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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 349
Gots: 97 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Altenor
3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Got some tropical, pine,citrus notes but barely. Big malt flavor for a single iPA. Lots of bitterness and great mouthfeel. Was expecting much more than this. Probably an old can. Will definitely give it another shot with a fresh can if possible just to make sure. Too bad.

Photo of micko323
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hanserelli
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GoGators
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jhines18
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer as apparently a lot of others do as well. Incredible aroma. My preference is out of the can. On tap, they move through the stuff so fast that Im not sure it always ages as much as it should. Get those tall boys. In addition to the awesome beer, you get one of the coolest cans (art wise) I have ever seen. Totally unique.

Photo of alex_hart
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mhksuccess
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour from a can into my La cumbre elevated glass
was canned 10 days ago and is super fresh
poured a nice golden color and beautiful head on it about 1/2 inch or so
smell is very hoppy fruity the hop is over power in a good way
and the taste follows the smell is amazing hop burst that last but not overly bitter
lot of fruity hop tones
very nice definetly would seek out

Photo of dannykugler
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of deuce9259
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of sholland119
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up at the brewery, canned 5/21/13..

A-pours a crystal clear golden apricot with plenty of foamy white head, really nice lacing. Down to our last six pack but I am stl excited every time I see the pour.

S-I think the nose sets this apart, as is true of Heady topper or PtY. huge aromatics, appealing blend of citrusy and slightly dank hops. Hots you with a blast as soon as you open the can and lingers nicely.

T-very well balanced for such a hoppy beer. West Coast styleso lighter on malt but plenty of base for the flavorful hops. Slightly sweet bit mostly just juicy hoppy deliciousness. Excellent.

M-light to medium body, wonderfully dry.

O-among the best. Lives up to the hype and the GABF gold. Worth a trip to ANU all on its own.


Photo of gueuzegossage
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of protton
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Honus1
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jarrgal
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MrBuckHigh
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of leftoverburrito
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tommyguz
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Coming out of the can, the liquid lays out in a clear amber; the head is not much to write home about though it does leave some lacing here and there

Smell: Citrusy, with grapefruit and pineapple tones and just a hint of caramel

Taste: Hoppy at the outset, with the grapefruit and pineapple leading to an increasingly bitter experience with just a hint of onion; underneath, a bit of caramel appears but after the swallow, the beer is so well attenuated that it finishes as dry as the New Mexico desert

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a clean, slightly thin finish that really works well

Overall: The finish sets this beer apart; while the hops are showcased with some balancing malt, the dry finish prevents the malts from becoming sticky - a rare feat for a beer that starts out with balance and then verges into a hop explosion

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured can into tulip glass (took first drink straight from the can)

Beer pours golden color with some transparancy (good clarity) with a nice one finger bright white head. The aromas were some pine as well as citrus. Plenty of aroma from a 1.5 month old can. The taste has a good deal of citrus, pine resin, and some light hints of tropical fruit. Their is some bitterness on the back end that balances the tasting experience. I didn't notice much difference from the can versus out of the glass on this particular beer. The beer had plenty of carbonation and was not oily/resiny on the tongue. A world class IPA indeed. All of the flavor of many DIPAs.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear, medium orange pour, white finger of head, splotchy lace. Tropical fruit storm, sticky sweetness, pineapple, citrus, light crisp malts. Medium bitterness taste, deep tropical and citrus fruits, grapefruit, pine, crackers. Crisp, light refreshing body, clean finish, slick linger. Baby, I'm Elevated to a higher hop power.

Photo of Mersh
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 908 ratings.