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Acclimated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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5
Ratings:
20
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4.03
pDev:
7.2%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 05-14-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pub glass at the brewery.

Bright golden color with a cloudy amber tinge. Straw-colored at the base and frothy pale white head at the top. Good persistence on the head. 4.5

Smells of citrus and other sweet fruit swirling with dank stickiness. Big malt presence and sweetness too. Not as seductive as Elevated but it's nice. 4

Sweet and spicy flavors here. Plenty of malt flavor and feel here akin to Elevated. Floral flavor leads to a spicy frothy feel and flavor before a grapefruit/orange flavor and mellow bitter finish. This beer is rich in feel and flavor and is a meal in a glass. T- 4.25 M- 4.5

Love the smooth easy-drinking quality despite the fact it's bigger than Elevated and Dank (and tastes a bit like both). Excellent beer.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. On-tap at the brewery, served in a pint glass. This version was 8.6%.

An unfiltered amber gradient supports a solid soapy white finger. Sticky lacing, superior retention.

Hops in the nose as you'd expect - catty, mint, pine, grapefruit, starburst, etc. A touch of cotton candy and soft malt round things out.

Hop explosion on the palate - aromas are magnified in the flavor profile. A second wave of candied orange, passion fruit, and under-ripe guava comes next. IBUs are through the roof - though the bitterness helps dry out the finish. Alcohol is perceptible, though not fusel. Herbaceous and a touch green.

Pillowy, well carbonated, and warming.

A monster hop bomb - unctuous and mesmerizing with its freshness and potency.

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Photo of jhavs
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good DIPA, malt sweetness balanced pretty well with the hop bitterness and flavors. Definitely a good beer, but would order more elevated and project dank before this. Great IPA's at La Cumbre!

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from GHB. Thanks!

Pale golden body capped by a finger of head. The nose is heavy on pine and orange pith, with very little malt behind the hops. There's no trace of alcohol, and little yeast presence either for that matter. Very clean stuff. The palate is surprisingly light and dry for a near 9% beer; easily one of the driest DIPAs I've had. Very resinous and piney with orange peel bitterness and a touch of grapefruit. Bitterness is clean and balanced in the finish, never approaching astringent despite the very low final gravity. This is a great DIPA, though I prefer the hop profile of La Cumbre's Elevated IPA.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5/13/2012

Bomber into a snifter. My first beer from La Cumbre.

A: Light yellow with a substantial white bubbly white head. Very good retention with a little lacing left behind.

S: Juicy orange and grapefruit flesh notes meld with caramel and bready malts. I get a bit of melon, perhaps cantaloupe, and light floral aromatics. The aroma show balance between hops and malt.

T: Sweet malts in the flavor, reminiscent of bread and caramel, with a smooth moderate bitterness. Citrus flesh tastes of orange and tangerine with lighter rind notes. The flavor gives no indication of the ABV. There's an increase in citrus rind in the smooth balanced finish.

M: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty malty but solid on the whole. Not super expressive hop-wise, but respectable.

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Acclimated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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