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Full Nelson - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Full Nelson
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BA SCORE
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 5.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 01-15-2013)
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-23-2013 14:52:43 | More by thebigredone
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +10.9%

08-28-2014 04:00:11 | More by buyyourfreedom
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dc55110

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-28-2013 04:42:00 | More by dc55110
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%

Arrives in a pint glass at the brewery.

It has a finger and a half of foamy, frothy pale white head that lingers well. The body is a hazy dark golden color with no visible carbonation. The head shows great persistence. 4.5

Fruit-heavy on the nose, I think of berries and other tropical fruit, creamy sweet malt, hints of pine and hop resin, and some hop spice. 4.25

Continued fruit presence, but it veers into more citrusy territory, with suggestions of orange juice. There's an aggressive spicy hop flavor that then transitions to a mellow vanilla flavor at the finish. 4.3

Again, I'll emphasize the bite this has, plus a lively effervescence that hits the palate pretty hard. The hops begin to numb the palate after a while, but some smooth, creamy malts smooth things out. There's only a slight astringency and a dry finish. 4.4

This is a hop bomb no question, but it's still enjoyable and offering enough flavors to be more than just a hop attack. 4.4

08-25-2014 19:05:00 | More by ONovoMexicano
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rpsedillo

New Mexico

4.56/5  rDev +1.1%

08-27-2014 04:17:00 | More by rpsedillo
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.26/5  rDev -5.5%

Thanks to injuredreserve for sharing!

Appearance: rustic medium orange. Frothy white head, a fingers worth.

Aroma: pineapple, papaya, mango, other tropical fruits, citrus rind, hint of pine.

Taste: heavy tropical fruit, mild astringency, light booze, medium bitterness, citrus and pine needles.

***Drinks easy, refreshing, and a great showing of Nelson hops!

02-09-2013 22:16:38 | More by EgadBananas
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largadeer

California

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%

Growler from GHB. Thanks!

Appearance: Amber body with a little chill haze. Clearer as it warms up. Pours with two fingers of head that recedes to a cap.

Smell: Nothing but nelson on the nose. This beer highlights the more funky aspects of the hop, with big notes of grapefruit, onion and white grape, with a little cat piss. There isn't much of the tropical fruit softness I get from some nelson beers. It's unmistakably nelson nonetheless, and it smells excellent. There isn't much malt to the aroma despite the hefty ABV.

Palate: Surprisingly dry for the high ABV, with no trace of alcohol. Also quite bitter. There's a ton of hop flavor balancing the bitterness, which learns toward grapefruit-like citrus, white grape, pine and onion. Malt flavor is negligible beneath the huge hop flavor and bitterness. The body is light, and there isn't much sweetness to speak of.

Overall: Nelson is one of my favorite hops, and this showcases it in a great way. It's very different than Alpine's two 100% nelson beers, which are two of my favorites - this beer is more brash, dry and intense, but still nuanced and very drinkable. Excellent stuff.

01-15-2013 06:10:14 | More by largadeer
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-11-2013 02:59:35 | More by injuredreserve
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -11.3%

01-15-2013 16:44:49 | More by sansho
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-29-2013 13:13:46 | More by Beerandboards
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imyourhero21

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

08-28-2014 04:16:43 | More by imyourhero21
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GabrielM

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-27-2014 22:26:00 | More by GabrielM
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cabrina

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-18-2013 15:04:43 | More by cabrina
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-15-2013 23:31:08 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-27-2013 16:02:30 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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M_chav

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

08-26-2014 03:24:28 | More by M_chav
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-15-2013 07:37:23 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-07-2013 17:51:32 | More by taospowder
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -11.3%

04-30-2013 21:51:22 | More by gueuzegossage
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miggs3030

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +10.9%

08-27-2014 16:18:12 | More by miggs3030
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gatheredwaters

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

08-25-2014 23:20:57 | More by gatheredwaters
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured into Alchemist stemless wine.


Appearance is pale orange with small head in the off white color range. Slightly hazy but no Heady territory. 4.25


Aroma is huge juicy citrus, caramel malts, faint pine, wintergreen, and gooseberry. Similar to project dank but less piney and with a hint of that Nelson white grapiness. 4.5


Taste is Elevated meets Project Dank with a minty/leafy character and some lingonberry, gooseberry, and burnt orange touch. This isn't so much about strictly Nelson hops, but damn is it tasty! Unique and very balanced between the hops and malts. I detect some crystal and other darker/caramelized malts. 4.5


Body is medium with soft carbonation which makes the mouthfeel feel sturdier. Bitterness is at a nice level and helps cut through the malt backbone. 4.5


Overall another great IPA by La Cumbre. This may be my favorite over Elevated and Project Dank. Love the minty/herbal character joining with the juicy citrus and subdued but present gooseberry character of the Nelson hop.

08-29-2014 00:58:58 | More by MarcWP
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MDM

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-29-2014 00:22:53 | More by MDM
Full Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.