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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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world-class

757 Ratings
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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 330
Gots: 77 | 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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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-22-2014 03:17:45 | More by herman77
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2013 13:44:42 | More by DanGeo
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-10-2013 23:31:35 | More by Schlais
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xVERITAS

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-21-2013 02:20:22 | More by xVERITAS
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-17-2014 22:42:35 | More by SkiBum22
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

08-30-2011 11:34:41 | More by lordofthewiens
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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2014 22:26:59 | More by 77apm
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-26-2013 03:12:28 | More by cincysig
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-27-2014 02:09:08 | More by aquazr1
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Altenor

California

3.89/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

06-26-2013 07:55:13 | More by Altenor
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-12-2014 00:36:15 | More by Prospero
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-10-2013 01:22:51 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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purvis_drew

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-25-2013 07:14:01 | More by purvis_drew
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-17-2014 17:38:47 | More by ccurrid
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-28-2013 02:43:18 | More by bpfrush
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-01-2013 15:18:31 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-21-2013 05:42:48 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-16-2014 23:27:14 | More by TKEbeerman
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jbogner

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-05-2014 00:23:57 | More by jbogner
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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.

11-30-2012 21:07:44 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-10-2014 23:18:06 | More by jtladner
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MFauver35

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2012 02:38:26 | More by MFauver35
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-15-2014 21:17:04 | More by stereosforgeeks
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HopAttack3

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2014 12:58:56 | More by HopAttack3
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skiking1163

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-08-2013 02:32:49 | More by skiking1163
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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.