Elevation Beer Co.

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Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
Imperial IPA
4.15 | pDev: 8.19%
May 13, 2020
Jul 29, 2013
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Reviewed by tsfinn23 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%
750 ml bottle, 2014 2nd Anniversary. Pours slightly hazy copper with a medium creamy white head that retains well. The aroma is a nice citrus. The flavor follows the nose with sweet citrus with a follow-up piney hops. A nice sweetness to it and the beer has nice carbonation which adds a nice mouthfeel. I would drink a lot of this if I could get my hands on it regularly.
Oct 02, 2014
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Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 13, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by LeeryLeprechaun from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A warm orange color, great clarity, nice white head, easily brought back to life.

Aroma is a mixture of piney and citrusy hops, some grapefruit notes, great aromatics, no fermentation off flavors or malt aromas.

Great level of carbonation with a solid mouth feel and medium body.

Malt backbone supports the bitter finish.
Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by akolb from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery. Pours a murky amber. Aroma has sweet caramel, dank hops, pine. Huge hops in the taste: grapefruit, mango, pine. Bitter, astringent finish. A very good DIPA.
Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by kkarimi from Texas

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by tommy5 from Michigan

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by keng1343 from Colorado

Dec 19, 2016
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a single from Craft Beer hop stop and Late July for $2.99. Bottle Date May 19th 2016. Beer poured golden with a nice white head on the initial pour and has some pretty good Hang Time. Nose is tropical and citrusy, very nice! Taste is of peaches, mango, and some grapefruit and a very light hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied very smooth. Overall I was quite impressed with this beer. Definitely would do this one again!
Oct 12, 2016
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Reviewed by allforbetterbeer from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bought in Denver as a single. Bottled 03/01/2016 and opened 03/29/2016.

Lightly hazy copper tinged gold with minimal head from a soft pour. A swirl brings back a thin compact layer of off white foam.

Aroma is sharp, herbal, and zesty. Like mashed-up late summer Colorado prairie weeds, flowers, and sage. A little pine sap and seasoning salt.

The hops in the flavor (and there are LOTS of them) follow the nose taking a more herbal, spicy, grassy avenue than citrus or evergreen. There is a nice resinous quality to the flavor, lasting all the way to the last instant the beer is in the mouth. This all out focus on hop power is a classic DIPA quality and is done well. Malt is way way in the back seat, which isn't how I like my regular "drinking" IPAs, but what I expect from a beer brazenly labeled double IPA. Solid and well done flavor.

The mouthfeel has some nice weight in terms of pure "hop nectar" quality, but isn't syrupy. Carbonation seems to be average.

Conclusion: I much prefer DIPAs which focus more on evergreen or citrus flavored hops, but this one takes a different track and does it wonderfully. This is a good beer, and my personal preference in hop varietals doesn't affect my score based on the skill with which this beer was constructed. I love Colorado beer.
Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by TheStatman from Colorado

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by Roybert from Texas

Oct 27, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by LuckyJohn from Colorado

Oct 04, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Sep 16, 2015
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Reviewed by VashonGuy from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle into a tulip. Botttled 6-3-15. I'm delighted to see a big DIPA like this in a 12 ounce bottle, the perfect serving size, and much more useful than the 750 ml that was previously the only bottled version of this beer.

Golden orange with some head. Nice appearance, not remarkable. The aroma is citrus hoppy. The taste is the big deal here ... a nice mix of citrus flavors, a little sweetness (not much) and maltiness, and a moderate amount of bitterness. The hop flavors are varied, and quite interesting. It's a beer that benefits a lot from warming - I waited a while after taking it from the fridge, but it was still better 15 minutes after I began drinking it.

Overall, this is one of the better DIPAs I've had ... not quite in Pliny territory, but very very good.
Sep 15, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by Braz from Washington

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by twelveinches from Washington

Aug 01, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by mychalg9 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit with hints of piney hops, light stone fruit, light bready malt. Flavor is light sweet mildly caramel malt, amazing mixture of tropical, berry and light stone fruit. Not very intensely hoppy until the finish when a slowly developing hop bitterness reveals resinous piney and mildly citrus hop flavors. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. An very flavorful imperial IPA with the most complex, but well balanced fruit component I can remember. Deceptively subtly hopped at first, but reveals an appropriate resinous hoppiness in the finish that surprisingly shows off some nice herbal hop flavors. An enjoyable flavor progression and interesting flavor caused this one to rapidly grow on me as I drank it. Nicely done and different.
Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by Skagnetti from Colorado

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4.51 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by Skellbop from New York

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by Gerred from Missouri

May 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

May 26, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by Jon4than from Texas

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Feb 24, 2015
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Reviewed by MattSweatshirt from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange body with some soapy white head that leaves some stick.
Apricot, peach, orange and grapefruit. Really hoppy and not really getting much malt outside of sweetness.
Really nice coating mouthfeel. Definitely bitter but well balanced
Medium body, carbonation, and bitterness.
Dec 18, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by gradergator from Ohio

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4.1 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Nov 28, 2014
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