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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 07-28-2013)
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Reviews by ghostwalker:
Photo of ghostwalker
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber from Colonial Spirits in Acton.

Clear red-gold body. Huge white head.

Nose is not very pronounced. Light malt with a slight sharpness.

Flavor is crisp and clean with a lingering zazz! Really nice hop profile, and not like anything I have ever brewed before. Not piney, citrusy, tropical or any of the usual hop buzzwords. Malt is subdued, but sweet. The overall effect is that of crisp, juicy hoppiness, but from an alternate dimension than what we see on the shelves today.

Mouthfeel is tart, stripping, slick and sharp.

Overall, drinkability is sky high. I will greatly enjoy the remainder of this bomber watching the Pats/ Bengals second half. I am now inspired to brew up the next entry in my single hop IPA series. I think I'll call it Clusterf*** IPA!

ghostwalker, Oct 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of ErockRPh
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

This beer is a collaboration brew based on the Ballantine's IPA recipe in Mitch Steele's IPA book. This tastes nothing like the typical West Coast IPA, but it is fantastic. The nose is catty, with lots of black currant and some lavender floral notes. Flavor is resin, with some fruity currant notes and a bit of floral hops. The malt is on the light side, but some bready Munich notes provide the right balance. Bitterness is sharp and sticky, but fades nicely on the finish leaving you wanting another sip.

ErockRPh, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tiernan, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

woodchipper, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

A solid beer, not spectacular.

lordofthewiens, Nov 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Afroman, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

alienlifeforcecube, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Thursday at 07:39 PM
Photo of sourd
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12 oz on tap at the beach club

light orange, like a proper nuevo style double ipa

smells like a mango...not mango scented hops, an actual mango.

boozy...tropical boozy

thin and boozy, stickier and stickier as it comes to temp...relatively dry for the style. not a lot of residual sweetness

a slightly above average new style dipa (dirtwolf, sucks, chillwave, etc...). not quite ready to play with the big boys, but close.

sourd, Nov 02, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

Carlalwin, Oct 20, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -19.8%

Neil_dockery, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Griffith, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Sammy, Thursday at 10:27 PM
Photo of Roguer
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful clear, just slightly hazy orange and copper brew topped by a nice, firm, off-white head. Very good retention, and big flat lines of lacing.

Grapefruit, orange, and pine hop aromas shine through, riding a wave of caramel malt and wheat bread. Very straight forward and direct IPA aroma.

Flavor reflects the aroma. Very bitter and dry up front, followed by a barely sweet caramel malt and grain presence, and finished nicely by bitter citrus peel. A bit of pulpy tangerine and floral notes lighten and sweeten it up from mid to finish.

Lively and bright feel, medium-light, with an oily retention.

This is an old fashioned, straight forward, bitter IPA with a classic profile. Mostly dry hop flavors.

Roguer, Oct 12, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -12.1%

Bierleichen, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of RickS95
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden copper color. Reasonably clear liquid but still dark enough to keep most light out. The head is a dirty white up front, then invisible as it dissipates quickly, leaving just tiny bubbles around the edge.

Mostly piney resins in the nose, with some citrus and grass hiding in the background. The IPA scents are fairly gentle, allowing a bit of the pale malt to come through.

The hops are very prevalent, but kind of hide their indentity as I can't quite pick up all the flavors from the nose. No one flavor distinguishes itself from the hop side, so you can pick up the malt fairly easily.

Very bitter, but not a palate wrecker. There is no transition from sweet or citrusy to bitter, it starts off bitter and stays that way. It scrubs your palate clean with each sip, making it a good beer to have with dinner. Medium bodied.

This is a good collaboration beer, and a manly one at that. Nothing is ever over the top, stopping just short of it.

RickS95, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jheezee, Nov 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

KingoftheTitans, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Dduquette, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kegatron, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ChrisL24481, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Bieniek30, Oct 17, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

DanE, Oct 26, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -9.2%

kcq101, Nov 05, 2014
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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.