbre a GABF Bronze in 2013!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:10:40 | More by PaBrewSki
Photo of Elprico


4.51/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Cloudy and golden. It looks great, and pours great. A thick, two finger head that dissipates to a half inch lacing.

S-Pine, resin, and a mild citrus scent. Just very balanced from the scent alone.

T-A great West Coast style IPA. It starts off with a beautiful pine flavor and finishes with a light, citrus flavor.

M-Great carbonation and a flavor that coats the tongue. Really world class taste given the chance to admire.

O-A severely underrated beer from an underrated brewery. A definite try if you can grab a fresh one.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 06:04:35 | More by Elprico
Photo of largadeer


5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I believe I've tried every batch of PD to date. Without fail one of the best IPAs being brewed to day, and one of the most consistent. The hop bill is different every batch, so there's little sense in picking it apart in this review, though it's always hugely aromatic and leans toward the dank side of things, as you may have guessed. Lighter in body, dry, plenty bitter but not excessively. Incredibly clean fermentation. A masterful beer, I'm hard pressed to think of a better year-round IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 08:38:18 | More by largadeer
Photo of ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The newly released, bottled, Project Dank. Comes in a 22 oz. bomber and poured into a nonic pint glass from Marble Brewery. Albuquerque marriage right thurr.

A- Pours a beautiful golden and tan with a finger and a half thick head. Lots of stick lace remains on the glass and atop the liquid.

S- Delicious. Dank is the word. Floral, spicy and resinous hops blast my nose. There's a tinge of sweet, vanilla-like malt. But let's get this straight, this is for hop heads.

T- Spicy, floral hops hit the tongue and have a bite to them. The sweet malt and vanilla notes pop up mid-palate. Then a blast of bitterness hits the tongue and lingers alongside some spice. Again, this beer is a hop head delight.

M- Lots of spice give the sensation as if I'm eating chile, but then the smooth, creaminess mid-palate provide a brief respite before the dry bitterness hits the end, and, combined with the spice again, heat up the mouth again. It's an interesting feeling, a heat that is not caused by the alcohol. The alcohol is nowhere to be found.

O- This beer is wonderful and incomparable. I've never had quite the same sensation from an IPA. But make no mistake, this is also enjoyable to drink. Hop heads rejoice.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 20:15:12 | More by ONovoMexicano
Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.