Elevated IPA | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Elevated IPAElevated IPA

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,491 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of raspy22
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This is the best IPA I've tried. Only recently discovered IPAs and loving the hoppy citrus flavour packed in abundance in the Elevated IPA

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

Photo of dbauer
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think this is a good DIPA. World-class seems to be a little high though. Maybe it's because it's a New Mexico beer and hasn't been criticized enough. That being said, this blows anything I've had from Wyoming out of the water. So being that it's New Mexico is pretty remote for most of us, I wouldn't pass this up if you're in the state. Pours a deep gold, almost maroon. A tiny bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and orange. Taste is the same. Feel is lightly carbonated. Overall good to very good.

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

Photo of TH28
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. 7/4/17 can date. Appearance: Deep golden orange, mostly clear with a light haze, and a moderate thick foam head and decent lacing. Aroma: Dank, resinous, grassy hop aroma dominates, with a touch of grapefruit pulp and toasted malt. Taste: Bready, caramel maltiness with a touch of toast turns spicy and grassy resin and a strong bitter finish with some grapefruit. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied for the style, with a moderate carbonation. Finish: Dry, sticky resinous bitterness remains on the tongue long after the swallow. Touch of toasted malt comes back retronasally. Overall: Well made take on a true traditional American IPA. Has the resinous grapefruit character against a strong malt base that brings the body and balance of a traditional AIPA as opposed to West Coast

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Photo of Trung
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wasatch for this one!

Poured from a can into a snifter. Beautiful looking beer in a West Coast IPA sense: crystal-clear golden-amber color with a pillowy white head. Piney nose with a mix of tangerine, some earthy notes, and some caramel. The taste followed closely; more clean, fruity and earthy bitterness with a slightly caramel but mainly bready malt backbone. Tangerine and grapefruit on the finish. Clean and dry on the finish. Extremely tasty "classic" American IPA.

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Photo of stephens101
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always excited to try the flagship IPA of a town's flagship brewery (I'm writing this review so I get to choose what is what)

Anticipation is high as I enter the brewery, completely disgruntled kids in tow..."Go out to the food truck and get some fries and shut yer' mouths. Dad's been driving all damn day and he deserves an IPA!"

Reddish orange in color with a tan froth that diminished quickly.

Herbal hops and caramel to the nose. Smells of a true classic.

A tsunami of grapefruit and pine with an undercurrent of caramel and a touch of alcohol spice results in a true old-school hop bomb. Attention to detail is noticed.

Medium in body and never boring. That is, despite the traditional qualities of this brew, you never feel like you've been here before.

Undeterred by the pressure from my jobless and overindulged minions to hurry up, I managed to enjoy every last drop of this excellent IPA.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of zimm421
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.36/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of kkarimi
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jera1350
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had a can of this at La Boca in Santa Fe. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with white head that left a nice ring lace down the glass. The scent had hints of citrus. The taste leaned slightly bitter with bitter grapefruit start then a mild finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a great beer.

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Photo of fryeguy52
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this into a nonic pint glass. I didn’t see any date anywhere, but my trader did say this is two weeks old. The appearance has a nice hazy golden color with a nice one finger white foamy head that ends up dieing after a minute. The lacing is extremely slight and stringy clinging right to the sides of the glass. The smell is dank nasty - whoah, I love it for the most part, where did this awesome stuff come from (New Mexico, haha, I love it uh....Heady and Pliny uh...I think you have a contender), There’s a nice allocation of spicy and bitter hops to slightly overcome the sweet maltiness that ends up trying to come out. The taste is mainly bitter but in a good way, as there’s nothing really telling me there’s any sweetness to it no matter how much I let it warm. The aftertaste is pure bitter and dank nasty (nasty in a spectacular way). The finish is somewhat dry. On the palate, it sits about a medium in body with a decent carbonation that goes well for the AIPA style that is fairly harsh but still adds enough to compensate for a decent harshness. Overall, in my opinion, this is an awesome AIPA that I would love to welcome again. However, because of where I live, I’m only able to get this through trade, no worries, I would love to have this again and possibly see if I could put this with its respected food.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,491 ratings