La Cumbre Old Hop, New Hop
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Just right. For this classic American Pale Ale we blended our rich and biscuity British Pale Malt with 2 hops that define what we think of as old school and new school in craft brewing. Cascade has been the defining hop of our industry for more than 3 decades. Mosaic, released just this year, has been received with as much excitement as any hop in the last 3 decades. We have added judicious amounts of both to craft this deliciously balanced beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgfellow (100) - - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 On tap at La Cumbre. The aroma jumps outta the glass - citrus and tropical notes mixed with a hint of dankness - stunning really - up there with the best IPAs and at the top of my APA list. The taste is medium bitter, beautifully balanced with sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel with some lingering, pleasant stickiness. Overall, my favorite pale by a good bit - the balance makes it soooo drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Up front the beer has a nice citrusy hop character, but then gets more earthy with a toasted, caramel malt character, and some herbal / pine notes, a woody herbal note, and as the beer warms up more hop fruitiness. There is a supporting, toasted straw, pale malt cracker here in the nose as well.

Light bodied, and crisp, the beer has a really juicy hop flavor to it that has lots of tangelo zest notes, guava notes, and even some lychee, and lots of floral peach notes that come out more if you haven’t taken a sip recently. The malt character play s a clearly supporting malt character with touches of caramelized malt that more accentuates the fruit than is actually noticeable, a thing of nuttiness, and a very smooth, light bitterness.

Definitely a quite tasty beer, unlike many a brew, the flavor has more of a juicy hop-fruit character than the nose somehow. Really nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap at the brewpub august 2013 Pours orange hue with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is leaffy piny floral very nice!!! Flavors are leaffy lite pine lite pale grain dryness lite bitterness. Long floral litely bitter finish that was very dry witb undertones of tbe pale malt aspects. Solid apa!

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