Father Nelson | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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4.35/5
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#874
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
167
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of denver10
2.95/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.18/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Been seeking this one for awhile and was disappointed. Bottled 4/1, taste like it's an old IPA. A bit citrusy in the beginning, but then that fades quickly and its malty

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Photo of mschantz
3.22/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Wanted to love this beer. Too boozy and not enough hop goodness to balance thing out.

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Photo of EliotRosewater
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of MikeM417
3.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.56/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not sure of the brew date but was hoping for a lot more from this one. More like a barleywine than an IPA and lacking any of the distinctive flavor Nelson Sauvin is noted for.

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Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -17%
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

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
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 acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malty. Boozy. Low carbonation. Aggressively hopped for bitterness.

This one missed the mark for me.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LFinCO
3.91/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetChicken
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopkrid
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA1978
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looked and smelled great, taste was a bit to warm and boozy.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
3.97/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bootdown21
4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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Father Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 167 ratings