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Elevated IPA - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Elevated IPAElevated IPA

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 380
Gots: 108 | FT: 10
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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Photo of LittleDon
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly long head retention and lace production for a non draft product. Predominant aroma component is pine, but there is a healthy amount of caramel and mustiness. Flavor is exemplary for a well hopped IPA: resinous and spicy with a healthy caramel support. A very strong bitter finish. Mouthfeel leans toward the soft side. The only minor negative is that it is a bit boozy. Hat tip to Chuk.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JohnG190
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours amber with a two finger white head and nice lacing. Powerful hop aroma, lots of pine resin and tropical fruit. Bitter pine resin and grapefruit flavors hit the tongue first followed by sweet malty tropical fruit. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had, bar none!

Re-reviewed May 28, 2014. Thanks Majin for the trade! Drank in concert with a Project Dank, love them both, but prefer the Dank just a wee bit! I bumped the aroma and taste numbers a tad as this is still one of the best IPAs I've experienced!

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mikecap
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to the surprise can Evan!

Appearance: Clear golden copper with two fingers of whitish head. Nice clean lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hop forward with pine at the forefront and notes of grass and resin. A bit of citrus in there too, want to dive right in.

Taste: Piney hops, great sticky resin as well and a true west coast ipa. Nice balance with some caramel malt sweetness and hints of tropical fruit in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth with a good texture and balance. Nice hop bitterness which I love in my IPAs.

Overall: Tremendous IPA that I'm glad to have gotten a chance to try. Wish I could get this all of the time. Looking forward to trying more of their stuff!

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.