ABV: 7.2 IBU: 100
La Cumbre Brewing Company Elevated IPA
What the brewers say
“It’s pretty good. You should try it. Get Elevated!”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A grove of evergreen orange trees. A touch of toffee-like malt, but the aroma always comes back to the hops—citrusy with low pine in the background and low malt sweetness.”
Flavor: “Orange and pine carry over from the aroma and saturate the flavor profile. Clean hops flavors, a kiss of caramel, and a nicely balanced bitterness make a beautiful impression on the palate. A drier IPA with fruit notes of grapefruit and lime. Low malt note to round out the flavor. The carbonation and lime notes at the end create a surprising bite, but not in a bad way. Almost a slight hint of a roast character. The juiciness of this beer is alluring.”
Overall: “Just a nice IPA. The hop profile is simple but admirably executed. Grapefruit and citrus lemon notes with an mild onion note that lingers in the background and adds depth without overpowering the taste. The juicy character of the hops is really enjoyable in this beer. A great American IPA that I would drink any time—a solid go-to.”
The best new craft beers available in a beer store near you. Sponsored content.
New Belgium The Hemperor HPA®
Our brewers are always on the lookout for different hops varieties and the complexities and flavors new strains can bring. That’s where hemp comes into the picture. Without getting too nerdy, we found a unique way to recreate hemp terpene flavors in a beer, which complement the inclu- sion of hop flavors and hemp hearts (seeds) in a brand new, delicious way not to mention this beer is extremely dank! The flavors and aromas are so unique that it’s a style unto itself, hence HPA®.
Tröegs Independent Brewing Hop Knife
Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
High Hops Brewery Dr. Pat’s Double IPA
Who is Dr. Pat? A dentist, third-generation farmer, and cofounder of High Hops Brewery. Dr. Pat cultivated our on-site hops farm in 2007, which led to the opening of High Hops Brewery in 2012. It’s his recipe that creates this malty, heavily hopped beer. We brew it with continuous hops additions using hops grown in that same field more than 10 years later.