Father Nelson - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 137
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 95
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ONovoMexicano on 04-21-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 137
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Photo of randomgnarkill
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a really clear IPA with a small head on top. Smells of white grapes with a grassy Dank Ness to it. Finish is dry with a tropical hop kick at the first that fades away. (172 characters)

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

4-01-2015 Bomber

L - Glowing golden orange. Translucent as ever, it magnifies everything as you look through the glass.

S - Whoa!!! Just as I remember last year's version, this is a BIG beer, not for the faint of heart. It has a magnificent approachable cracker malt base with layers of juicy white grapes, peaches, and pears.

T - Chardonnay soaked peaches, pears, sweet grapefruit, with an ever so mild bitter finish. There is no disguising the alcohol, you know what you are getting into with the first sip, but at the same time, like a good glass of whiskey, you take your time and enjoy the hell out of ever last sip.

F - Medium to full bodied, perfect. I wouldn't say that it is has a creamy mouth feel, but it definitely coats the mouth.

O - This is a sipper, for sure. It is not what we define as "drinkable", but that IS NOT a bad thing in this instance. Sip on it, allow it to warm and evolve and you will not be disappointed. I've been waiting for this one since last year and it did not disappoint. When it comes to IPAs, Jeff and his crew are second to none....NONE. (1,095 characters)

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter on release day: 4/21

Finger and a half of foamy, pale whaite head. Body is golden with hues of brown. Slight hazy look and no carbonation evident. 4.25

Big citrusy nose almost suggests OJ. Resinousand spicy too. Big malt presence too. Seems like an extension of PD. 4.5

Thick hoppy flavor hits the tongue. Theres citrus, resin, grapefruit. Maltiness is also heavy and lends some caramel and breadiness. 4.5

Intense bitterness all around, but particularly at the long dry finish with a tinge of booze. Mostly well disguised alcohol profile. Plenty of sweetness up front and mid-palate, but dtill insanely bitter. 4.5

I am quite enjoying this. Very intense mouthfeel and a heap of flavors going on, but it's done quite artfully. 4.5 (748 characters)

Photo of twizzard
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

22 bottle poured into snifter bottled 4/1/15

A: great clarity orangish hue very cold so not much head second pour might have more

S: I'm getting a light rotten stone fruit smell, comes clearer as kumquat and overripe cantaloupe, honeydew and a little bit of mango

T: a lot of that overripe cantaloupe kumquat and mango come out strongly in the taste but the beer has a dose of bitterness and residual sugar sweetness with just a touch of malt. Almost like some grape bitterness.

M: Very syrupy this beer is going to lay on your tongue

O: Fantastic beer, this is by far one of my favorite hops and La Cumbre just showcases it perfectly the beer is complex and delicious bursting with an almost overripe melon taste. (721 characters)

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ackbar556
4.99/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miketd
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vicirus
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JesusApodaca
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of EliotRosewater
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gabe89
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Rutager
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Majin!

Pours clear pale gold with a finger of head that recedes to a collar. Huge and awesome aromatics, very tropical with guava and mango, sweet white grape, and plenty of dankness. Touch of sweetness, largely just massive layers of hops. The palate is fairly dry for how enormous the beer is, and it's remarkably hop forward for nearly 11%. Tropical notes of guava, pineapple, mango, along with some grassy dankness and a touch of boozy warmth. Gentle bitterness in the finish. Dry. This is incredible stuff, further proof that LCBC is making some of the best beers in the world. (590 characters)

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Father Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.