Full Nelson | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

Full NelsonFull Nelson
BA SCORE
4.34/5
123 Ratings
Full NelsonFull Nelson
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.74%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 01-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,151
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
123
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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2.36/5  rDev -45.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive orangey golden brew with an enthusiastic foam in the Troubadour tulip. Vast aroma of oranges, hot mango, cat pee, and fermenting pineapple. Sharp and acidic with hop oils, which seems to go along with the sweet malt bomb flavor.

This is actually kind of an insane overdose of an otherwise delicious hop. It seems more coarse and brutal than it ought to be. I agree with BucannonXC5 that a modest bittering hop followed by later hopping with the Nelson would be the way to go. Big flavor, though, and a tasty brew to sip.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Susan's Fine Wine & Spirits in Santa Fe.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: a beautiful honey color. Bright with a 1 finger off-white head, which fades quickly for the style.

Aroma: sweet malt with the hops in the background, but the malt dominates the aroma. The aroma is akin to a sweet roll.

Flavor: sweet malt and then come the hops. The hops, though, seem low for a 2X IPA. There are few layers or dimensions to this beer. The finish is all malt.

Mouthfeel: medium - as expected for this style.

Overall: meh. La Cumbre makes great IPAs in Elevated and Project Dank, but Full Nelson is nowhere close to being in the same league. This beer was disappointing after trying their other IPAs. Skip this beer entirely and opt for Elevated or Project Dank. This beer is a complete non-event.

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3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Veeblefetzer
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Picked up a 22 oz. bottle from The Quarters.

This thing is a hop bomb, pure and simple.

Pours a deep, burnished gold color with a moderate white head. The aroma is strong grapefruit.

Excellent mouth feel. Very strong hop taste hits first; you can taste grapefruit, maybe some lemon, but the hop bitterness is almost overwhelming. I could not taste any malt elements in the brew. Slightly astringent on the finish.

I'm not a big fan of hop bombs, but I'd drink this again. I'd be interested to find it on tap at the La Cumbre pub.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3 week old bottle. Sweet malt backbone. Pine, citrus rind, grape skin, grapefruit juice and pith. Big bitterness. Extremely dry finish. Medium bodied. It's ok.

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Full Nelson from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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