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Full Nelson - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 27
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.74% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 01-15-2013)
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Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, N.M.
Price: $7.00
Purchased: Oct. 9, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 9, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel orange, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head when I got it. Couldn’t really see any bubbles. Uneven layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.13)

Smelled Nelson New Zealand hops, grapefruit, floral hops, tangerine, caramel, orange rind, orange creamscicle, nectarine juice and light bittery spicy notes. (Taste - 4.63)

Tasted not nearly as good as the nose, but still good. Nelson New Zealand hops, grapefruit pulp, floral hops, tangerine, orange creamscicle and mango. (Taste - 4.38)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.38)

A pretty damn good IPA. Had a great time at La Cumbre and this was a good time to end the night. (Overall - 4.38)

4.42 | 98 | A

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

a delicious ipa, no denying that, but its not nearly as stunning as project dank, and honestly isnt the best use of nelson hops i have seen, not even close. it seems the hops were used as much to bitter as they were to do what they really do best, which is of course late kettle and dry hopping. that real classic new zealand fruity thing never develops completely in this beer, even when its fresh, but i still get the nelson heavy on the aroma, and the grain base isnt big or sweet enough to distract form that, which is to its credit. the hops bitter the beer up well, and it has a nice creamy mouthfeel from what must be some torrified wheat or oats in there. there is a little herbal thing to this too, which comes from the hops and is not at all unpleasant. the beer is really good, and really drinkable for how strong it is, but it pales really in comparison to the project dank. it just doesnt shine like that one does, but i had high hopes since the nelson ranks with my favorite varietals. still, this is a brewery that should be on the map a little more that it is, wow are the on fire with the hops down there!

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Full Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.