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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Elevated IPAElevated IPA

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

678 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 311
Gots: 64 | FT: 6
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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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2014 02:09:05 | More by Nichols33
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BenSparks34

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-18-2014 23:54:05 | More by BenSparks34
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rawfish

California

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. tall boy can proudly stamped with the New Mexico flag. Pours copper, and fairly clear. A beige two finger high head has average retention and leaves a couple of rings of suds on the glass.

A resiny fastball of pine, hop oil and orange citrus. Some sweet bready malt on the end there with a breath of alcohol. Powerful hop aroma, apparently the southwest also can do hops.

Malt is pretty full with caramel sweetness that really lacks any grainy or bready character. Hops shine through with a heavy pine and resiny oils. Orange citrus rind brightens the finish, very bold flavor with a moderate bitterness and touch of alcohol.

Full malt results in a medium body and average carbonation, the hops really stick to the tongue as does the beer. Bitterness kicks up the drying feel though. Alcohol feel is moderate.

Quite a good and balanced IPA, very pine and hop oil heavy and bold at all fronts. The body is a bit dense and syrupy but really all thumbs up here.

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 06:24:37 | More by rawfish
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Ted

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-16-2014 01:30:25 | More by Ted
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2014 19:25:50 | More by CaptainPancakes
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farnold

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-14-2014 21:04:18 | More by farnold
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-14-2014 19:55:35 | More by gr8zehaman
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-14-2014 16:36:26 | More by Belittle
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cp45

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2014 23:43:00 | More by cp45
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2014 20:58:46 | More by dnb128
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-12-2014 17:21:51 | More by Rhettroactive
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2014 05:04:28 | More by kingston2
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-10-2014 21:54:12 | More by amano_h
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-10-2014 18:25:12 | More by drummermattie02
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Tywilly132

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-10-2014 00:55:35 | More by Tywilly132
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-08-2014 23:58:49 | More by mltobin
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-05-2014 03:58:01 | More by earljones199
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matt2591

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-05-2014 01:49:50 | More by matt2591
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jbogner

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-04-2014 00:43:09 | More by Cbustard
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

MASSIVE thanks to my buddy Chico for bringing this all the way back from ABQ to MA and now I am consuming it in Chicago, Illinois on a road trip of my own. I sampled this with him once a few days ago.

A- Tallboy can poured to a square hotel glass for the review. The body is a deep golden hue and fairly clear with a one finger, frothy white head. Head retention is decent as it falls to a medium ring with nice clouds in the middle. Lacing starts with thin sheets and drizzle below that.

S- Bright hoppy aroma fills the room upon pouring the beer with a bouquet of juicy fruit nectar like tangerine, melon and cantaloupe as well as zesty orange, grapefruit and pine.

T- Hops from the nose carry over with a few small changes like the resinous pine growing with some dank and spicy floral tones. Still plenty of grapefruit, mango, melon and orange zesty feel. Slight base of cracked light grains and yeast to make it a beer but clean as a whistle nonetheless.

MF- Between light and medium bodied with a texture that is both creamy and foamy while being lightly chewy. Carbonation medium-high allowing those delicate oils to jump onto the taste buds. Finishes with a lower end bitterness.

Add this one onto the list of excellent tallboy IPAs. It seems like each region/state of the USA is getting a staple brew of this category and this appears to be that of the AZ. Lives up to expectations.

Serving type: can

07-03-2014 04:38:54 | More by cbutova
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-03-2014 02:46:34 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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satellite85

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-03-2014 02:25:32 | More by satellite85
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Geoff413

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-02-2014 14:07:15 | More by Geoff413
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eihei_dogen

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-02-2014 06:41:59 | More by eihei_dogen
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.