Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Solid American IPA. All the expected attributes from the average beer geek ... sturdy amber colors, nice head retention, enticing earthy aroma of pine forest. Quite drinkable, full of well balanced flavors you’d expect. Delish. (#5908, 10/28/2014) Marheb (5807) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
L’aromatique est désertique mais la gomme de pin pointe. En bouche ya un aspect aqueux qui se mêle à la résine et décuple la buvabilté. Des notes de thé noir, de sapinage et d’agrumes amères s’agglutinent délicatement pour une signature propre à La Cumbre. Une pliny poivrée. Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 There’s no need for a complex rating of this beer. It’s the best ipa out there. Go to New Mexico and grab a fresh four pack and enjoy it. This beer speaks for itself. It’s worth every penny. If you like hops and don’t like nasty weird gross malty sweetness this is your beer. There’s plenty of hops here. Cheers. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Shared can. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, pineapple, lemon zest, floral notes, and faint toast and caramel. Flavor is good citrus and grassy hop presence, dry malt base, grapefruit esters, and some toast; dry and smooth. Medium body and carbonation. johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Can brought back by David and shared tonight at the Christmas Party.
Huge dank resinous hop aroma. light sweet bready maltiness. Smooth hop flavor and bitterness. That’s a damn fine IPA right there, if I lived closer I’d drink these often.
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
My very first stop at the Boulder IPA Fest. Went back several more times. So excited to try this beer, and it did not disappoint. Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Very hop forward with tons of citrus notes. Clean bitter finish. Lived up to the hype. jandd1983 (4382) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2014
It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of pine, resin, citrus and grapefruit. The taste was bitter, hop forward, with pine and grapefruit notes. Very nice. jefftravis17 (30) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Gift four pack canned 30 days ago. Just terrific. Aroma is unreal. The beginning whims make me think of the hop bill of Bell's Two Hearted but then it gets complicated. Sting carbonation makes for a great feel as it sits in the tongue as the malt shows its strength.
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Big can. Pours copper with a clingy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and grass. Flavor is quite juicy, orange, grapefruit. Cracker and a bit of caramel in the backbone. Grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Tall cans from trade. Thanks. Pours clear golden orange with a creamy yet fluffy half inch white head on top. Big hop aroma wafting out of the can and my glass with definite strong pine notes, citrus and grapefruit, grass, quite classic smelling IPA but with extra big aromatics. Flavor is dry bitter pine up front, fades into lightly sweet grapefruit and mango notes, some buscuity malts, finishing dry on the palate. Medium bodied at first but surprisingly light on the tongue, resinous, plus carbonation. This is really good, but the taste doesn’t quite live up to the awesome aroma.