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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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97
world-class

867 Ratings
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Ratings: 867
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 346
Gots: 89 | 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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Ratings: 867 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

akang, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

snowmageddon, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jpd7374, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Urs, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

BillKuhnel, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Very good IPA. Possibly the best beer in NM.

lfrietze, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Brdlist, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

PeakedInHighSchool, Oct 08, 2014
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4.98/5  rDev +13.7%

ackbar556, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

pathman, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

CBodamer, Oct 06, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -7.8%

thufflife, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Snowshoes, Oct 04, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%

Mkennedy1984, Oct 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -7.8%

kmanjohnson, Oct 04, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a really solid can of ipa here, from a brewery that is new to me. this one is more of the classic simcoe centennial type hop profile with huge pine and is very bitter and woody. the malt base is nice too, sturdy enough for enormous hop dosing, while adding a fresh baked character to it. the hops are bitter all the way through, almost vegetal at the mid point they are so fresh, and then more of a pine sap thing in the finish where the sweetness of the malt flashes back with the honey sweetness of the hop oils. i love this combination. the size is just right, and the mouthfeel is right on, with a big frothy body but a cleaner finish and carbonation that keeps it moving but doesnt rush. i think i liked the full nelson and the project dank a little more even than this one, but what a solid beer, and this brewery is making a series statement with its hoppy beers. wow.

StonedTrippin, Oct 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

halo3one, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Ozzy2004Ironman, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

BigStein88, Sep 29, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Tony_hidalgo, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

hilgart1, Sep 27, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +7.8%

kyle8940, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.