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:
#378
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
1,468
pDev:
7.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of OsoRojo
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trevorthrift
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of victorj2002
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WDJersey
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timontheroad
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark copper color. Nice two finger head after an aggressive pour. So-so lacing. Big huge citrus and piney aromas. Flavor has a lot of orange peel with a bit of bitterness and just a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation, somewhat of an oily mouthfeel. This is one of the better IPAs available, glad that La Cumbre is now in distribution to the Front Range.

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Photo of raynmoon
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear, golden/ orange color. Tiny head barely sticking around to the sides of the glass. Some alcohol legs.

Smells great. Big juicy oranges, citrus fruit. Orange zest/ pith coming through. A nice amount of resinous/ herbaceous character to balance it out. Awesome. It's astringent and pungent. Reminds me of Boneyard.

Taste not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. Much drier on the palate. I get that big earthy, dank (I hate saying that) quality coming through, with a nice bready-malt character keeping it in check. Really nice.

It's almost too dry and bitter for my taste. The carbonation seems to kick in right as you sip and pronounces the bitterness.

Overall a really solid offering. A little different than usual. I'd just prefer some more sweetness to balance out the dryness of the beer.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A very nice copper orange color that pours a frothy white head that slowly dissipates. Nice white fingers of lacing around the glass.

S: Orange, tangerine, some other citrus flavors and pine and resin.

T: Piney with. Nice bitterness, not as bitter as you would expect from a 100 ibis but still nice. Has some touches of citrus and some nice bready malt to balance out a little bit.

F: Pretty thick body, the bitterness does coat your mouth.

O: A fantastic IPA and I am glad it is finally in Colorado!

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Photo of DahWag
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorthSideSean
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very big tasting IPA. Poured from a can into a pint glass., clear yellow gold. Very fragrant with a nice citrus smell. Taste is a old citrus with grapefruit, orange and tangerine flavors. A crisp feel with a bit of a spicy aftertaste. Very nice.

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Photo of Docrock
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: beautifully bright, amber-honey colored with a 1/4-quarter finger light tan head.

Aroma: hops! Light pine and pineapple with sweet bready malt.

Flavor: a hop assault. Lots of hops but no standout hop flavors (tropical fruit, melon, etc.). This beer is like sucking on a hop straight from the bine. Light alcohol is detectable but there is no alcoholic heat.

Mouthfeel: medium. Spot on.

Overall: a damn enjoyable beer. One better than a lot of the highly sought after NE IPAs. I drank this beer side by side with Sip Of Sunshine, and I thought Elevated was better.

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Photo of 4truth
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbgratz
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nut
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlegelq1
5/5  rDev +14.9%
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 -0.7%
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 +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,468 ratings
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