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Elevation - E3 - Triple IPAElevation - E3 - Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple India Pale Ale.

IBUs: 100

Added by Ratman197 on 01-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
167
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
22.56%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Natec1000
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Renegade is pretty new to the Denver Beer scene. Great taproom and nice people! Decent beers, but nothing groundbreaking. I've watched this company grow as it started off on a totally different marketing platform under "Journey Brewing" then right before they opened it seems like someone shook them up and told them they needed to steal a few pages from Stone Brewing co circa 1998 and act like rebels/badasses and it really comes off unoriginal and out of place. Their marketing is cringe worthy while making fun of "yellow fizz drinkers" and "do the do's or dont do the do's", and on this lovely can it reads "offensively delicious" and "here's to the renegades".. it'll give you douchechills so badly you'll want to brownbag every beer you get from them. All of that aside, I love this beer! When I have a craving for big hops (and wanting to support a local brewery) I'll look past all of that and slap down my hard earned dough on this well balanced hop bomb. Hits hard on all fronts and is by far the best thing to come out of that brewery to date.

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Photo of Pahn
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well damn if this isn't an underrated beer!

12oz can into Captain Lawrence tulip. Big thanks to BA morningthief for picking this up for me in Denver.

Appearance: Opaque brown orange. 1.5 inch frothy white head that lasts and leaves a wall of lacing. Looks like something out of a cauldron, and good.

Smell: Hefty dose of yet-to-be-boiled pale malt, along with sweet candy and crystal malt and an undercurrent of dank and grapefruity Summit hops.

The taste tells that this is a seriously hopped beer, but it's not very apparent in the nose. That said, the smell is sort of like baking cookies in the grain section of the homebrew shop. This is a good thing. Some chewy, citrusy and pineapple fruitiness as well.

Taste: Not since fresh original-recipe Oskar Blues GUBNA have I tasted the full force of Summit hops: tastes like a mix of marijuana and green onion. However, in this beer it's balanced by caramel malt to give it a strawberry and caramel flavor.

Those 3 flavors don't sound very good together do they? Well, they are. This is a *great* triple IPA, like a better thought out Devil Dancer (or a better thought out GUBNA). Subtle bitterness, amazingly well hidden ABV, unrestrained Summit hops delivered in a way that makes sense.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Sort of hop oily thick and slightly creamy. Mild dryness but I don't really miss it. Works perfectly with the flavor.

Overall: Very impressed with this beer. It's like a barleywine-ized Green Flash DIPA with more focused Summit hops and a more pleasing grain bill.

My friend tells me the locals drink a lot of this beer. They have it good in Colorado.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of the most unique and delicious india pale ales ive ever enjoyed. pours a murky golden color with a fairly small white head. very unassuming appearance. smell changes everything, huge fresh hop aroma, very complex. it smells a little fruity and on the lighter side of bitterness. aromas of cut grass, green apple, and lemon myrtle are all present. flavor is huge too, so much interesting light hops, not dissimilar to the sorachi ace hop profile with that delicate sort of fruity thing happening. a mediumm pale malt body rounds it out. the alcohol is well disguised and the mouthfeel is perfect for this beer. not over carbonated, and drinkable for a beer of this magnitude. i was very very impressed with this one.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The name of the beer has apparently changed from "Elevation" to "Endpoint", otherwise this appears to be same beer and logo on can...

Pale auburn pour with coppery hue/thick white foam/good lacing and carbonation.
Grapefruit and lemongrass hop aromas.
Grapefruit hop and caramel malt flavors - good juicy bitter linger.
Medium light mouthfeel with a little hop stickiness.
Excellent balance between hop bittering and malt foundation/boozy bite on the finish is a plus.

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Photo of minterro
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on site at their "Publik House" took a few notes on my phone.

Smell: Pungent dank and piney hops.

Appearance: translucent hazy yellow colored beer with a large white head.

Taste: Lots of citrus, floral, and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: High side of medium bodied and high side of medium carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall: Very easy to drink for a 11% beer. Was very happy about the outcome of this beer. Very well balanced and put together. Look forward to trying more from this brewery.

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Photo of Domingo
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I honestly had some apprehension about this beer. I’m not a huge hophead, and the only other Summit-only beer I’ve had (OB’s Gubna) I really don’t care for.
That said, I was told that this beer was wonderful…and I can’t disagree.
Rich golden color with a foam layer that doesn’t dissipate. Served in a goblet, it managed to coat the walls admirably for something of this strength.
The flavor profile really keeps up with some of the best DIPA’s around. No oniony/dank nonsense either. Just a nice mix of fruits (pineapple, mango, peaches), a little bit of pine, and a malt body that provides just enough sweetness to let the hops shine and show off. At more than 11% ABV, there’s a hint of potency, but no fire.
I tend to lose my taste for hoppy beers after about 2/3 of a glass and I really think I could probably drink 2 or 3 goblets of this. I can also say that about a few “elite” hoppy beers like Pliny, Maharaja, Myrcenary, etc. so this beer is in good company.
I didn’t really see this coming, but this is truly an elite DIPA. Cheers to Renegade as they’ve really found their footing lately.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade Publik House. Poured into a tulip.
Appearance - goldish/orange with thick, creamy white head; which I wasn't expecting with a DIPA. Leaves nice amounts of lace!
Smell - nice floral hops. Pleasing!
Taste - easy drinking 11% ABV brew!
Feel - solid DIPA, with balanced hop presence!
Overall - a bit pricey, but available in cans which is a plus.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

E3 is a very hazy yellow-orange color and semi-opaque because of all of the hop pollen. It has a thin layer of white head and leaves nice lacing as it settles.

Aroma is very hoppy but maybe not triple IPA hoppy. Nice grapefruit and other citrus along with that signature simcoe character.

Flavor is sweet up front leading to massive hop flavor and a big hit of bitterness. Again, maybe not triple IPA hoppy but, then again, maybe it's just a bit better balanced than I expected. It has a huge malt bill that lends sweetness and body and also helps to mellow out the bushels of hops that were likely used.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carbonation level which works well with the high alcohol. Definately a song beer but never hot.

Overall an impressive large IPA. To what degree may be a matter of opinion.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the bicycle cafe in Denver. Served in a 10oz goblet the beer arrives a clear but slightly hazy orange amber color with a small 1 finger white bubbly head. Good retention, some lacing. The nose is a powerful mix of candied fruit, oranges, tangerine, grapefruit with some earthy pine in the hops as well as a detectable crystal malt body. Smells like a liquid jolly rancher, you can almost taste the sweetness. Similarly the flavor starts with an explosion of fruity sweetness from the hops and malt on the tongue. The sweetness mellows but never fully dissipates. Huge hops character as found in the nose. Sweet. Medium bitterness. Finishes with a nice lingering bitter and sweetness. Full bodied and chewy. Smooth and fairly dry. Good carbonation. Overall, it was my first "triple" IPA as far as I know. I found it to be fairly well balanced aside from the monstrous sweetness. Enjoyable though. Seriously tastes like candy.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can. Not dated, but it's brewed 5 blocks from my place.

A: Hazy, straw body when held up in the light. Gorgeous white head with plenty of retention and lacing.

S: Armpit full of hops, earthy, oranges, alcohol. The aroma is fantastic.

T: Summit hop flavors without being too bitter. Nice malt backbone at the end. The alcohol is noticeable.

M: Creamy, a little sticky. For such a high ABV, this one is really nice.

O: Solid local beer. Need to enjoy fresh.

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Photo of katan
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint

A - Pours a hazy golden brown color. Strong pearly white head formation, sticks around for a long time.

S - Strong hop nose, mostly citrus with a backdrop of pine. Really smooth, well integrated.

T - Starts off with a little citrus hoppiness, almost sweet, but then a huge bitterness flies in and blows up the taste buds. More resin, pine in the middle. Finishes with a bitter edgy bite.

M - Full bodied, creamy carbonation. Really sugary and oily texture, sticky. A big beer all around. The ABV is well hidden in the mouthfeel.

O/D - A bit filling, certainly trying to define the 3IPA style. ABV is tough to deal with. A good beer all around, and the price point is awesome to boot. Although I don't think it will be that way for long. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mactrail
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A lovely frothy pour with amber brew and plenty of white foam in the chalice. Tangy but not overly acidic. The prickly carbonation goes well with the heat and the hops. Vast aromas

This has a rare but tasty balance of hot alcohol and massive hop flavors. It's fuming with hop aromatics. Plenty of residual sugar but not too sticky. The bitterness is insistent but not overdone, considering the truckloads of hops that must have gone into this. Just a whiff of butterscotch. Fruity like a Tripel, with pineapple and tart apple flavors, though it shades into something like a mango liqueur with all the malt.

This is one of my favorite high alcohol hop bombs. I find it way more sippable and pleasing than lots of DIPAs. From the 12 oz can purchased at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a hazy, orange-ish golden yellow hue (vague enough?) with a white, sticky head that leaves ringlets of lacing plastered about the walls of the pint glass.

The aroma offers mangos, pineapples, sweet citrus. Smells sweet and hoppy.

No surprise here. Sticky, sweet, and loaded with pineapple, mango, and melon flavors. Alcohol presence is certainly noticeable. This is pretty tasty, but probably best suited for slow sipping.

Full bodied and creamy with warming alcohol.

A solid beer. While not among my favorite DIPAs, I did find this one enjoyable and a nice departure from the norm.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very white and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an opaque orange with brown notes. A lot of lacing is left after drinking some. The smell has orange notes and grapefruit hop notes with a toasty malt smell. The smell also has a slight sweet note to it but is pretty faint and overwhelmed by the other notes. The taste has similar notes to the smell but the grapefruit hop notes are much stronger as are the toasty and grainy malt notes. The beer is heavy bodied and thick with biting carbonation. A fantastic underrated beer and worth bringing back home if you can.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade in Denver, CO. Poured into a taster glass, 3oz, today 1/18/2014.

Beautiful amber-yellow body, clear as the Colorado skies today. Comes with a 1cm white head, drops quickly but leaves behind lots of lacing. Beautiful beer to be honest, of any style.

Smells very citrusy with a lot of toffee, honey and some bread. This is a well balanced nose, though I would prefer more citrus to unbalance it a little for the style.

Flavor wise, it actually works. Hoppy citrus flavors evoking grapefruit and lemons, balanced out nicely by the sweet breadiness and a small alcohol burn as you'd expect from a 11.2% beer. Well done.

Thinner to medium body, a little watery but not so much that you can't enjoy the brew. Fairly darn bitter aftertaste of a crapton of pine resin, very resinous as well.

It's not saying much but this is a lot better of a TIPA than Devil Dancer. I like the citrus forward flavors that are balanced out by a ton of malt sweetness. Nicely done and if I crushed TIPAs on a regular basis this would be in my rotation.

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Photo of j-rod18
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great rich coloring. Floral hoppy smell. Unfortunately didn't pack the punch I was hoping for. Little watered down. Smooth. Still pretty good though. Would drink as a pint, not order a growler.

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Photo of RudnicsMEB
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

E3 has an oustanding golden-orange color. It almost seems illuminated. It is not clear, yet is not too cloudy. A nice orange haze. Poured into a tulip glass from one of the 4-pack cans, it delivers a very nice, creamy IPA head that hangs around for a while. The brew seems perfectly carbonated. It is inviting.

E3 gives off a very citrusy nose with other tropical fruit aromas. It smells fairly sweet and not as hoppy as expected. The hop aroma is very citrusy and floral.

After smelling this brew, the expectations of taste change. This beer has a great bite immediately yet settles nicely and quickly. It is definitely a ctirusy, hoppy IPA. Yet, it is very balanced and suprisingly smooth for being 11% ABV.

The moutfeel from the E3 is balanced and alive. It is incredibly smooth for the amount of hops used and alcohol content achieved. I will definitely enjoy the E3 again.

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Photo of Ratman197
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade Poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscut, earthiness,skunk bud, pine and light tropical fruit. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, citrus and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Renegade. I mostly ordered this just to see how it stacks up to Alpine Exponential Hoppiness even though I knew it wouldn't hold a candle. I must say that while Alpine has nothing to worry about this was surprisingly good. I thought I was tasting Columbus hops and was surprised to learn it was Summit which I normally find disgusting. This was extremely hoppy and thick so I was glad I only had a 3oz taster. Still, worthwhile and recommended for all hopheads.

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Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

pours murky and clouded, leaves respectable low sheeting.

oily hop nose

Hoppy but not overly bitter, soft and ripe fruit notes..tasty and dangerously drinkable at over 11%

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some burnt orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit along with moderate aromas of sweet malts with notes of caramel + honey.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet malts with notes of caramel + honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and citrus/grapefruit along with some lighter flavors of honeydew melon. Light amounts of bitterness balance out the sweetness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light notes of alcohol warming in finish.

O: First off, thanks to my brother-in-law for grabbing me one of these when he was in Denver...it was a nice surprise. I enjoyed this beer though it was a little more on the sweet side than I prefer my DIPAs but it has some really great hop aromas and flavors.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Massive fluffy white head on top of a orange crisp looking body.

Pine, nutty, mango, peppery, and bready.

Thick, lots of pine, medium burn hidden well by an abnormality of hops, up front fast moving sweetness with a nice strong lingering bitterness that's near overwhelming, chewy, complex, mid-low carbonation with nice attentiveness,

This is by maiden voyage with Renegade Brewing, it was a nice voyage at that... Worth every penny @ 4/12oz. Highly recommended. Great with spicy food.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can.

Pours hazy gold with barely a trace of carbonation. A stretch-pour barely kicked up a trace of bubbles.

Aromatics lead off dank and weedy. Undertones of honey and citrus, but this beer is a pure dank-tank.

On the thicker side of medium bodied with a slick, syrupy mouthfeel.

Sweet malt with pine resin and some bitterness that attempts to balance start the palate. The hopping is pretty one-dimensional and never really gets out of the way of the malt sweetness.

Finishes with lingering sweet malt and bitter pine.

I love a good attempt into the arena of triple IPAs but this ones just too sweet and the carbonation is too low.

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Photo of derek022890
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Amber, with a fairly thick creamy head, nice lacing
S: Smells of piney hops and a hint of booze
T: Tastes much like it smells with a piney notes and a bite of booze on the back of the tongue
F: Big body for an IPA and a sticky feeling in the mouth
O: I think its a great beer and one of the better IPA's that I have had, I see it as an end of the week want to relax on a Friday evening and get a little buzz from a great tasting beer.

This is the first review I have done and hopefully it helps someone else out in their beer search.

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Photo of Extol
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - hazy darkish copper color, nice retention. Smell - fruity honestly, mild hop smell. Taste - actually doesn't follow the nose at all. I get a lot of hops and some malt on the back end. Very interesting. Overall - interesting beer, glad I just blindly snagged it while in CO. Would like to try on tap. Girlfriend has not tried but I bet she'll say it tastes like dirt.

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