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Project Dank - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 360
Gots: 70 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: ONovoMexicano on 01-11-2014

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Ratings: 587 | Reviews: 60
Photo of sunsjammer
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from Susan's Fine Wines in Santa Fe.

Photo of MA_hops
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Malt forward IPA with a hint of citrus. Nice dry finish. Moderate amount of hops. Subtle "dankness", not bad overall.

Photo of G_Z_a
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap.

Sticky sweet, hoppy goodness!

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/26/15. 2 weeks old

Smells amazing. Resembles Stone's Enjoy By a little bit, but I prefer this. I'm guessing this thing is loaded with Nelson Sauvin. I like their Elevated IPA quite a bit, but this thing is a step above. La Cumbre rules.

Photo of JamesStreet
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650 ml bomber
A- orange-copper pour with moderate off-white head. Good lace, good retention.
S- piney dankness hits you first followed by some citrus like orange
T- a tad bitter upfront but the piney hop flavor leads the way.
M- medium feel with a full carbonation.
O- super piney IPA living up to its name. Thumbs up!

Photo of iDole5
4.99/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nelson meets Citra, big flawless

Photo of macher0
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Beard505 for the trade.

Very cool bottle art. I usually recycle bottles but this may go on the shelf.

A: Bright copper color, poured a modest fine-bubble, egg shell head that slowly retreats to a similar rim. Excellent transparency. Blotchy laces.

S: Starts off with juicy citrus and pine resins. Doesn't seem to be too far on one side of the pine/citrus spectrum. Strong resin areosols are appreat, especially on the front. Specific notes of pineapple, orange soda, pine needles, and must.

A: The taste follows the nose nicely, but the dank comes through especially in the palette. This is an impressive ale. A peppery tingle is present I associate with fresh hop resins.

M. Super crisp and smooth. Medium body, high carbonation. Slightly thin.

O. A very fine IPA, very well crafted. This should be more well-known because it's very good. This certainly lives up to the high rating, and holds up to your Plineys or Zombie Dusts. I would certainly recommend this and I would also seek this out in the future.

Photo of Hip-Hop
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To this day, without a single doubt, the overall Best IPA I've ever had.

Photo of braiden
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: caramely and slightly carbonated
Smell: floral aromas with a touch of sweet
taste: very smooth and the hops isnt overwhelming and actually a very complimentary taste for the beer profile
feel. Very crisp and easy to put down.
Overall an excellent ipa with alot of personality and kick

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-golden orange with a head that dissipates fast but is pleasant
-pleasant floral smell that dances in your nose
- smooth ipa taste with a soft kick very flavorful and bright
-hits hard fast and then leaves moderately
-overall the best ipa i have had to date extremely well crafted

Photo of mabermud
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clear amber body with an endless stream of bubbles. Clingy head that melts off the sides of the glass. Nice to look at. This has a glorious smell - Candied tropical fruit. The aroma definitely steps up. Upon first sip, I say...this is better than Elevated IPA. I could use the word "dank" to describe this beer. Sweet tropical fruit + easy grapefruit + dank. Nice finish, subtle sweetness, super clean, no aftertaste, makes me want more. I want that taste, I have to take another sip. Very drinkable. The feel is slick and somewhat creamy. How'd they do that?

Overall - Wonderful beer. This hits all the high benchmarks for a "World Class IPA." This reminds me of Pliny the Elder...just different. I think this IPA has legs and is a top contender in the IPA division. Or maybe, it is because I haven't had a beer in three days, and my taste buds are in such need of some hops, that they are hyping this up...I don't think so.

Photo of timc100
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, heavy and bright amber-orange. Nicely hazy, completely especially towards the end of the bottle. Brilliant aroma of big fresh dank hops. Very resinous and bitter. Big fruits, sugared grapefruit, orange, citrus. Very clean, crisp pine throughout.

Fantastic, another elite IPA brewer.

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color; a bit of a bubble show produces a two fingered head; good retention and webs of lacing linger

Smell: You can smell the dankness as soon as the cap is popped; hemp and pine tones predominate

Taste: There is a bit of caramel and English fruity tones coming through from the malt, but you have to taste that quickly as the hops overpower in short order; like the aromatics, the bitterness is filled with hemp, pine and some tropical fruit tones (papaya and guava); the sweetness from the malt lingers underneath but it is hard to find it when the palate is overwhelmed by IBUs; I would swear there is a hint of chili pepper in there, too

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Just a masterful IPA and in a distinctive style that is representative of neither coast

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've wanted to try the gloried IPAs from La Cumbre for some time now and was glad to have landed one of their better beers through a generous BAer - thanks! Pours hazy orange with a soapy white head that lasts very well throughout the session. Aromas of orange peel, malts, and that wondrous dank. The flavors displayed that strong citrusy malt character and sweet dank hop. Sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied, and some pleasant bitterness in the back finish. Overall an extremely solid IPA!

Photo of duffman14
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Floral citrus nose, joyous interplay of malt, hop bitterness, and trop fruit on the palate.

Photo of Twistr61
4.99/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Luckily I get to travel to ABQ for work...LaCumbre is simply amazing! Im surrounded by great beers here in Ohio, Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Alpha King, War Mullet, Space Station Middle Finger, Bells Hop Slam, but that beer is amazing!

Photo of JonathanG73
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glad I was in NM and got to try this. Better than any I've had and each batch is a little different, they are always tinkering with the recipe. Must Try!!!

Photo of blankenhoney
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber that's about a month old, enjoyed out of a balloon glass.

This is a world class IPA that tastes like 1/3 orange juice, 1/3 white grapefruit juice, and 1/3 pine needles. Bitter, vibrant, citrusy, and loaded with pine. Aromas mirror the flavors, but the taste is the star here. Beautiful dry resin, pine needles, and grapefruit pith on the finish. So…much…pine.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours a hazy sunburst color with a tight, white head that leaves a good bit of lacing.

Smells of big pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of big hops with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, pine, and some tropical notes. This gives way to a substantial malt backbone with caramel and toasted bread. Finishes with a lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty and a very well done IPA.

Photo of Seeker_11
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%

Just tasted a fresh dank, and damn was it good. I had never heard of it before and got it in a trade. I definitely recommend any IPA fan to try this beer. You will not be disappointed.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.37/5  rDev -2%

ttle in trade, Danked on 11/3/14 and poured 11/20/14. Stoked for this one. Pours beautiful clear golden orange with a half finger white head. Awesome aroma of floral smells, stone fruit, mango, light pine and grass, sweet citrus. Mmmmm. Flavor is strong bitter on the tongue with a mango and stone fruit finish, bitter lasting through dry on the tongue, lots of hop twinge, whoah. One of the more lingering bitter brews I've had. Really nice. Super dry after an initial juiciness, medium plus carbonation, light to medium body. This is really nice with a unique bitterness note. I think I would have liked to taste a bit more smooth sweetness and a bit less bitter here, but really nitpicking.

Photo of Hellion
1/5  rDev -77.6%

The other reviews sum this beer up. It smells like cat piss. Since when is this desirable? 0/25

As soon as I took my first sip I realized it also tasted like cat piss. 0/25

Did I mention its the same color as the piss of a dehydrated cat? 0/25

At least I absorbed some alcohol when I drank it, however since it looks, smells and tastes like cat piss, I promptly vomited what I can only assume was fermented cat piss. 1/25

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%

Batch dated 11/03/14

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Appearance - The beer poured an orange gold color.

Smell - The citrus hops are most notable in the aroma, but some malty sweetness is detectable.

Taste - The citrus hops begin the taste, but a sweet malt continues. The distinction is well balanced. In the aftertaste, tongue bruising hops leave a resiny mark.

Mouthfeel - The thickness is more of a reflection of an imperial. I will not complain, since I like it.

Overall - This is a better than average American IPA.

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, N.M.
Price: $5.50
Purchased: Oct. 9, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 9, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey, golden, pale, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white, rocky head when I got it. There was a decent stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good semi-layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down the glass. (Sight - 4.13)

First thought on the smell was wow! Potent grapefruit notes, Citra hops, floral hops, pine, nectarine juice, reminded me of a light Pliny the Elder. I guess that would make it Pliny the Original. (Nailed it). Also some caramel malts. (Smell - 4.75)

Taste was close to as good as the nose, but not quite. Got grapefruit juice, Citra hops, floral hops, tangerine rind, orange, bitter comes in more than the nose here, slight herbal or grassy hops, but in a good way. (Taste - 4.50)

Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-light carbonation. Long, bitter, sharp citrus feel as it went down. Only downside was it got worse going down with the bitterness really coming on late. (Feel - 4.00).

Just a really good IPA. Glad I brought back a few bottles with me. Lovely. (Overall - 4.50)

4.48 | 99 | A

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Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.