Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 754 | Reviews: 124 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mactrail:
3.71/5 rDev -15.3%
Pours a medium amber in the tall glass. Plenty of foam and a lively carbonation on the tongue. A hint of oil in the mouthfeel.
The massive blast of hops is a surprise. Huge aroma of piney pitch and something flowery. Enormous resiny flavor. Well, this is totally hop-centric, with endless flavors of all the Major Hop Groups-- resins, pine, grapefruit, lime peel, and ends up feeling like chewing on the stringy pulp of an unripe mango next to the big seed. Sharp and hot with oils. Tastes more alcoholic than it is. After the lush splash of hoppy aromatics, the bitterness takes over and leads you down the dark alley further than I care to go. But for sheer hop flavor, I see the attraction. Just let me off the bus.
From the 16 oz can bought at Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque.
02-28-2013 04:56:06 | More by mactrail
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.