Father Nelson | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ONovoMexicano on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
18
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Blazer22
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to shuntstout for sending this bottle! Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewing pint glass.

A: Very clear and bright gold, with average visible carbonation and a half-finger of white foamy head. This is pretty.

S: Fairly low amount of aroma for a DIPA. Melon, dank and spicy hops, alongside bready malts with mild caramel notes. A touch of citrus and tropical fruits in the background.

T: Melon, spice, and some citrus hops, as well as resinous pine. Crisp biscuit malts that largely stay out of the way. The resin and spicy hops stay in the hang with a quite noticeable ethanol kick.

M: A light crisp body for style, with a good amount of carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence is noticeable – this has a hefty listed ABV, but you can taste every bit of it. This is warming for sure.

O: This was decent, but I felt like it lacked a lot of the interesting hop flavors of the Project Dank (which I much preferred). The hop profile here isn’t my preference, and the alcohol plays too big of a role in the flavor.

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Photo of beergoot
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mildy hazy, honey colored body topped with a dense, creamy, sculpted head. Strong caramel and cereal grain aroma; mild esters; some pine and floral hints. Spicy, malty flavor; nougat; noticeable yet restrained alcohol presence; some hop bitterness. Heavy, rich and chewy body; dense, sugary richness lingers on the palate.

No date on the bottle and more malt and alcohol notes than distinctive hop presence, so perhaps this beer is past its prime, hops-wise. Still, a fine big, boozy ale.

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Photo of baggedlunch
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours bright golden orange, finger white head fades slowly, little lace. Sweet tropical fruit aroma. Big dank earthy hop taste with just enough sweet malt balance and tropical fruit taste to keep it in check. Finishes dry, thin to medium oily mouthfeel. Another excellent brew by La Cumbre.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep gold with a minimal head that falls away fairly quickly.
S- Honey, floral notes and a moderate tropical hop aroma.
T- The hops shine on the palate. A sweet malt backbone backs this up nicely.
M- Low to medium carbonation. Very slick and coats the mouth.
D- Yum. A solid IPA that I am stoked I was able to try.

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Photo of capnamerica
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raynmoon
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells very similar to Elevated. It has a very earthy, resinous aroma to it. Smells good.

The flavor is huge on the herbaceous, resinous quality from the hops. This might be the most "dank" beer I have had to date. No fruit coming through at all.

The body on the beer is light to medium. It is appropriate in maintaining the illusion that the beer is less abv than the 10.6% label. However, when A beer is this big, I typically want the big mouthfeel to emphasize the flavors and intensity.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdrickCS
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Teen-o
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crusher
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WTKeene
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of denver10
2.95/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Father Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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