Father Nelson
La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #149
Ranked #1,161
4.33 | pDev: 8.55%
May 07, 2023
Apr 21, 2014
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Rated: 2.75 by VaporDome from New York

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L:. Pours a hazy lemon grapefruit yellow with a small white head and na few fingers of lacing.

S:. Lots of orange grapefruit and citrus, a weedy plants hop and a light note of bitterness.

T:. Lots of sweet citrus, grapefruit and lemon, a touch of medium bitterness, quite sweet but still works well.

F:. Smooth, creamy carbonation.

O:. This is a very nice Old schoolish IPA.
Nov 01, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by deereless from Colorado

Jun 28, 2021
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle split in Grants. It sure is bitter, but would have guessed like two notches below 10.6%.
May 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A dark gold color, a little haze. Small white head and some sticky lace.
Mostly citrus fruit aroma, a little pine. Background of sweet malt.
Taste of grapefruit, orange, and mango. Late pine. Caramel.
Nicely hopped. Alcohol not at all noticeable.
Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 5 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by ChuckTom from Arizona

Jul 03, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: 22 oz. brown bottle with a bottling date sticker on the cap. Served in a Munique glass.

Appearance: The bright white, one finger head stays around for a while and then dissolves into a thin foam layer. It leaves behind a lot of lacing in big, thick patches all over the glass. It's an ever so slightly hazy, pure gold color.

Smell: It goes through the full spectrum of hop aromas and it's beautiful. There's orange, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, grass, pine, fresh green herbs and even some soft floral notes in the background. There's also a slight musty, earthy, damp and grainy scent that lingers in the finish.

Taste: It's very bitter with a lot of orange, tangerines and grapefruit at first. It follows up with more hoppiness in the form of herbal, and earthy notes of pine resin and eucalyptus. It finishes with a slight malty sweetness but it's barely there.

Mouthfeel: It's, thick, rich smooth and moderately creamy. But even then, it manages to stay quite refreshing. Carbonation is medium-low.

Overall: It's silky smooth and very fruity. If it wasn't for the quite high bitterness it would be surprisingly easy to drink for an over 10% ABV beer. Just an awesome brew overall for lovers of big, bold, traditional double IPAs.
May 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 oz. Bomber
Bottled On: 04/18/19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice hazing dark golden yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), nice pineyness. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), pretty nice pine. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.
May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a transparent orange with a finger of white foam. Aroma is ripe mango and tangerine. Flavor profile carries a bit more depth, hitting notes of mango, tangerine, and papaya. Mouth feel is velvety and soft, with a medium thickness. Overall, a fantastic brew.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.
Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by kevindp9 from Arizona

May 30, 2018
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Reviewed by matcris from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
LOOKS: a fairly clear light amber with a thick creamy foam that recedes slowly. Fair amount of lacing.
AROMA: Caramel, lemon, biscuits, dank, more citrus.
TASTE: Big taste of weed.Caramel malt, bready, and some citrus. Balanced.
FEEL: A little sticky, average carbonation, dry in the finish, medium full feel.
OVERALL: Tastes a whole lot like you just smoked a spliff.
May 26, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: The bubble show builds a one finger head perched on the slightly hazy golden-tinged amber liquid; splashes of lacing

Smell: Catty and dank, with biscuity malt tones subsuming; a caramel element builds as the beer warms

Taste: The malts are big here, with the biscuit and caramel dominating the front end; through the middle, the dank, bitter hop tones build, bringing a rotting fruit aspect, as well; boozy and rather sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: I was hoping for the distinctive Southern Hemisphere hop tones from Nelson Sauvin but I couldn't find them; the overwhelming maltiness moves this one into barleywine territory

Thanks, M_chav, for the opportunity
May 26, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Apr 23, 2017
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Reviewed by ArrogantB from Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Hops and Pie. Nice clear, light orange color, short head. Aroma is pretty damn hoppy, flavor has some bitterness but not too much. Booze is hidden well, nice hop aspects, pretty tasty but I prefer project dank.
Apr 15, 2017
Father Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 182 ratings