Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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4.59/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
thanks to BA buyyourfreedom for this one! 16oz. can poured into a NEBCO DIPA snifter
A: Pours a beautiful golden, tawny, rich copper color with a frothy off-white head. Sticks around for a bit and never entirely goes away, nice lacing clings to the glass throughout.
S: If a smell can be perfectly balanced, this is. Fresh, grassy vegetation, hints of pineapple, ample dankocity (that is now a word)! Biscuity malts, enticing.
T/M: "Bitter, boldly hopped-up glory." Not sure what I can add to this line written on the side of the can but I'll try. The 100 IBUs are right there smacking you in the face (palate?), just a ton of grapefruit and pine, truly west coast in style. And right when you think your tongue can't take anymore, toasted bread & grains ease into the picture and make all right in the world. Mouthfeel is perfect, end of story.
O: File Elevated away as yet one more insanely good regional IPA that would have world class clout (and appeal) if it were simply available to more people (along with NoDa's Hop Drop & Roll, Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA, and The Brew Kettle's White Rajah). Incredibly drinkable. Seek this one out at all costs.
Serving type: can
03-02-2014 18:39:13 | More by markgugs
4.4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
La Cumbre Elevated IPA
16oz can into a pint glass
no canning dates
Thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over as an extra
A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with 4 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves a good amount of lacing.
S: Huge tropical fruit and citrus hop aromas. Tons of pineapple, orange, and mango. Floral and subtle piney notes as well. Subtle sweet malt backbone. Amazing aroma.
T: Lots of piney bitterness and citrus rind. Some dank, resinous notes. I dont get much of the tropical fruit characters that were present in the aroma, but still very good.
M/D: Full body, moderate carbonation, good smoothness, great drinkability.
O: Overall, an excellent IPA. Definitely worth seeking out. Thanks again fatbeats!
Serving type: can
02-22-2014 00:25:59 | More by zac16125
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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