Elevated IPA | 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 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:
#391
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
1,491
pDev:
7.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,491 |  Reviews: 239
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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Photo of CLSimps
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep orange color into a tulip glass. Lots of citrus on the nose, but grapefruit really stood out. This was intense! From front to back layers of fruit, hops, pine and malts. Bitter, hoppy, fantastic.

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Photo of akirakcat
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange-amber. Bright, fruity aromas, primarily grapefruit. Taste starts off with a solid citrus tang, followed by pine and a sour-bready aftertaste. Notes range from orange and grapefruit to caramel and biscuit. I really liked the combination of flavors, though nothing knocked me off my feet. But in New Mexico, where it's all over the place, it's my go-to.

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Photo of Beardown08
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,491 ratings