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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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97
world-class

788 Ratings
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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 334
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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4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 4-27-14. Slightly hazy golden-amber with faint carbonation streams rising toward a steadily dissipating but sticky slightly-off-white head of foam, about 3/4" thick at its height. Aromas of peach, mango, tangerine, pine, and candied grapefruit rind. Bold grapefruit zest taste upfront, with mango, peach, and very slight malt sweetness afterward. Finishes with a sugared grapefruit zest and pine flavor. Dry (finishes at 1.013, according to the tap list at the brewery taproom), with slight alcohol slickness. Drying effect on the palate afterward. Just an outstanding example of a West Coast-influenced American IPA. For me, it ranks among Pliny the Elder and Wipeout IPA as one of my absolute favorite takes on the style. Proud this brewery is my local.

orfeu, May 10, 2014
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mendvicdog, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

mgr78704, May 09, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden orange color with a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with some spotty lacing left behind.

Floral perfume-y aroma with sweet booze and a prominent citrus/ tropical fruit presence. Slightly grassy and resinous but the booze and fruit sweetness dominate. Hints of papaya, grapefruit and orange zest along with some resinous oils, pine needle and fresh cut grass. A bit one dimension but still smells pretty good.

Medium body with some dry, grassy bitterness which is stronger than the aroma suggests. Crisp with earthy and grassy saaz-like hops countered by tropical fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit with some orange peel and lemon juice. Pale biscuit malt backbone with hints of bread and graham cracker. Really nice with a little alcohol burn in the back end but overall the ABV is decently masked. Well balanced, flavorful and very easy to drink. Nice beer!

corby112, May 04, 2014
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Smitty1988, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Tee2Grn, May 03, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Beautiful looking clean copper with a dense near white head of about 2 fingers. Terrific staying power and excellent retention. Maybe the best looking filtered IPA I have seen in a while.

S- Classic IPA with resinous pine and pith citrus. It is exploding out of the glass, but it is a treat. Some toasted notes.

T- Peachy, piney, and toasty. Hops come through loud and clear. Borders on astringent without ever getting harsh. Good depth. Resinous.

M- Outstanding again. Mid body, bitter...oh so bitter. But finds a way to smooth out some in the finish.

O- Probably my second favorite IPA from La Cumbre behind Father Nelson. This thing brings it on a number of levels. Doesn't feel quite as aggressive as Dank.

Bosoxfan20, May 03, 2014
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badboy7113, Apr 28, 2014
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C2H5, Apr 27, 2014
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.