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Full Nelson - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.24%
Wants: 24
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of Veeblefetzer
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Picked up a 22 oz. bottle from The Quarters.

This thing is a hop bomb, pure and simple.

Pours a deep, burnished gold color with a moderate white head. The aroma is strong grapefruit.

Excellent mouth feel. Very strong hop taste hits first; you can taste grapefruit, maybe some lemon, but the hop bitterness is almost overwhelming. I could not taste any malt elements in the brew. Slightly astringent on the finish.

I'm not a big fan of hop bombs, but I'd drink this again. I'd be interested to find it on tap at the La Cumbre pub.

Veeblefetzer, Saturday at 04:17 PM
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

acurtis, Today at 09:44 PM
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

sansho, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

WTKeene, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

akang, Friday at 06:34 AM
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

gueuzegossage, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

kristougher, Thursday at 04:18 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

drewone, Sunday at 07:41 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

thebigredone, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

MLDucky, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

cabrina, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

atrocity, Friday at 12:12 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

M_chav, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

MDM, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%

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!

EgadBananas, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.4/5  rDev -2%

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

ONovoMexicano, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.4/5  rDev -2%

Texasfan549, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

largadeer, Jan 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

dc55110, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

kingston2, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

injuredreserve, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

chippo33, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

mrebeka, Saturday at 02:07 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 04, 2014
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Full Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.