Sun Fade
La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,203
Ranked #4,682
4.19 | pDev: 7.4%
Jul 30, 2023
Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tall can from the source in ABQ, NM.

The dating info on the bottom is smudged and useless.

Nice looking juiced up pour. Minor cap and some delicate fine bubble lacing left behind on the glass.

Pungent fruit filled sniff.

Tasty, fruity, highly enjoyable offering. Stone fruits abound, also ripe pineapple, soft lime and melon all doing together….complex and worthy brew. Go get some
Jul 30, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a murky dull orange with a one finger foamy white heads that reduces to a ring.

S- Dank citrus and tropical hop aromas: grapefruit zest, juicy orange, pineapple, cantaloupe and a hint of grass

T- zesty and bitter citrus up front with pithy orange and grapefruit zest. Mid-palate gives pineapple, as well as some stone fruit. The finish gives some grassy notes, with a linger of zesty grapefruit and orange

M- medium body with medium carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish, slight hoppy throat burn
Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 20, 2023
Rated: 3.39 by VaporDome from New York

Sep 01, 2022
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Although I've had beers from La Cumbre before, I couldn't resist picking this up when I was at a Total Wine in Tempe, Arizona not that long ago. Sure, I wanted the label because I collect them and the other cans that I had from these guys didn't have one that I could peel off. Even with that in mind, I still picked this up because it was rated highly on here and would seem like something that reminded me of beers from these parts.

Indeed, this wasn't bad and had plenty going for it from start to finish. Quite the muted hue, this beer's appearance was a turbid melon with enough offsetting head to nearly lighten the liquid's appearance. Heavy orange blossom and floral notes, citrus pith, and gooseberry were in the dank nose as the taste equally followed suit. Plenty slick, hoppy, and full of underlying stone fruit, there was some mango and peach that fully emerged once this completely warmed up. Lots to chew on here in every sense of the word since the dough and bread gave this a full body while the depth of this was pleasantly enjoyable without being strong or having an overt burn. The carbonation was light while the lacing could have been a bit more extensive - although that was this brew's only lacking attribute.

Dry lime emerged in the aftertaste with just a bit of warmth as this felt a bit stronger than it was in actuality, and there were a few bits of dark sediment that had to be swirled out before my last sip. Canned on 3/28 and best before 6/26, this was a solid brew with lots to offer as it held up well compared to those from this neck of the woods. Love the label and the liquid inside, as this might be the best beer that I've had from the Land of Enchantment!
Jul 27, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Aug 20, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by StoneTSR from Colorado

Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jul 22, 2021
Rated: 4.32 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 15, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
The mouthfeel is absolutely razor thin to me which a miss. But the actual flavor itself is great.....actually this feels way too lightly carbonated for me that might be the thing with the mouthfeel. Idk if it wasn't for that this would be an absolute slapper
Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by ChuckTom from Arizona

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by phatsmackey from Texas

May 03, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Aug 31, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

Aug 25, 2020
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I can't read the exact date but this was canned this month (July 2020)

Pours light opaque yellow-orange with minimal white head.

The nose is sweet orange and dough, and the taste largely follows, with light lingering bitterness. Hints of mango and berry.

The mouthfeel is medium mid-palate with mild yet crisp carbonation on the finish. Clean.

Overall, very nice. A tasty departure from La Cumbre's also-awesome west coast IPAs.
Jul 29, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 6/9/20

Pours an opaque, bright sunflower yellow body capped with a finger and a half of fluffy, white foam; solid head retention yields a thin thigh fairly creamy cap along with a dense, frothy collar and haphazard spatter of moderate, webby lacing around the glass.

Aroma opens with a bursting fresh orange juice note, inviting further passionfruit, lime zest, and grapefruit peel depth; spotty, flaky pale malt presence over the middle evens out into dry grass, hints of resin, and touches of tropical cream sweetness on the back end of the bouquet.

Taste shows a nuances flow of mushy guava, mango slices, and passionfruit upfront as lime zest evolves the profile into the mid-palate; a gentle hint of tropical cream introduces the back end, where crisp malt underscores a lightly bitter, piney/grassy resinous tone on the finish; citrus pith flutters into the swallow.

Mouthfeel brings a medium-light body along with moderate carbonation, quickly taking a drying, crisp turn into the mid-palate; a soft and equally rounded and resinous juicy texture brightens along the palate against a slow, gritty build to a soft, mild-moderate bitterness presenting in the finish.

An effortless attention given to every aspect of the profile leaves a NEIPA of surprisingly lightness, parsing through refined detail of hoppy resin, tropical citrus, and attenuated malt to a nuanced beer both satisfying and undeniably quenching.
Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a La Cumbre growler.
Very Hazy.
Nice citrus aroma.
Great mouthfeel and tropical fruit taste. Feels like it’s sucking the moisture out of your tongue. Love it!
Hops are just right and and just the right amount of Malt.
Overall a great Hazy IPA.
Jun 10, 2020
Sun Fade from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 47 ratings