Elevated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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4.34/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Did someone ask for hops? Tired of beers that promise a full lupulin experience, but never deliver more than richly malted bitterness? It’s no secret that this is what we excel at. We’ve been brewing world class IPAs for years. Our flagship is the culmination of a decades worth of studying and brewing. Take a step above and acclimate to what an IPA should be.

100 IBU

Added by jdense on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#695
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
1,516
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
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Photo of Eric_T_07
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmale9000
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 11/02/18
Had on-tap at La Cumbre Brewering in Alb, NM

Appearance - Served up in a pint, crystal clear ans purely golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Great retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of suds. Solid sheets of lacing dress the side of the glass.

Smell - Mostly a citrus and piney aroma with lesser floral character. Hints of toasty malts.

Taste - Citrus and pine upfront before some noticeable berry fruitiness kicks in by mid-taste. Solid malt backbone that displays a lightly toasted character. Finish is pithy with lesser dank and continuing berry notes. Logan berry?

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair, bubbly carbonation. Drinks easy enough before a dry finish.

Overall - Damn solid IPA with some unique berry notes to it. Though its not my ideal IPA, I can see why this would be the #1 selling craft beer in the state.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frankie6492
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbw314
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of festizio
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitesheep
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much smell, but the look is bar none awesome. Nice lace on the glass, just the right head and a deep rich amber. However, I drink beer for the taste not the look. Yes taste is a 4 and I would like to try this on draft, but it could use a little more malt backbone.

If you like IPA's, you will like this one.

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Photo of pwtesuji
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only downside: available only in NM and CO

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper color beer. Not much head but good lacing. Better hop aroma. And good hoppy taste. Mouthfeel is a good balance of hops that’s not too bitter. Overall it’s a very good IPA and I’m glad I got a 4 pack to take home, based on BA ratings. Canned 09/06/18

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Photo of jwc215
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint can:

Pours hazed golden amber with a creamy off-white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of tropical and citric fruits with resin. Robust.

The taste of tropical and citric fruit blends very well with piney resin. Leafy hop bitterness follows the caramelized sweetness in the middle leaving a pleasant bitterness. Alcohol gives a hint of black pepper without burn or harshness. Complex.

It is juicy smooth. Full-bodied.

A great example of a hop-forward, complex, rich American IPA. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of shelby415
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a four pack of tall boys for a camping trip to Guadalupe Mountains national park earlier this week. This is a big, aggressive brew with high bitterness and a heavy citrus and herbal hop lean. The finish is juicy and puckers the lips a bit. I would definitely take this camping again if given the chance.

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Photo of huckPDX
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris5554
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TossKing7
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.49/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Elevated is a beautiful looking beer. The brightly polished copper color is familiar and inviting, and the foamy eggshell white pillow above is comforting. The patches and rings of lace are the impressive marks of a professional.

That first whiff is sublime. Ripe mango and melons converge with juicy grapefruits and sweet orange blossoms. As it gets comfortable in it's new surroundings, it lights up, takes a drag of some dankness, and puffs out some pine.

The flavor is actually a bit less layered. More like a mosh pit of all those aromas blended into one harmonious taste. Until the lingering piney finish, that is.

As if taking notes from the flavor, this also feels even keeled despite it's advertised 100 ibu. There is definitely that lingering bitterness, but it's sweet elements absolutely smooth out the middle grounds. A soft carbonation compliments this beer wonderfully.

Elevated IPA is deserving of all its praise. This is one hell of a good IPA. Hoping this wasn't a random one-off find, and actually received some distribution to the Pacific Northwest, cuz I'd gladly indulge again. Cheers.

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Photo of Korymiller
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RJB3
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinReddirt
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer to bring back from a trip to northern New Mexico. I pour most of the 16 oz can into a chilled tall mug, see a nice yellow-orange body with enough head to keep track of the sips. Hoppy, of course, strongly so. I detect lemon, grass and a bit of sweetness at the end. The taste and bitterness linger. Should be the first beer of a session before you move on to lesser brews, just make the four pack last.

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Photo of GarrettB
2.97/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

August 19th, 2015 - Cumbre's Get Elevated IPA is a solidly median IPA, neither good nor bad, but with a hop profile that is boring on its own but fits a meal very nicely. The aroma is generically hoppy and reminds me of old school pale ales, neither sweet nor grapefruity. The flavor is flattish but the palate is fine. Nice and buoyant, it has a sharp hop profile that lasts a long way through the aftertaste, but is both a little direct and metallic.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 1,516 ratings