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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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world-class

801 Ratings
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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 338
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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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I can get this beer on tap any day of the week, but I swear I love it better from the can.

Today, I'm reviewing it based on the beer, from a can, poured into an English pint glass.

A- The appearance is really the stuff of legend. This thing produced a four-finger monster of a head that was like a bed of clouds. Fluffy, chewy-looking and marshmallow-like. The liquid itself is a beautiful golden amber and there is a persistent carbonation that bubbles up to the head. The head continues to persist long after the pour.

S- All types of goodness on the nose. Citrus wafts around and hits pine and hop resin and subtle malty sweetness lingers beneath. There's some earthiness and spice to the hops that add to the complexity and character. This beer smells perfect.

T- Heavy bitterness initially, hop resin, pineyness, some hints of citrus. Then a stiff maltiness comes into to smooth out the beer, add some warmth and balance. The beer then ends with a bitter, dry finish and some spicy hop that lingers on the palate.

M- The beer is quite bitter at the start and the finish, but just the right amount of malts in there have made this beer smooth, creamy and very quaffable. It's truly a superb beer.

O- A wonderful IPA, a great representation of the style and a great product to come out of New Mexico. This beer is really well done.

ONovoMexicano, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

BigStein88, Monday at 11:27 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Tony_hidalgo, Monday at 12:49 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

hilgart1, Saturday at 04:46 AM
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4.72/5  rDev +7.8%

kyle8940, Thursday at 11:26 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

StephRai, Thursday at 09:40 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

davegray, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

cannabispinoy, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

MLDucky, Sep 22, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -36.1%

kojevergas, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Nightwish1094, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the can, poured into a Zwanze 2014 glass 9/20/2014.

A- Slightly hazy yellow-copper body, one finger white head with good retention and lacing. [4]

S- Pine, resin, sweet pale malt, biscuits. And more pine. This is a very piney west coast-style IPA, make no mistake about it. [4]

F- Up front, there is a lot of pine resin, switching over to a sweet bready pale malt that is still dominated by pine, and more pine on the back-end. This is a quite bitter beer, as expected from a 100 IBU beer as listed on the can. [4.25]

M- As in the flavour profile, this is quite bitter and resinous. Medium bodied, aggressive and decently carbonated. [4]

O- Solid IPA, I’m glad to have tried this one relatively fresh but I can think of at least a handful of better IPAs out there. [4.25]

Stevedore, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

GopherPharmer, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

FiremanChris, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

toomuchhops, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

David_Menendez, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

SourMeTimber, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

N_Schleret, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

OleDixie, Sep 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Healthy gold/amber color.

Taste a little bit of citrus

Loved the taste and would recommend.

Mia1pja, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

robertjskelton, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

clay23, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

allenc666, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

cshafer7, Sep 13, 2014
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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.