drfabulous (4540) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jcam91 (2) - los lunas, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
NachlamSie (2907) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
pepsican (1488) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
Leighton (13338) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Henrik (I believe). Pours perfectly clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Big citrusy hop aroma, some piss and pineapple, some orange. Medium sweet flavor with sturdy grass, orange rind. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately resinous finish, dry pine, grass, citrus rind. Decent overall, pretty good balance.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 16 oz can, big thanks to Aaron for being so generous. Nice slightly hazy orange-yellow pour with nice fluffy tan head, aroma is big dank notes of pine, grass, going into nice grapefruit, orange, lemon, some hints of sweet caramel, and a nice rich piney orange mix finishes it out, very nice. Taste is a nice mix of grapefruit, orange, some lemon, slight mango, pineapple, hints of pine, grass, slight caramel, finishing with a hint of spice, more hops, more bitterness but never overwhelming. This is very well done.
wartyOne (3) - - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pretty subpar for the category. Smells and tastes like cat piss. Imbalanced, but most IPA’s these days are. Unpleasant flavor/aroma profile leading to "over-the-top" hop bitterness. Citrus would have been much better than stinky garlic. Malt presence is clearly subdued to compensate for the ridiculous hop character (which misses the mark).