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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

782 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 334
Gots: 78 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 782 | Reviews: 126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by alaimoa:
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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%

16oz can with no date. After having some world class IPAs was interested to try this highly rated one. Pours a golden with decent bubbles and a sticky coating white head leaving clouds along the entire length of the glass. Smells of hop resin with some sweet citrus and a bit of orange peel. Goes down very smooth with a creamy feel that isn't too bitter or sweet. well balanced - would be a regular buyer if i could get more

alaimoa, Feb 06, 2014
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Gold/amber color with a small white head.

The hops jump right out at you. Mostly herbal, a little bit of citrus. Wonderful aroma.

The taste doesn't disappoint. Resinous pine, some grapefruiut and orange. Sweet malt background.

Medium-bodied, on the drier side.

Loved the beer, loved the brewery. Would drink this anytime.

lordofthewiens, Aug 30, 2011
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Got some tropical, pine,citrus notes but barely. Big malt flavor for a single iPA. Lots of bitterness and great mouthfeel. Was expecting much more than this. Probably an old can. Will definitely give it another shot with a fresh can if possible just to make sure. Too bad.

Altenor, Jun 26, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured out a very dark orange, like the kind you see after a night of hard partying. Good pine aromas, replete with funky nelson and citrus smells. Whatever you're looking for smell wise in a good ipa, this one is likely to satisfy those desires.

Taste delivers tropical and citrus fruit, along with those pine needles. Strong, warming, but not tasting above its own abv. Actually pretty easy drinking nonetheless, but it was made for someone like me I guess, so it should be. Has the funky presence of garlic and onions, a possible indicator of some summit hops, I thought it works nicely. Now that I think of it, maybe there's summits instead of nelson. Its somewhere in between those, thats for sure. A beer that will disgust people who don't like hops. There is a substantial malt bill to it, but never comes off overly caramelish. Just gives the hops something to play off of. Really the malt and yeast flavors are pretty neutral and don't get in the way of the hop onslaught.

Its massively bitter, but its not a one trick pony in that department, the hops leave plenty of mouthfeel and taste that go well above and beyond the bitterness.

This beer, and Sante Fe Hoppy Camper pretty much thrust New Mexico into being a top 10 ipa producing state. Meanwhile, Colorado has about 100 times the ipa's, but none of them being better. Sorry Myrcenary, you vill lose.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.