Elevated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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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:
#389
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,495
pDev:
7.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinReddirt
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -31.7%
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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Photo of metter98
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can at Brixens, Albuquerque, NM

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that left patches of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate to strong flavors of citrusy and piney hops with a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA really packs in strong does of citrusy and piney hop flavors. It's quite drinkable because no notes of alcohol are present in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of radical_larry
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a blind taste testing with coors banquet, this brew held its own. Chapeu.

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Photo of Barley_Bill
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SFNC
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma brings out fresh piney hop character and a dry biscuity malt backing. Flavor is clean, with tons of piney hops, citrus, and biscuity malt. Piney and dry, with a wonderfully oily palate. Sharp dry and bitter finish.

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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coreypegram
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can received in a BIF. Dated 2/28/18, poured into tulip.
Pours a clear deep honey with orange highlights, solid 1 finger of tiny bubbles. Minimal lacing. Mandarin orange, candied citrus, lemon peel nose. Just terrific.
Taste has much softer flavors. Tropical fruits, mango, weed, grapefruit. Cracker graininess. I wish the taste matched the nose a bit more. Finishes with a dry crispness. The body is perfect and clean, superbly drinkable. Glad to have tried this longtime want.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from the can into pint glass in Grants, NM! Good New Mexico IPA. Not quite getting the "outstanding" but would like to have again.

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Photo of Strohm
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: A very orang-ey amber in the sunlight with a large white foam that lasts. Mild lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Lots of citrus fruit, pineapple, caramel, weed, and bread notes.
TASTE: Balanced between sweet and bitter fruit and bready caramel. Strong lingering bitterness.
FEEL: Full bodied, rich, a little sticky, mildly dry on finish, and average carbonation.
OVERALL: The bitterness would almost be a bit much, but, there is enough going on with the malt to level it out just enough.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stockatron
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
3.55/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I live in Albuquerque where this is brewer and it's on tap everywhere, to the point where it's hard to get a different brand IPA on tap. And I can't understand why. It's completely over-hyped. The super hop oil taste is interesting, but it has kind of a burnt afte-taste that's off putting. I guess if you like beer over-cooked, it is great. I think people think of New Mexico and extreme flavors, like the chiles here, but it's gets very old after a few tastes. There are much better IPA's out there. And La Cumbre has much better offerings, such as its stellar Red Ryeot. This one though, don't believe the hype.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,495 ratings