Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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very good

342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 16
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 07-28-2013)
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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PEIhop
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kendo
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a small whitish film on top.

S: Nose is very subdued: touch of florally hops is about it. Some modest caramel malt underneath.

T: Begins with a honey/caramel malt foundation. Followed by juicy, fruity hops - not overwhelmingly bitter, just fruity. Touch of bitterness at the finish and lingering into the aftertaste.

M: Medium-to-full in heft; carbonation is smooth and fine, though bringing a touch of sharpness.

O: Good, but not great.

Photo of eawolff99
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrep21pr
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Givemebeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy apricot peach. Big fluffy off white head. Nice, messy lacing.
Smell: Subtle pine and floral. a little fruit.
Taste: Much like the nose. Mostly dry. Something different in the finish that must be the Cluster hops.
Overall: Interesting brew.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JamFuel
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tjdrewry
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Drank this one side by side with the recreation of Ballantine's IPA. Both are excellent beers, and the malt profiles are remarkably similar. Cluster's differs in an enjoyable raw piquancy to the hop flavor- Ballantine's reliance on more contemporary hop varieties lends smooth, subtle pine notes whereas Cluster's use of traditional hops highlights flavors reminiscent of sharp fermented berries. I love the straight-up west coast hop-bombs, but these throw-back IPAs offer some nice diversity.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.84/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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