Project Dank
La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #5
Ranked #516
4.4 | pDev: 8.18%
May 01, 2022
Jan 11, 2014
Notes: 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.
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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Murky orange body, two fingers of white head, thick bands of lacing. Dank weedy and piney hops with big citrus in the nose. Taste really accentuates the grapefruit in the citrus, adds black pepper, and a touch of resin. Feel is well hopped, dank, yet has a strong backbone for everything to work off of

May 01, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ismaelmyself

Brewed here in our state where Marijuana is legal, this has a great initial taste that compares to the first hit off a bowl of some kind buds. If you like IPA this is a good one.

Apr 05, 2022
4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine on Dec 12, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

Review entered from paper notes. 16oz pour in a tulip pint glass at the brewery.

Pours mostly clear, brassy gold, a finger of head, not a lot of active carbonation. Smell is deep tropical juice and some resin.

Taste is tropical juice, almost syrup sweet up front , but it dries out quickly and finishes with a slight bitter bite.

Mouthfeel is medium or so, still fairly light on the palate. Overall, very nice IPA.

Aug 23, 2021
4.5 by paulish from New York on May 02, 2021
4.08 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Apr 19, 2021
4.51 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado on Apr 07, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by LukeGude from Iowa

Christmas gift, poured from can into tulip. Decent IPA, bitter west coast.

Jan 17, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Paradox1000 from Florida

Excellent IPA! Winter Edition is definitely worth trying. Full of flavor - pine, grapefruit, and tropical. My second one was better than the first and looking forward to my next.

Jan 16, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by 2beerdogs from California

Winter Edition.
Canned On date of 12/03/20 Thanks hophound.
Well it's clear as a bell. Golden in color. Fluffy white head rises just shy of 2 fingers but quickly settles in to a smattering of bubbles with light retention and lacing.
Aromas of weed, onion, mild herbal spice abound. A very nuanced hint of malt comes through at the end.
Taste follows the preview well. Herbal and dry bittering goes weedy. A smooth wet grass note peeks in too.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, carbonation is also not pronounced. Slick but dry and bitter on the finish.
Overall, she's pretty. She smells good. And I think I love her. A tad more head retention would be nice.

Dec 27, 2020
5 by IWasSkinnyOnce from New Mexico on Nov 07, 2020
4.4 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Aug 29, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I ejoyed this from the can chilled
the autum iteration is slightly darker amber with pale head
the fragrant herb in the hop aroma adds to a fruity scent of tropical quality
while the hops are up front in the taste the malt is enough to augment the overall taste and feel with subtle herbal almost spice-like and grapefruit hop in the taste
this is a quality IPA with flavor of hops the focus in a west coast style IPA that is well crafted

Jul 10, 2020
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4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

It smells like MJ, and I ain’t talking Michael Jordan, herbal, piney, hoppy, strong. It has a nice light golden hue, a little head and lacing.
Taste is similar to the smell, very hoppy, weedy, some malt and fruit flavors, citrus, poke thru. It’s a bittah monstah, but pretty well balanced as well. It reminds me of Surly Abrasive in that regard. I love their Elevated IPA, but this is my jam right here, worth every penny (paid 4.50 for the pint). I’ll not only buy again, but I’ll seek it out!

Apr 05, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by the_owl from New Mexico

This recipe changes every brew. Ive had some favorites. Right now is not the best. La Cumbre Describes this as a New Mexico IPA. Theres also West Coast and SW styles.

Dec 16, 2019
4.44 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Dec 08, 2019
4.46 by MJSFS from Florida on Nov 26, 2019
4.3 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Oct 06, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by laketang from Arizona

Pours bright straw with a thick fluffy white head,
Great head retention and lacing.
Dank pine, musty lemon.
Intense hop pine, firm bitterness, pine, grapefruit notes as well as lemon, orange zest.
Maybe simcoe and Chinook hops among others.
Dry, resinous finish.
Nice beer with a bitter edge and hop forward making a great sipper.

Oct 02, 2019
4.5 by drrone from Utah on Sep 19, 2019
4.14 by kbrown from Ohio on Jul 19, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mkh012 from Colorado

Canned 5 weeks ago

Pours clear golden yellow with sticky white lacing

The nose is dank weed, melon, doughy malt, and tangerine

The taste is similar. Orange, tangerine, melon, honey, dough, and dank bitterness

The mouthfeel is medium+ for the style

Overall, an excellent West Coast IPA

Jul 15, 2019
4.02 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jul 03, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by jwc215 from Arizona

Pint can - Summer edition 2019 - Canned on 06/13/19, Best by 09/11/19:

Pours golden. a thin head leaves thin lacing.

The smell is of strong dank hops. They wanted dank, they got it. Musty pine with citrus and tropical notes, a hint of tangerine.

The taste is also dank. Mainly pine. Some citrus, tangerine and tropical notes. Caramel touch mixes in. Strong dank bitterness in the long finish.

Hits full-bodied. Hop goodness dances on the palate. Chewy.

Appropriately named - it is dank. If you like strong, dank beers seek this out. An awesome hop-forward, West Coast IPA!

Jun 30, 2019
4.24 by whitewizard from Arizona on Apr 28, 2019
4.19 by IPAQuester from Texas on Mar 31, 2019
4.3 by prock180 from Arizona on Mar 29, 2019
4.5 by RHolbrook15 from North Carolina on Feb 16, 2019
4.17 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 29, 2019
4.1 by Nunya from Ohio on Dec 29, 2018
4.11 by DavidHume from Virginia on Dec 29, 2018
4.25 by mmoore9363 from Arizona on Dec 29, 2018
3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Dec 27, 2018
4.15 by Lelampp from Ohio on Dec 22, 2018
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 16, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.

Dec 09, 2018
4.4 by gmale9000 from New York on Dec 06, 2018
4.69 by ChuckTom from Arizona on Nov 02, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by elNopalero from California

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.

Oct 25, 2018
3.83 by BrueryDC from District of Columbia on Oct 12, 2018
Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 905 ratings