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The Last Spike - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: shand on 08-27-2013)
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-31-2013 14:53:03 | More by npala86
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mverity

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%

The color to this beer was perfect for a CA Common/Steam; a nice deep amber/red with a nice tan head. Head didn't retain very long and the lacing was fairly good; however, the edges of the glass had a constant supply of bubbles that when the sun hit them sparkled an array colors (pretty cool). Aroma was muted hops and muted caramel sweetness and not much else. Taste was pretty good; think Anchor Steam mixed with Stone Levitation. Mouthfeel was crisp and light considering the style which made it refreshing for the pool side atmosphere. Enjoyable brew, but even at $6.99 I probably wouldn't give it another try.

09-13-2013 02:25:33 | More by mverity
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-07-2013 23:13:20 | More by TKEbeerman
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-18-2014 15:41:37 | More by Zonian1
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dsauter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-03-2013 22:58:57 | More by dsauter
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johnyb

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-05-2014 13:47:16 | More by johnyb
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-25-2013 04:59:38 | More by InfernoBoss
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-12-2013 01:02:17 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -6.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark amber. Big off white head. Leggy for an IPA. Wispy surface.

Smell - Grapefruit hops. Deep caramel. Almost a bit of chocolate.

Taste - Grapefruit hop again. Piney flavor follows. Bitter hop builds up. The caramel hop is not as sweet as I expected, but rich. Drops off in the very end.

Mouthfeel - Medium-high carbonation. Feels heavier than it really is.

Overall - Just doesn't elevate itself above the masses.

09-02-2013 21:32:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-20-2013 05:15:37 | More by GRG1313
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joshbhs04

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +5.2%

A- Amber/Bronzish appearance, A nice foamy white head.

S- Roasty biscuit malts, a very lil of hop aroma, pinish.

T- Kinda get some booze in this, not much. Def malty with a nice bitterness.

M- A lil hot and heavier than I expected. Good carbonation.

O-Glad I got a few more, I was having issues really placing this one. Its an interesting concept and cant wait to try it again.

10-03-2013 01:07:27 | More by joshbhs04
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-20-2013 02:16:57 | More by brudz2134
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-11-2013 05:10:40 | More by cyrushire
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-03-2013 23:29:52 | More by dvmin98
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-20-2013 21:17:49 | More by tarheels4life23
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-05-2013 16:25:56 | More by mobrockman
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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-16-2013 04:39:27 | More by jegross2
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Vec2267

Florida

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

A - copper, clear, lots of bubbles, frothy head, great lacing

S - very aromatic, mostly spruce

T - bitter, piney hops dominate, the toasty malts provide a mellow background

M - well carbonated, richness from the malts

O - hardly my favorite style, but this is well executed, the hop bitterness dominates but there is plenty of malt balance, a very flavorful brew

09-08-2013 18:24:39 | More by Vec2267
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +5%

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a fine two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Constant carbonation and looks nice. Aroma of sweet caramel and biscuit malt, toffee and mild grassy hops. Flavor is malt forward; biscuit and bready malt, light grassy hops, grain. Finishes with a quite dry, lightlly toasty malt and almost tannic dry bitterness. Medium bodied with nice peppery carbonation. An off-beat take on a California common, perhaps maltier than normal; the finish is more astringent than herbal bitterness. I like the malt bill, but the finish is a bit off. Still enjoyable and interesting.

12-08-2013 01:54:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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jivex5k

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-13-2013 14:25:20 | More by jivex5k
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-22-2013 22:53:37 | More by st9647v3
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-06-2013 14:27:13 | More by mendvicdog
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-12-2014 18:35:35 | More by dannyfayy
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manutdfan

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-30-2013 21:37:22 | More by manutdfan
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-05-2013 01:35:35 | More by sgoro
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The Last Spike from Cigar City Brewing
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