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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand
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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 07-28-2013)
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a recent bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Wild flower honey golden color, gentle carbonation, capped by a soft vanilla cap.
S - A fabulous blend of citrus, melon, and spring spruce. The nose shifts as the beer warms. Fresh
warm grass, and hints of lemon rise.
T - Soft lemon drop, light hints of rising sourdough, and finally those tropical notes close the deal.
F - Medium bodied, coats the palate, and lingers with oily resins. The feel is weighted to the finish.
O - The Cluster hop is such a treat, the body of the beer is straight down the middle, no real frills, no real risk.
Frankly a nice reprieve from the tropical, or piney behemoths out these days.

Cheers all

SABERG, Today at 09:14 PM
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Bright red like orange, with some much lighter lemon yellow hue and highlights through a very nice clear body. Good ample but not overboard carbonation that rises from the bottom very slowly. Head is a bit fluffy and small, with light retention, but settles to a thick two finger cap, smaller than the three finger creation off the pour. Soapy puck and retention, with minimal lacing and no clumps.

Solid hop front. Spicy hop and hints of pine, with a bit of wood and weed like character. Some smoke like embers a bit and not much malt presence. Sort of reminds me a little of the 18th Anniversary by Stone but a little more fruitier on the hop angle and a touch of sweetness giving to orange/tangerine citrus as it warms up. Minimal but basic malt IPA presence presented.

Palate surprisingly lighter than expected, almost like a session IPA. Crisp and some hinting biscuit, but a lighter hop flavor than the nose indicates. Mild juice but fleeting of some tropical notes. Much of the distinct smoke and pine bent seems lost in favor of some small tangerine orange. Very big spicy and peppery like hop finish on the aftertaste, kind of fun.

It at first comes off like a watery session IPA but saves itself a bit with a very unique hop angle. A decent collaborative brew and IPA that I could drink again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Max's Hopfest (from notes, 8/16-18/13)

A: Golden yellow with a decent head and lacing.

S: Citrusy and floral.

T: Sweet and citrusy. Nice balance with some pine.

M: Even carbonation with a bit of coarseness.

O: It was great to taste a Cluster hopped IPA. Different.

gillagorilla, Oct 29, 2013
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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.