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:
1,422
Reviews:
220
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
212
For Trade:
12
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Photo of nut
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlegelq1
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is one of my very favorite beers. I only wish I could get it more often. to bad I live in WNY. if you can get some of this, get it!!

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Photo of stevoj
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at brewery. Don't be surprised by the faint nose, big hops follow. Deep golden color, soft creamy head, some streaky lacing. Silky smooth, almost syrupy body. Hops linger...for a while. Big hoppy IPA.

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Photo of Hudson2508
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Super clear copper colored brew with a white head that leaves moderate lacing. The aroma is weed, grapefruit and vanilla with a bit of earthiness. The taste is amazing. Malty sweet with grapefruit, tons of hops and the faint taste of vanilla in the background. Amazing beer and one I am glad to have been able to try.

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Photo of Bristopher89
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of angrybabboon
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Dustin for this can

Consumed 1/12/16

A: Burnt orange and copper, with some lighter orange tones around the edges - slight chill haze but mostly clear - pours with a medium sized, creamy, white head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a frothy, medium collar, leaves streaks and splotches of lacing

S: Dank - oily, resinous hops and straight-up weed - sharp citrus, with some orange and grapefruit zest, pith - spicy, leafy, herbal, and earthy aromas, with even more weed - also mint - some tropical aromas with minimal sweetness, mostly pineapple - some pale grains at the base, dry crackers, hints of caramel malt

T: Exceptionally bitter, and I do not mean that as an insult - spicy, leafy, herbal, flowery, straight-up hop cones - resinous and oily - pine needles - citrus, with some orange zest, grapefruit peel, grapefruit pith, maybe even a touch of lemon - hints of dry onion - mint - extremely bitter, the 100 IBU label is not a joke as this is more bitter than most DIPAs - crushed aspirin - minimal sweetness, just a touch of caramel malts - crackers - clean and highly attenuated, very dry

M: Medium body, more crisp than smooth, medium carbonation, lightly oily but extraordinarily dry

O: Get Elevated

This is my first taste of La Cumbre, and it is indeed memorable. It smells dank, punches you in the face with bitterness, yet is as dry as a desert. It's an interesting take on an IPA. It has absolutely no balance, but it isn't supposed to; it is a hop bomb as promised. This is worth a trade.

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

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

Photo of BreakingBrew
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber pour with medium head.

The taste is what I have become accustomed to with anything La Cumbre: dank and very bitter hops. There is plenty of malt on the backbone but not enough to overcome the bitterness.

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Photo of brewjoel
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Moose90
3.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, somewhat sloppily printed on the bottom edge of the can is two lines of text —
00/10/14/15
BBO 1/12/16
Finally opened and tasted on 1/6/16

A — Lemony tinged orange hue. An ample bubbly ivory / bone colored head forms on top of the beer. Great clarity. Lacing is among the best that I have ever seen.

S — Smell is loaded with lemon rind, overall it is dominated by a strongly malt forward presence of toasted bread and cracker crumb. There is some earthy pine character as well as a resinous and lightly tangy citrus profile. Malt forward.

T — Chewy, pithy, resinous, bitter and astringent notes about. Floral and chewy hop flowers. Earthy, biter, aggressive. No malt balance. Assertively hoppy and pithy. Earthy, piney.

M — Nice prickly carbonation, bubbly. Smooth overall, inviting.

O — Nice overall, very earthy and herbaceous, piney and resinous. Lacks balance and sweetness.

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Photo of ZexyDestroyer
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Substantial orange color here, off white head. Aroma was dank simcoe, citra, warrior, who knows, but thats what it came off as.

Taste is yummy, pine and tropical fruit. Strong abv, hearty ipa here. Real danky. Lots of bitterness. This is right up to the line of when it becomes an imperial ipa.

But a very good beer, top tier stuff.

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Photo of eschlue
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of jvillefan
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. I would give the slight edge to this over project dank. Not overly bitter but there is a decent hop presence. Worth trying at least once.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent beer. Taste has a strong malt presence; lots of caramel and biscuit, yet the hops stand up to it, along with the malt flavors there are plenty of fruity notes, no bitterness. Very impressive ipa

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pleasing golden honeycomb and slight rust hues with a minimal half inch or so of head
S: A bit of dankness with limones and grapefruit coming through
T: Beautiful hop profile with a wallop of bitterness underpinned by a dry crackery malt finish
F: Smooth with moderate carbonation and pleasant mouthfeel
O: After drinking a lot of citrus bomb low-malt NE IPAs lately this was a refreshing break. The hop bitterness that initially drew me to IPAs really shines here. Overall this is a very drinkable and well hopped IPA.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,422 ratings.
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