Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +8.9%
I'm not one to write many reviews, but this beer justified an exception. With being a huge IPA/DIPA fan and reading all of the reviews, I had high hopes for this beer. I generally compare every IPA that I run across to Surly Furious, as that for me, is my #1 IPA.
A- Elevated looks just like an IPA should. The head is spot on for an IPA and there is plenty of lacing.
S- The smell is of tropical fruits, pine and citrus. I'm excited... but I've been down this road many times where I've been stoked about a beer, only to be let down by the taste.
T- In a word: AMAZING! When I took my first sip, I immediately thought "FURIOUS!" The tropical and citrus fruits shine on this, and there is just enough malt to balance it all out.
M- This is creamy and smooth. The drinkability on this is off the charts!
O- This is a fantastic beer and well deserving of the high marks it gets. I'm not sure in a blind taste test that I could distinguish between (my beloved) Furious and Elevated. Quite frankly, I'm a little shocked there aren't more comparisons of the two in these reviews. Neither Surly or La Cumbre distribute here, so I will have to (gladly) keep trading for these. If you're reading this, take my advice and go get this beer! You will not be disappointed!
Edit: 7/10/14. I tried this side by side with Furious, and it wasn't at all what I had expected. Maybe the Furious was a bad batch? Maybe Surly has changed it up a bit? Maybe the distance between great IPA's is closing? Who knows, but the Elevated BLEW away my beloved Furious. It looks like I now have a new favorite IPA to trade for.
07-19-2014 22:00:22 | More by JeepCop
District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev -3.4%
Huge thanks to Darrell for the hookup!
The beer is light golden orange and mostly clear with an inch of pure white head. Aromas of dank, resinous hops, pine, orange and grapefruit. Grapefruit and pine in the flavor with a general citrusy quality. Tangy and juicy. Soft carbonation, finishing with moderate bitterness and a hint of alcohol warmth. East to drink and delicious.
07-19-2014 03:50:13 | More by Huhzubendah
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.