Three Legged Dog | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by amcmaho1 on 03-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of kyjaffa
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer is a deep amber, with an orange tinge to it. The head is a off white, and laces nicely. Pleasant to look at.

Scent: This beer doesn’t hide its hops. It is bold, while still maintaining earthy tones. A slight oak scent is detected next to the potent alcohol content.

Taste: The power behind this brew is clear. It is obviously an IPA, with a strong hop bite, but the temperature keeps it mild enough to be relatively sessionable. For a Triple IPA the alcohol is hidden nicely in strong hops and sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: This beer is dry. Don’t take that as an insult, however, because the hop demands a dry flavor. It is inviting and crisp, as well as easily palatable. a growler of this beer can be finished in a night easily.

Drinkability: The smoothness of this brew is exceptionable. When it comes to NM beer this ranks in the top 10, next to Marble and the beers they offer. It is easy to put down while still being a adventure for anyone who enjoys quality brews. \

Overall: This is abeer to have.If you stop by NM any time soon stop by La Cumbre to sample these great beers as they are fresh.

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Photo of amcmaho1
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing out of memory, the event in which this triple IPA was tapped was last night at La Cumbre Brewing co. and was benefiting the Animal Humane Society.

13oz. pour into a chalice

Appearance: The body of the beer is a deep orange/Crimson color. It poured with a nice frothy head, which stuck around for a while, and eventually laced quite nicely.

Smell: Wow! Big notes of citrusy and piney resinous hops, along with a very big malt backbone. There is some alcohol astringency on the nose, which is pretty much expected for the ABV%. Even though it's a "bigger" beer, it still has the balance and subtlety of other pale ales and IPA's which are brewed at La Cumbre.

Taste: Awesome hop bite! There is a really clean bitterness here, which is refreshing because so many imperial/double/triple IPA's have the tendency to get kind of sweet...not the case here! Instead, there is a really nice balance of clean hoppiness and malt sweetness converging somewhere on the more bitter side of the IIIPA spectrum. There is some booze in the taste as well, but it's by no means overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, and rather dry finishing. The body of this beer is certainly BIG, though there is still the balance which holds the whole thing together. There's no cloying sweetness or mouth wrecking bitterness, and although the beer is dry, that dryness is actually quite welcoming.

Drinkability: Certainly not everyone's beer with the 11%ABV and 120+ibu's, but it certainly had New Mexican beer geeks excited, and though this beer has only been brewed once, I feel that with the reception it received, it will hopefully become a somewhat more regular occurrence. For a newer brewery to really do their own thing and brew a Triple IPA which was basically unheard of here before, was so refreshing. I certainly feel fortunate to have been there for the triple IPA, and i look forward to the future, and their exploration into other bigger styles. Congratulations La Cumbre!! Cheers!

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Three Legged Dog from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.2 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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