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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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86
very good

287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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GFD400, Nov 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

vfgccp, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sloelco, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Bartos, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Serving: 650 mL bottle poured into an IPA glass (marked "best before 03/03/15").

Appearance: Deep, clear golden amber. Frothy, lasting white head with good lacing.

Smell: Herbal, resinous hops with a bit of citrus.

Taste: Malty body with slight honey sweetness and herbal, earthy notes (sweet tea). Dry, hoppy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall: A very drinkable, balanced and malty IPA. Plenty of hop character, but more herbal than assertive citrus.

HipCzech, Nov 15, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%

batt6343, Nov 15, 2014
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1.9/5  rDev -49.9%

Thanks to Joe_Grizzly for this extra in a recent trade box that should really have exploded from the force of the hops contained within. 22 oz. doomed bottle split with my wife.

The pop brings foam fizzing right up to the edge of the bottle: these two breweries didn’t skimp on the carbonation bill. Fake tan orange. Smells orange too, and mango, sweet.

Cluster’s Last Stand is a pretty good name for a beer, but this brew falls to LCCD syndrome (least common collaboration denominator). Butter-sweet malts greet my palate. Sourdough pretzels, orange Tang, nasty earthiness which roars in mid-palate & drowns out everything else. I’ve let it warm up a bit to confirm, but doctor, the patient is dead.

Separately, these two breweries kick some serious IPA ass; together, I’m not sure their foot could reach my ankles. A collaboration gone seriously wrong. Drain pour.

maximum12, Nov 15, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured an orange body with two finger head that dies slow with lace ring.
Dry, citric hop aroma with some minimal grape and malty sweetness.
Mostly a textbook with a couple of nuances, sharp citric hops dominate taste profile with some floral earthiness and then there's a little grape (tropical fruit) and malt sweetness to add balance.
Finishes dry and worth trying as ABV is hidden and this is a dangerously easy sipper (I killed my draft in no time).

clayrock81, Nov 13, 2014
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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.