Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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4.24/5 rDev -3.2%
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: BA’s ucsbmullet
Purchased: N/A; Received it on July 23, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 8, 2014
Poured a caramel, amber, semi-clear color with two fingers of frothy white head. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled caramel, soapy pine, citrus hops, floral hops, light rye hops, orange rind, spicy Centennial hops and some wet Cascade hops. Good on the nose, initially reminding me of Modern Times’ Blazing World.
Tasted pretty close to the smell. Wow, this is tasty. Got caramel, earthy rye hops, wet Cascade hops, orange, grapefruit rind, citrus hops and faint floral hops. Pretty bitter and no hiding the 7.2 pct. ABV. Still reminds me of a double Blazing World.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. A bit overwhelming at times though.
Just a really good IPA. Would love to have some more La Cumbre’s.
08-10-2014 00:33:08 | More by BucannonXC5
4.8/5 rDev +9.6%
Appearance- Golden amber with a one finger head produced.
Aroma- Sweet bread malts with some floral hop notes.
Taste- Almost everything I want from an Ipa. With the first sip there is big hop explosion yielding big grapefruit and citrus flavors, which is then followed by pine and pineapple flavors that help bring out a bitter punch. Definitely feeling the 100 ibus, which I cant say for every 100 ibu beer, but this isn't unpleasant by any means and it subsides very quickly. A slight cracker malt helps to try and balance this, which is enough for me.
Mouthfeel- Bitter but smooth, very drinkable, and plenty of carbonation present on the finish.
Overall- This is easily one of the best ipas I've tried, if not the best. I would have to give my reigning number #1 another try, but that probably won't happen for a while. Overall, an amazing beer with big tropical/grapefruit flavors that makes me want more and more. Without saying its clear I highly recommend this and I hope I can get my hands on more of this soon.
08-05-2014 19:10:51 | More by CTbrew32
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.