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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Did someone ask for hops? Tired of beers that promise a full lupulin experience, but never deliver more than richly malted bitterness? It’s no secret that this is what we excel at. We’ve been brewing world class IPAs for years. Our flagship is the culmination of a decades worth of studying and brewing. Take a step above and acclimate to what an IPA should be.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
pint can as a nice extra from my buddy deftim. thanks, tim! pours a clear, pale gold capped by a fluffy, dense white head that leaves soapy rings of lace. aroma is great with big citrus notes of lemon zest, oranges, limes, and white grapefruit backed by pine resins, grass, and subtle, sweet florals. flavor is absolutely excellent with a blast of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, and pear skins up front backed by a hefty dose of bitter hop resins, grass, herbs, and biscuits. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a great, dry, bitter finish. overall, a definite world class ipa and i dig the pint can.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2044) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Can. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a orange color with white head. Big, fresh hop, citrus, pineapple aromas. Citrus, piney, resiny, hoppy flavors. Along with Bells Two Hearted, this is one of the best IPAs I’ve had. Balanced, with a really nice hoppy flavor, but not too hoppy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Served out of large sized can into a glass. Sold in a 4 pack with canning date stickered on the top. Pours a dark honey color with a creamy head. Smell is hops, hops, hops. Taste is hops. Bitter and citrus but smooth and balanced. I notice also a small amount of pepper/spice. There is probably malt in here but it will be a moment before the hops wears off. After that happens a delicious malt comes to the fore. This is a delicious beer and it has a respectable alcohol content so makes for a nice, long drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Can thanks to Justin. Big pine nose. Lots of aroma. Taste is hops, grapefruit, slight honey sweetness. This pretty much lives up to reputation. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 Cans from my man Sam (ketchepillar)

Pours a bright orangish golden with a big head and lots of nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a lot of fresh hop character, citrus, melon (fruit forward hops) and some nice mild spicy hops as well.

The flavor is spicy and plenty bitter with a mild touch of malt toastiness. Loads of Melon and citrus rind hoppness are the primary focus of the flavor. A light piney character is there as well. The beer is markedly dry and wholly delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcam91 (2) - los lunas, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
Wonderfully resiny. Drinking straight from the can its great! I feel like I’m camping kinda. Caramel backbone to hold up this strong hop presence. If you can not get this beer. Find someone who can. Its up there with the best.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 4 pack of cans from the brewery. Hop damn! This is some danknasty brew! Huge, rich hop profile is all over this with tons of actual hop qualities coming to life rather than just simple bitterness. The malts basically only exist for the hops to do their work. Notes of garlic and pepper go along with the usual citrusy and evergreen suspects. Long lasting, resinous finish. Awesome!!!
four pack from Dick’s. Canned on May 18, 2014.
This is a fantastic IPA. For anyone that wants a hugely bitter and insanely hoppy beer, this is it. The clarity is very nice here with a clear amber body and solid white head. The aroma is dank and insanely hoppy. Lots of grapefruit, a little grass, dank herbs, pineapple and ammonia. The flavor is supremely bitter, almost burning. Lots of grapefruit rind, a little melon, pine and a sharp, distinct bite that lasts throughout the finish. This is an excellent beer, so bitter that I may have trouble finishing more than a couple cans. Still, it accomplishes what La Cumbre promises and it has plenty of delicious aromas and flavor rather than sole bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2013
En Lata.Dorada-anaranjada con fina carbonatación y buenos encajes.Muy fresca en aromas.Enlatada en diciembre.En boca es muy equilbrada,bien lúpulada con un final seco.Perfecta!!Gracias Eric.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Gold, nice white head. Aroma of dank tropical fruit. Flavor is similar. Very clean finish, some bitterness, just enough malt to back it up. So damn good. Thanks Lenin!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
16 oz. can served in a FFF Teku. Big thanks to Jeff(supercolter) for the brew! A: Pours a dark amber color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin ring. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass. S: Light fruity and grass undertones. Candied lemon with a sweet malt backbone. T: Citrus and pineapple with some grassy undertones. Light bitterness with an accompanying sweet toffee malt. Jammy sweetness and fruitiness as well. Slightly earthy with some minimal scallion. M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Fruity and grassy finish. O: Pretty good and easily drinkable. Nose left a little to be desired, but overall it was very good and I’m glad something good is coming out of New Mexico. Serving type: can


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