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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

661 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 310
Gots: 61 | FT: 7
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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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.

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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.
97 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.