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
Ratings:
1,415
Reviews:
218
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
211
For Trade:
12
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Photo of Rizzy17
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEyedJack
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THSmusicman
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IceAce
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SiepJones
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pisano
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of potion
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

fresh fresh fresh canNed on 4/4, thanks shoelesssclownratmanguy. at first I found elevated to be a but syrupy, but enjoying it now. had it before. at first thought this was a bad batch. it is hard to tell, my tastes evolve over time. when I first had this beer I had never had any trillium or tree house, that stuff changes your opinion on the ipa style in general, but this still holds as a great beer. definitely on the danker and denser side of the spectrum but nice flavoring without unnecessary bitterness.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blaze5445
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can with a born on date of 3/2/16 and best by date of 5/31/16; into a pub glass.
Appearance - golden and clear; streams of bubbles that form a medium white soapy head. Lacing is phenomenal!
Smell - some sweet citrus fruit and floral notes.
Taste - aggressive hop flavors; I primarily pick up grapefruit and dandelion.
Feel - no doubt hop dominate; bitter and tangy, the palate is alive with this one!
Overall - I dig the pint can and the hop forwardness, however the overpowering IBU's masks the flavors a bit and the nose doesn't stack up.

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Photo of habaceeba
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep gold to pale amber in color and clear. A quarter inch of head settling to almost nothing with good lacing as it goes down.

Smell is predominantly resinous with minor citrus notes and a small bit of malt.

Taste is sweet malt mixed with citrus and a huge piney resinous lasting finish.

Mouthful is medium and smooth. Carbonation is about medium as well.

Not my favorite IPA by a long shot. The nose was a bit one noted and the taste imbalanced. All that being said, if you are a fan of the dankness, the pine and the resin this one is for you.

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Photo of Haze
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,415 ratings.
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