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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 386
Gots: 118 | FT: 11
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: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can into snifter.

A: a slight haze on a very blond body. light in color. bright bubbly head. decent retention and lacing.

S: herbal, piney, mangos. very resinous. inviting.

T: very piney. very, very piney. bitterness is there, but really not overwhelming in the slightest. minor grainy, caramel, toast into the finish. really minor. a slight underlying sweetness throughout the flavor of the drink.

M: good carb. average, certainly not aggressive. body is very hoppy, but slightly lacking in body.

D: this is some tasty shit and not too surprising that it won a gold at GABF. I could drink a lot of these as I find it dangerously session-able.

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A - golden amber color. No head.
S - amazing citrus, grapefruit smell, pineappe, mango, pine
T - grapefruit! Pine, citrus zest, pineapple, super bitter
M - light-medium, alc covered, aftertste bitter!
O - great beer, lives up to its rating, tongue numbing bitterness

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Pours a light amber color with a nice finger and a half of head. The smell is deep and dank. Lots of citrus and grassy notes on the nose. The taste follows the nose. Nice bitterness upfront with a residual malt backbone. Citrusy, a bit grassy, light pine and spice. Nice, balanced and not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp, with a bit of oiliness. Nice carbonation. Overall this is a tasty IPA. Reminiscent of a lighter version of Double Jack.

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Sampled March 2011
The beer pours from the growler with a pale tan head that sits on top of a clear, copper hued beer that shows a brightness when held up to the light. There is a really, dank hop character to the nose that is a mix of tropical and citrus fruit and “hemp” oil. The nose is just so dank and juicy; specific notes of tangelo, a bit lychee character, mango, a hint of menthol, and just a really big hemp like character is found here. There is a touch of supporting malt character that provides hints of a cracker like whole grain character.

The beer is lightly sweet and has a fair amount of a crystal malt backbone to it. The hop character is of course the dominant note in the flavor, with a nicely herbal character, lots of hop-fruit, a firm bitterness (that is not over the top), lots of pine notes, a firm herbaceous hemp-seed like flavor, and rounding notes of lychee and even some mango are noticeable here.

This is nice and dankly fresh. I like how light and quaffable this is, as that is really what I want in an IPA. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the promise of the aroma, but this is still something I am quite happy to be drinking.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.