Elevated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

Elevated IPAElevated IPA
BA SCORE
4.35/5
1,449 Ratings
Elevated IPAElevated IPA
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:
#382
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
1,449
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
456
Gots:
216
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,449 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of liquorpig
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mayhewbc
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaximus
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Date of 7/24

L- Dare orange, almost amber. Big white, frothy head.

S- Piney. Sweet malt. Apple?

T- Very piney and somewhat dry. Nice full bitterness that lingers throughout. Decent malt backbone but this one is definitely hop forward. If I didn't know I would have thought this was a IIPA.

F- Moderate for the style. Nice carb. Finished crip and a little dry.

O- Very solid IPA and I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to enjoy.

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Photo of tamingthebrett
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a tulip, canned 7/6/15

A- pours a clear golden-amber color with a two-finger foamy and sudsy white head that retains for a while, eventually settling to leave some nice lacing behind

S- fresh leafy hops burst out of the glass, followed by notes of tropical & citrus, including mango, papaya, grapefruit, tangerine and peach. Even picking up some fresh mint leaf and cut grass. Malt is hard to find in the aroma, allowing the hops to shine

T- lots of fresh cut grass up front, followed by plenty of tropical hop flavors with an emphasis on orange peel, passionfruit & mango. Some dank resin kicks in, providing a bit of pine that continues into the finish. Ever-so-slight sweet malty linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, amazing drinkability

O- this one lived up to the hype, one of the top five 'single' IPA's that I've had. Dank and easy to drink

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Photo of Resuin
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Bright orange amber with very slight haze, finger white head dissipates with a little lace. Big aroma of dark fruit and pine. The taste punches you in the mouth with lots of piney hops and sweet malt, but the hops win turning into an earthy grassy finish. Hops/bite linger maybe a little too long. Medium slick mouthfeel, high carbonation. Overall very good DIPA if looking for big piney hops.

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Photo of steve8robin
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LGB362
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bufante
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidanastas
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakea
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kash2112
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of NolanWilliamson
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vicinandp
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best thing in New Mexico. My only complaint is that I only bought a four pack while I was there. Just a great fruity and hoppy IPA. Super fresh and minimal hoppy dryness and bitterness.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Just wow! That good! Get some!

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Photo of Billy_Bars
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Reno9
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gopens44
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

This is hard to review objectively, since this IPA has ruined me for most other IPAs out there - at least ones that are carbonated to this level. Part of the bite that people attribute to being "too hoppy" is due to that aggressive carbonation. But it's a great, big, west-coast style IPA done by a brewery that can do almost no wrong (ok, that state fair cream ale, bleh...but probably the style of beer that is the problem for me). Heady. Dank, awesome, and refreshing. Can have one easily. Two, I start seeing things. Three, meet your best friend, a unicorn.

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Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,449 ratings
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