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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Elevated IPAElevated IPA

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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 370
Gots: 102 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: jdense on 02-13-2011

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a steady fizzy white head, good lace throughout. I really like this beer. Its less aggressive than many of the tasty ipa’s coming out these days, but the nose and flavor are still right where I want them to be. Lots of citrus, floral, light tropical notes. Very nice balance that leans on the hoppy side but as I said, not as aggressive and has a nice soft carbonation.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No freshness date.

Poured from a tallboy into a Round Guys goblet. Hazy (chill haze?) golden body, yellowish orange color, with an off-white head that forms a creamy top and leaves sticky lacing all over the glass! Decent carbonation is apparent, seemingly lazy in the glass.

Big, juicy hop aroma! Onion, citrus rind right up front...more to come though, as I think I poured this too cold at first. Later, hints of grapefruit, pine, and fresh herbs (thyme and cilantro?) make their way out of the glass.

Taste is PACKED with hops! It has a surprisingly pleasant and non-harsh finish (read, "not astringent and not overly bitter"). Remains well-balanced throughout. Definitely a full-bodied IPA, with spot-on carbonation levels; enough to keep a "crisp" edge, though has a very soft texture from the head. Bright resinous hops combine here in the finish with rich, cookie-like malt flavors.

Overall, a superb IPA that is drinkable, well-balanced, yet remains hop-forward. Exactly what IPA lovers look for in a world-class IPA. It cannot get better in this realm of IPA's.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.