Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Elevated IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BerlinBomber, Jan 12, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BerlinBomber

    BerlinBomber Nov 19, 2011 Connecticut

    Drinking this right now and like it quite a bit - wondered what people think of this?
     
  2. jbarra101

    jbarra101 Aug 11, 2012 Texas

    I could only agree with you, personally think it's one of the most under rated ipa's.
     
  3. peteinSD

    peteinSD Apr 25, 2010 California

    This beer is world class.
     
    claaark13 likes this.
  4. 05Harley

    05Harley Feb 8, 2008 New Hampshire

    I really dug this one too which was a surprise to me coming out of New Mexico. As soon as I finish this Mean Old Tom I'll dig one out and enjoy one with ya.

    Cheers!
     
  5. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    It's drinkability is really high. I got my half case a week ago and have 1 left. Mind you I have been drinking this with heady topper.

    Would def order more again but probably not for awhile because it was a hassle getting it from my old roommates in Rhode Island because Beerjober does not ship to ma.

    Def worth seeking out though for a well balanced single ipa
     
  6. injuredreserve

    injuredreserve Apr 18, 2010 Louisiana

  7. BerlinBomber

    BerlinBomber Nov 19, 2011 Connecticut

    Got it from Beerjober as well - only ordered a 4 pack - pricey and took 2 weeks to get to me in CT, but was worth the wait
     
  8. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    The cost went down a good bit as the 4pks increased that's why I ordered 3.
     
  9. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I Love it, and you shouldn't be surprised it's coming from New Mexico as they have one of the most underrated scenes in the country. La Cumbre's other beers are awesome, too.
     
    vurt likes this.
  10. 05Harley

    05Harley Feb 8, 2008 New Hampshire

    Agreed...
    I've had the IPA from Marble Brewery which I enjoyed as well. Unfortunately in my neck of the woods the exposure of these breweries isn't easily accessible.

    Cheers!
     
    hopfenunmaltz and miketd like this.
  11. fatbeats18

    fatbeats18 Feb 22, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    My go to session beer. I love it.
     
  12. beerserks

    beerserks Oct 19, 2010 Texas

    Do you get yours in Cruces? Im thinking on going up there tomorrow to stock up on some.
     
  13. shrek806

    shrek806 Mar 1, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    just tried one yesterday for the first time. it was awesome
     
  14. rodlavers

    rodlavers Jun 20, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I was in Santa Fe a few weeks ago and had the pleasure of trying Elevated before I visited. It was definitely on my list of things to do when I was there. I found 4-packs at Whole Foods for like 10 bucks. The biggest surprise, or maybe I should not be surprised, was Marble Brewing. I started with their Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout, and followed it up with their Reserve Ale (both on tap), which was similar to Founders Backwoods Bastard. Both very good, and agreed, NM's beer scene is underrated.
     
  15. largadeer

    largadeer Sep 24, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Elevated is fantastic stuff, as are La Cumbre's other beers.
     
    westcoastbeerlvr likes this.
  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Solid, tasty IPA.
     
  17. elNopalero

    elNopalero Oct 14, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    This beer blew my mind. Tremendously underrated.
     
  18. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    We did a week in Santa Fe in December. First stop after getting the rent a car was at the La Cumbre Brewery.

    The IPA was excellent and was worthy of the Gold it won at GABF in 2011. My wife had the Pyramid Rock Pale Ale. Both were excellent.

    The IPA at Marble was very good (the Pilsner was not), and at Il Yicino the IPA was a little less tasty than Mable but still good. Blue Corn had an old school IPA that was my least favorite in NM.

    They make some good IPAs in NM.
     
  19. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Its not under rated just under talked about. Its rated a 96 for christs sake! Yeah i agree this beer is friggin awesome. Dare i say comparable to heady. Or i should say most comparable from what ive had and ive had alot! Great brew.
     
  20. fatbeats18

    fatbeats18 Feb 22, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Ep has it man. Side door next to state line
     
    beerserks likes this.
  21. j47paco

    j47paco Dec 19, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Because of this thread, I have just ordered a 4 pack from Beerjober.com. Damn you people "forcing" me to spend even more money on beer! ;)
     
  22. elNopalero

    elNopalero Oct 14, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Perhaps more accurately it's under the radar. I pay attention to it when it pops up on the boards here but then again I also had it when I passed through NM and became hooked. It definitely doesn't appear with the same frequency or rabid fanbase as Heady, Zombie Dust, Pliny...
     
  23. beerserks

    beerserks Oct 19, 2010 Texas

    Nice!! I didn't know that I haven't been there in a few months. Thanks! I'm on it!!
     
  24. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    Had a growler of it last week and its a top 5 beer for me.No question. There Stout is Amazing too. I really wish they would can that next. I think it won silver at the GABF the same year Elevated won gold.
     
  25. grandmachine

    grandmachine Mar 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Elevated IPA is all I drink when I was in New Mexico for about a year. Top 5 IPA for me. I miss that beer. Marble Red, IPA and their BA Imperial Stout is good too.
     
    rodlavers likes this.
  26. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    I drank them back to back for a week...it isnt comparable but still a very good beer.
     
  27. brplatz

    brplatz Oct 3, 2012 New Mexico

    Love it and there is always a 4pack in the fridge
     
  28. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Never had it, but a massive panel of well-trained beer judges thought it was the best IPA at the GABF, so I bet it is decent.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe