Elevated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

Elevated IPAElevated IPA
BA SCORE
97.6%
Liked This Beer
4.35 w/ 1,441 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:
#356
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
1,441
Liked:
1,407
Avg:
4.35/5
pDev:
7.59%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
456
Gots:
213
Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.77/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VashonGuy
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Epopt
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Akeah
3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rypkr
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crownrl28
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radome
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3.7/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MikeWard
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
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%
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 -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review 9/16/17 on a can dated 7/4/17 (BB 10/4/17):
A copper-leaning amber with a big off-white head. Lacing is in large patches in striations across the glass.

Nose is a lightly toasty malt with a grassy note that seems to have a bit of a bite to it. I think it may be a little onion that melds with the grass and malt to create this.

The taste doesn't have nearly as strong a grass or bite. In fact, The lightly toasted malt joins the grass to produce a coconut hull sort of woodiness. There is a bit of grapefruit pith that also balances the malt, but the latter stands up well. The beer leans bitter almost the whole way, but isn't palate-wrecking. A little bit of citrus peaks at the end, but in a consistent, integrated manner.

Feel is moderate in heft, decent carbonation, and fairly pleasant on the palate.

I very enjoyable IPA with a distinct but not overpowering bitterness. I originally had taste a little higher and feel a little lower. This sitting I have adjusted them a notch in their appropriate direction. Definitely worth another revisit to hone in the numbers yet again.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - nice golden Amber clear colored beer with a white head that sticks reasonably well and leaves okay lacing
S - big dank notes- garlic onion ganja, the. Tropical fruits - peach, tangerine, papaya, passion fruit, also pine and grapefruit
T - again big dank notes, garlic, onion, ganja, then tropical fruits like peach, tangerine, papaya
M - light to medium mouthfeel, for some reason more alcohol than I usually get from this one, aftertaste is bitter grapefruit, some darkness
O - I think I need to revisit this on a different day. This beer is usually nothing short of amazing and this one isn't bad but it's giving me more of an astringent kind of bitterness that I haven't seen before from this beer. Will try again tomorrow... canned 8222016 drank 962016

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Photo of Blazer22
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97.6% out of 100 with 1,441 ratings
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