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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

679 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 309
Gots: 65 | 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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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I can get this beer on tap any day of the week, but I swear I love it better from the can.

Today, I'm reviewing it based on the beer, from a can, poured into an English pint glass.

A- The appearance is really the stuff of legend. This thing produced a four-finger monster of a head that was like a bed of clouds. Fluffy, chewy-looking and marshmallow-like. The liquid itself is a beautiful golden amber and there is a persistent carbonation that bubbles up to the head. The head continues to persist long after the pour.

S- All types of goodness on the nose. Citrus wafts around and hits pine and hop resin and subtle malty sweetness lingers beneath. There's some earthiness and spice to the hops that add to the complexity and character. This beer smells perfect.

T- Heavy bitterness initially, hop resin, pineyness, some hints of citrus. Then a stiff maltiness comes into to smooth out the beer, add some warmth and balance. The beer then ends with a bitter, dry finish and some spicy hop that lingers on the palate.

M- The beer is quite bitter at the start and the finish, but just the right amount of malts in there have made this beer smooth, creamy and very quaffable. It's truly a superb beer.

O- A wonderful IPA, a great representation of the style and a great product to come out of New Mexico. This beer is really well done.

Serving type: can

12-04-2013 20:22:29 | More by ONovoMexicano
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-01-2013 03:20:39 | More by NooseJustice
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-30-2013 22:27:52 | More by TheRuss9585
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Mayo2323

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-29-2013 20:40:53 | More by Mayo2323
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denver10

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy sandy old/yellow with a whit head and solid lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, clementine, rind, toasted bread, and piney. Flavor follow suit. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, glad I finally got to try this as this a great beer. Deserves the hype and definitely in the same league as the great IPA's that I have tried.

Serving type: can

11-29-2013 18:30:00 | More by denver10
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-29-2013 15:54:55 | More by SMITHAND
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-28-2013 02:43:18 | More by bpfrush
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Paccamacca

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-26-2013 01:52:36 | More by Paccamacca
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Elprico

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-26-2013 01:37:52 | More by Elprico
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-23-2013 11:05:57 | More by zestar
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-21-2013 03:47:19 | More by 1Sundown2C
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xVERITAS

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-21-2013 02:20:22 | More by xVERITAS
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-20-2013 23:23:28 | More by 22Blue
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-20-2013 22:15:47 | More by Davepoolesque
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2013 14:38:00 | More by mikecharley
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-18-2013 03:15:00 | More by creepinjeeper
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2013 15:48:57 | More by FreshZ
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-13-2013 03:01:31 | More by RuckusDu
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

11-12-2013 23:12:10 | More by bcm75
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-10-2013 02:16:50 | More by krl2112
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sjanowiak

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-09-2013 20:27:57 | More by sjanowiak
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MacQ32

South Carolina

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

A - Pours a fairly clear golden orange with half a finger of near white head. Good lacing decent retention.

S - slinky garlic hops, minimal citrus sweetness

T - slinky garlic resinous pine

M - medium bodied or less well carbonated great drinkability

Serving type: can

11-08-2013 01:14:48 | More by MacQ32
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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-07-2013 02:05:51 | More by nollie77
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hophead505

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-05-2013 21:18:47 | More by hophead505
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-04-2013 20:15:27 | More by tswater
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.