Project Dank | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
lacumbrebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Project Dank is just that; a project. It’s an ever changing expression of our hoppiest endeavors. Each recipe is different, featuring different hops and hopping techniques. One thing will remain common…HOP INSANITY.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 01-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#369
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
870
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
409
Gots:
114
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 870 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold color. Large white head that leaves a lot of lace.
Dank for sure. Lots of pine.
Ditto for the taste. A lot of pine.
Light to medium bodied.
The dankest beer I have ever tried.

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Photo of gmale9000
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a review of Project Dank Summer 2018 Edition.
Pours from a can an auburn tan. Right off the bat I get why it's called Project Dank. Dankity dank dank, and thats all she wrote. Dank sticky pine aroma that's matched on the palate with a drying intense hoppiness.

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Photo of BrueryDC
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebotco09
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich copper/amber color. A good creamy looking head. Nice lacing. Excellent aroma. Hops are inviting. Taste follows the nose and it’s very good and it reminds me so much of Cedar Creeks’ Dankosaurus. Mouthfeel is smooth and the bitterness is just right. This is the one you want at La Cumbre Taproom.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.72/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to leftpaw for kicking one of these down on a trip. Pours a darker golden color. Solid 3/4" white head on it with ample retention, especially for a beer with such a high hop/hop oil to it. Those hops aren't the most pungent in the nose, they come off kind of restrained if anything. Present, but not overpowering or even to levels I would appreciate. Went in the direction of pineapple and tangerine mostly.

Taste is good. Standard light bodied pale malt bill, nothing excessive for a bracing ibu war crystal malt base kind of thing. Falls into the west coast ipa category based on this. Above average dryness, way above average bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable.

I dunno, I didn't think this was better than Elevated. The hops were muddled, I couldn't pick out much beyond maybe Simcoe.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

CAN: Currently #1 on the Top New Mexico beers list. 473ml format. Best before: 09/27/18. Pull-tab can. Bloody fantastic label art.

"Experimental India Pale Ale" Summer Edition.

Served cold into a pint glass.

HEAD: ~8cm in height. Frothy creamy consistency. White colour. Thick. Robust. Excellent (~10 minute) head retention.

BODY: Clear vibrant gold. No yeast/lees are visible within. Not turbid.

A very lively appearance for an IPA. I'm eager to try it.

AROMA: Very fresh and pungent hopwise. Mango, tropical fruit peel, pineapple, maybe tangerine, dried guava. A perfect amount of pale malt sweetness seems to be present judging by the aroma.

I don't detect unnecessary caramalt or crystal malt. I find no off-notes. Seems terrifically well-balanced.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. Very enticing with a seemingly great hop profile.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Hop bitterness is kept in check by balancing pale malt sweetness, yielding a harmonious yet pungently hoppy beer. The hop profile is fantastic, bursting with fruity and tropical flavours: guava, mango, tangerine peel, rind, vague citrus, subdued orange juice. Mango is dominant. Very fresh and full of flavour across the board.

The finish harbors a blip of hop bitterness, which is satisfying but not aggressive or biting.

Not piney, grapefruity, pithy, oily, resinous, or (very) floral.

Depth of flavour is good. Flavour duration is moderately long. Flavour intensity is moderate.

Adequately complex, balancing its fruity notes well against each other and against the malt backbone.

Apty medium-bodied, with a coating soft feel on the palate. Smooth, wet, slightly chewy, refreshing. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough or scratchy.

OVERALL: Probably the most impressive beer I've had from New Mexico thus far; it's easy to see why this is the highest rated beer from the state currently. It boasts a tasty hop profile and notable balance...what's not to like?

I can't say it's up there with the best American IPAs from the likes of California, Oregon, the U.S. East Coast, or Denmark, but it's well worth trying and I'd happily scoop it up by the 4 pack if I had access to it.

Low B (3.55) / GOOD

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Photo of ttomazin
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with notes of tangerines.
T: The taste has strong, dank flavors of grapefruit along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of other citrusy hops including oranges and tangerines are present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA definitely lives up to its name and is very dank, both in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AzIpaGuy
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of liveoakb
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best double IPAs I have had.

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Photo of akirakcat
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange with thick head.

Aromas of peach, papaya, floral, a little grassy and spicy--smells like hops like some beers smell boozy.

Taste notes: pineapple, orange, biscuit, spicy hops. Hop taste presents itself as a bitter finish, and would not be noticeably strong if not for the scent and aftertaste.

Full and luscious body. Ordered at the brewery a half hour before close and felt rushed to finish. Nice brew!

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Photo of Afeo
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.61/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManBearPat
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skiking70
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 870 ratings