adnielsen (6225) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ La Cumbre. Pours a clear, dark amber appearance with a khaki head. Lightly fruity, a bit toasty malty, light caramel aroma. Chewy, rich caramel malty, somewhat earthy, floral flavor. Nice brew.
FlacoAlto (3451) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10oz draft from La Cumbre; November 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a bit more than a ¼-finger thick, pale, tan colored head that has a bit of staying power to it. The beer is a clear, rich red color that shows a bright amber hue in the light. There is lots of toasted pale malt character here as well as quite a bit of aromatic crystal malts. A light, herbal and citrus character adds some balance to the nose.
My first sip is herbal, bitter, with lots of balancing crystal malt, woody pine like flavors, some definite citrus, and a touch of dank “herbal” character in the finish. The beer is light and quaffable, but has enough malt heft to carry the hops. This beer is quite malt focused, at least compared to many a contemporary American Pale Ale, but really it is nicely balanced between the malt and hop character (which was likely the point). Quite nice and enjoyable in the end, and definitely a beer to have a couple of when you are in the mood for an American take on an English Pale Ale.
phaleslu (4459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-amber with a small off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of cereal, pale malts, faint earthy hops, toast, and sweat. Flavor of earthy hops, sweet and pale malts, and citrus late. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel and dry finish. Good EPA. Not my favorite style usually, though.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9th August 2012
GBBF. Very hazy amber beer, tiny pale tan head. Light dry palate. Lovely hops - a complex array of Nelson Sauvin like grapiness with red berry fruits and citrus. Very very drinkable and I can scarcely believe this EKG hopped!
prawlie (862) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint from the barrel at the Great British Beer Festival 2012. Cloudy brown/red with little head. Lovely aromatic grapefruit aroma. Dry, bitter and well hopped. A pleasant and smooth sipper. Nice but a bit 2D
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... Pours clear and deeply amber with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose presents lots of good buttery toffee alongside juicy, citrusy, peppery hops. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor leans bitter, but also offers lavish notes of caramel and toffee. Crisp, snappy, lightly acrid finish.
smaynard6000 (388) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery. Dark amber in color with a small frothy and creamy white head. Somewhat cloudy. Aroma is lightly malty with a stronger citrusy hop presence. Medium bodied with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Lightly sweet and somewhat more bitter. A very nice pale ale.
dnstone (1991) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber-red with white head. Nice malt and hop balance in both aroma and taste.
NobleSquirrel (3313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GABF. Pours a nice looking copper with a fluffy head. The nose is fresh and clean. Grassy hops and hints of caramel come through. Nose has orange blossom as well. Dusty malts. On tasting, nice a full malt profile with a clean bitterness. Good ratio of bitterness and hop character with the malt. Really great EPA.
nickd717 (3395) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Looks great - fairly clear orangish-amber color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is pretty nice, earthy, spicy, and floral hops with caramel behind it. The flavor has a good balance of hops and malt. Caramel and biscuit malt base with good earthy and spicy hops. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Not as good as the other two La Cumbre beers I tried, but still very good. These guys are legit.