La Roja Grande | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by lordofthewiens on 08-30-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery. Big meaty red ale, hoppy, malty, plenty warm. Perfect accompaniment with some food. Hope to see this beer fair well in the ratings, La Cumbre strikes again.

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Photo of largadeer
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from GHB. Thanks!

Dark crimson body topped by a tall eggshell colored head. Big nose on this stuff, loaded with sticky caramelized malts and resinous hops. There's a hint of onion to the nose as it warms, and plenty of malt but little sweetness. The palate instantly brings to mind Double Bastard, but this has a better hop character and less blatant booziness. There's a good bit of caramel malt flavor, but hops steal the show. Resinous, slightly citrusy and herbal, sharply bitter in the finish. The 8.7% is impressively well hidden; this stuff goes down easy for the strength.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one monster imperial red!

A very pretty cherry amber color with a thick white head that left a lot of lace.

The hops smack you in the face. Mostly herbal, a touch of citrus. Some sweet caramel malt.

At first sip you get the caramel, but the hops quickly take over. Lovely resinous, piney hops blasting away. A hint of grapefruit.

One hoppy beer. It tasted and felt so good.

Either I figure out how to get this beauty to Maine, or I'm going to have to move to Albuquerque.

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La Roja Grande from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
4.2 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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