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
Ratings:
1,430
Reviews:
222
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
Wants:
457
Gots:
214
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 1,430 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of williamphelps
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Steady head that was very slow to dissipate. Beautiful amber, brown color. Aroma of intense pine needles, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, alcohol, malt, grass. Palate follows with deep, intense bitter hop that only grows as you pay attention to it, candied pineapple, mango, yellow apple, lemon, lime, white flower, very complex with thick, decadent almost syrupy body. Pros complex, intense, boozy but not very noticeable. Cons not super refreshing because of intensity, thick tongue coating texture, 100IBU can be a con to some. 95/100

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Photo of ProperGlassesNeeded
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Never expected to find a near perfect (IMO) IPA driving around New Mexico. The fresher the find, the better the hops,
which is standard. And yes it helps that it is a regularly priced beer. Grab a 4 pk of this and enjoy your Santa Fe sunset.

Just so well balanced. Hoppy, malty, resin on point, hint of fruit. Nice orange color.

Elevated IPA gets you elevated, and it's brewing techniques above the rest. La Cumbre for the win

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Photo of ntanner83
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikefernandez
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soze47
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty in the glass with great lacing. Orange marmalade smell promises a decent amount of sweetness. Great resinous hop bite cuts through a quite sweet, honey malt tastes. The flavors melding are great - really potent hopes tempered in the perfect ways to bring out citrus zest and juice. Plesant linger. Really great ipa

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 01/23/2017. Enjoyed on 03/31/2017.

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

Photo of phatsmackey
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neilruby
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose: floral with a touch of citrus that comes through at the end of a good long waft. Makes me feel like I should be drinking it in the queen of England's garden without a cloud in the sky and it's 78 out...for some reason, the beach is involved as well.

Taste: reminiscent of licking a clean rock in the Himalayan mountains that has a light frost on it after chewing a single strand of grass that has never experienced humanity before.

Look: I drank it straight out of a tall boy. The art is cool and there's some funniness to it too.

Feel: really light and soft. Doesn't linger in a way that feels noncommittal but like that chick you don't want to commit to you anyway because she's fun but completely nutts.

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Photo of tgf17
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Photo of Angerhaus
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of The_Epopt
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brandonwnw
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Akeah
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Elevated IPA from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,430 ratings.
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