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Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle best by 3/15/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Slightly hazy orange/light brown color with a one-finger head
S: Citrus, tropical fruits, caramel and a hint of pine. Nice blend
T: Fairly dry, moderate bitterness, some generic citrus/pine/herbs
M: Medium-bodied but nothing remarkable
O: Decent for the style but nothing memorable

ONUMello, Saturday at 02:45 AM
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

SonictheBeerhog, Friday at 10:10 PM
Photo of skubas86
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

skubas86, Friday at 02:21 PM
Photo of dangermusic
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dangermusic, Friday at 02:32 AM
Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bieniek30, Friday at 02:24 AM
Photo of FrogOut69
3/5  rDev -20.6%

FrogOut69, Friday at 02:07 AM
Photo of Modernrickk
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Modernrickk, Friday at 01:13 AM
Photo of robear
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

robear, Thursday at 09:09 PM
Photo of darcange
4/5  rDev +5.8%

darcange, Thursday at 07:23 PM
Photo of Lerxst
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Lerxst, Thursday at 07:08 PM
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrFunkenstein, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of ScaryEd
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ScaryEd, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MattXT, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By 03/05/15

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that retains for a good while

S: A nice mix of citrus and piney hops balanced by a light sweetness and some maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Balanced from the start, with the mix of citrus and pine from the hops riding right alongside the lightly sweet caramel maltiness. Alcohol extremely well hidden by the sweet and bitter notes. Finishes with a very light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft, but firm

O: Extremely drinkable and quaffable for being 8.3%. So very well balanced and rounded that it keeps you coming back for more, despite the lack of any relative complexities. Definitely worth a try, if only for the history of the recipe

BEERMILER12, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

vermilcj, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of KingoftheTitans
1/5  rDev -73.5%

KingoftheTitans, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of harsley
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

harsley, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20.6%

ejimhof, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev +5.8%

midlifec, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of dostom
4/5  rDev +5.8%

dostom, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

Raziel313, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

trdtercel92, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, caramel-copper coloring, with a fluffy, light, off-white head, and a steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout the body. Aromas of tangerine and orange peel forward, with pine and resin to follow, and a subtle biscuit backbone. Very balanced and fruity nose. Flavors are caramel tangy sweet forward, with a citrus blend not far behind. Orange peel and tangerine lighten everything up, but there is a pine pitch and bitter hops resin characteristic that heavies up the palate a bit. Dynamic taste profiles. The beer is robust, but remains on the light side in mouth thanks in part to the carbonation. The aftertaste is more of the bitter, piney, sticky hops character, but the citrus has some lingering power, too. Dry, bitter, slightly astringent finish. Good beer!

GarthDanielson, Oct 12, 2014
Smuttynose Stone Cluster's Last Stand from Smuttynose Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.