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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

Elevated IPAElevated IPA

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502 Ratings
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%


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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Did someone ask for hops? Tired of beers that promise a full lupulin experience, but never deliver more than richly malted bitterness? It’s no secret that this is what we excel at. We’ve been brewing world class IPAs for years. Our flagship is the culmination of a decades worth of studying and brewing. Take a step above and acclimate to what an IPA should be.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: jdense on 02-13-2011)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on the can.

A: Pours a clear medium orange. Big, tall, frothy white head. Great head retention with slowly fading foam. Excellent lacework as well.

S: Big crisp and juicy citrus hops. Citra if I had to guess. Tropical fruit and resinous pine. Decent spicy garlic too.

T: Sharp and juicy tropical fruits for the most part. Mango, tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. Mild garlic and pine. Hard to discern much of a malt, maybe some breadiness? Pretty much obliterated, whatever it is. Nice wave of bitterness in the finish but not overpowering. Very dry finish, very very dry.

M: Medium bodied and super dry.

O: Big, big hop flavors in this one. Interesting because it's not super bitter, and it's not very malty either. It's just all hop flavors, not necessarily with the teeth chattering bitterness overload that often accompanies it. Super dry; one of the driest I've had in a long time. Aftertaste almost has no taste, it's just parching. Great showcase of citra hop flavors.

Serving type: can

10-28-2013 03:55:23 | More by Dope
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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.