Elevated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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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 ChuckTom
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VashonGuy
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

La Cumbre brings the hops with this one. Maltiness paired with a little bitter and a lot of floral hops, awesome nose and some meat to the body, a little darker than I prefer but still well worth the purchase.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brandonwnw
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stewartcp
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Akeah
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of crownrl28
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radome
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 pint can.

L - Golden in color and perfectly clear. Off white head is fluffy, tall, and persistent.

S - Strong, grapefruity hops. Just a bit of grainy malt in the background.

T - Super strong hops flavors of grass, pine and grapefruit dominate; they come across as somewhat harsh. Behind the hops are bready, slightly sweet malt. Clean; no yeast caharacter.

F - Medium body. Strong, prickly carbonation. Moderate alcohol burn. Hops bitterness is a punch in the face.

O - This is a good IPA but I find it a bit harsh in the hops flavors.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NorCalYeti
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. best by 10/31/16, so just under the wire here. surprise addition to a haul bought back to pa by b-i-l Brian and nephew josh. thanks guys!

nice clear dk yellow body. small white head which dissipates to a ring and covering, but still leaves excellent lacing.

aroma is muted, perhaps due to age. but its a clean fruity aroma.

good malt presence, hops mix in nicely, well balanced, likely a newer brew would be more of a hop assault, but this is still a good one.

Above medium on the mouth. slightly bitter on the finish.

good solid drinkable ipa, though the 7.2 makes it one to be respected. Glad i got to try this one.

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Photo of obrike
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A friend brought this back for me after a trip to New Mexico. A very kind gesture I must say.

Pours a light, golden orange...mostly clear with a fairly small white head. Very good lacing though.

Tasty scents of dank, resinous hops, pine, orange and grapefruit.

Taste follows perfectly with grapefruit and pine. Coats the tongue with resiny hop goodness. Uber-soft carbonation, finishing with moderate bitterness and a hint of alcohol warmth. Goes down like buttah! Love the mouth-feel on this one.

This is a top notch IPA. Hope it gets distributed to Texas.

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

Photo of coz
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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