Project Dank
La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
American IPA
Ranked #8
Ranked #508
4.4 | pDev: 8.18%
Feb 04, 2023
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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Rated: 4.19 by sbuck from New Mexico

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Downshift Brewing in Albuquerque, CA.

Just lost. So lost. Not Kardashian lost while reading a Goosebumps book, but lost in beauty and wonder and I don’t want to be found. It’s here. It’s there. It’s everywhere… And Raul is… Raul just “is.” Because he’s in this moment. A moment. And he loves moments. And today we live. Today Raul lives.
Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by AZgman from Arizona

4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Quite delicious. La Cumbre continues to produce some very different, but very fine beers. My hat is off to them. I do like dank beers, but I understand that they are not for everyone. However, if you are one of those that like the funk, then this beer is for you!
Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by BarrelAgedG from California

Sep 16, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by chossboss from Oregon

Aug 27, 2022
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Rated by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Honestly has the exact same taste profile as their Elevated IPA. Just odd
Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is the summer edition. Pretty much of a monument to dank. I like that, but the lingering taste is mostly bitter. Still really good. I’ll look forward to another one next year.
Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by VaporDome from New York

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Ismaelmyself

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 4.51 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

Apr 07, 2021
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Christmas gift, poured from can into tulip. Decent IPA, bitter west coast.
Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 5 by IWasSkinnyOnce from New Mexico

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by the_owl from New Mexico

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.44 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by MJSFS from Florida

Nov 26, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.5 by drrone from Utah

Sep 19, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by kbrown from Ohio

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.02 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 03, 2019
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.24 by whitewizard from Arizona

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by IPAQuester from Texas

Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by prock180 from Arizona

Mar 29, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by RHolbrook15 from North Carolina

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by DavidHume from Virginia

Dec 29, 2018
Project Dank from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 914 ratings