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La Cumbre La Roja Grande
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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very quickly heads towards the bitter…and good God is it bitter. The dryness of the beer is pretty astounding for the strength which reveals itself after you swallow with a light warmth. You’re left with a fully resinous mouth coating bitterness and the residual aromatics of over 6 lbs/bbl of exceptional hops from the Pacific Northwest.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (305) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Tap @ Brewery. I had the junior version of this beer: 7.2% ABV/75 BUs. Pours raddish-red with a big, lacy white head. This is a BIG American Red Ale with gobs of caramel and toasted malts on the palate and a dry, roasted finish. Has the structure of a DIPA, but delivers the characteristics of a red ale we all look for. Great job!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gravit8 (12) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
A fantastic ’red’ that is very hard to describe, enjoyed on the day of first tapping at the bar (and several times after). A stand-out among great beers from La Cumbre, the details are...hazy yet it still calls to me as one of the top 10 beers I have ever sampled (La Cumbre holding 3 of the 10). Not rated as ’perfect’ but only out of prudence for allowing another beer to be rated higher at some point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2013
10oz draft from La Cumbre; November 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a hazy, darkish amber color; it is topped by a amber tinged, tan colored head. This has a nutty, caramelized character to it up front, but also has lots of hop character to; grapefruit, ample citrus zest, and even a dank tropical fruit character speak to a healthy hopping level.

My first sip has an absolutely rich, concentrated hop fruit character to it, this is dense and palate lingering; rich without being cloying. The hops help to cleanse the palate after each sip with a n herbal, dank leaning, woody character, but there is lots of lychee, tangelo zest, and ruby-red-grapefruit too. The malt is clearly supporting here (which I wouldn’t necessarily have guessed, but am quite pleased to have experienced); the malt suggests at toasted, caramelized malt, a nice whole grain character, a touch of toasted nut character.

This is a filling, satiating, good end to my night. This is much more appealing (because of the hop focus) than I was expecting for some reason.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Growler and tap sample at brewery-November 2012-Before i start with this one, i must say, this is one hell of a good ASA! Pours deep mahogony/copper hue with a fluffy eggshell white head. nose is huge hops-resionous, bold, grapefruit, pine, resin, lots of crystal malt in there as well. Works very nice. very juicy! flavors are fantastic-lots of malt sweetness here, but accented so well balanced by the onslaught of hops. long hoppy finish that has you burping forever! the hop flavors last and last! I really enjoyed drinking the growler of this stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, and pine resin. The flavor hits the same notes but has more bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bitter, resinous mouthfeel. Interesting beer. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (624) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Pours a deep, dark red with medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is a mixture of piney hops and sweet malt, reminds me of barley wine. Somewhat sweet and dominantly bitter. Dry, warm, bitter finish. Quite good, could only be better in front of a warm fireplace on a cold winter night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Poured a deep copper in color withi a white head. Pine-hoppy aroma and flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of lots of hop oils, sweaty hops. Hopalicious! Flavor of rich caramel malt and plenty of sweaty, bitter hops. This is a definite hop bomb and it was pretty good! 8/4/7/4/15 [3.8/5]


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