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The Last Spike - Cigar City Brewing

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82
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 08-27-2013)
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Pipelovejoy, Jun 09, 2014
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GRG1313, Sep 20, 2013
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BGsWo22, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

sendsilk, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Rand_ale_Thor, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

zestar, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

RayUF07, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

beernads, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

RaggaD, Oct 19, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -16%

Eh, Nothing to write home about here.

Pours a dark orange color with a finger of off-white head.

Smells of spicy and sweet notes from hops and malts, along with some interesting mint/wood like character in the middle.

Taste follows the smell. Sadly, it was a drain pour. There is something drastically off about this. The flavors don't mesh.

Mouthfeel was a bit oily.

I love me some CCB, but this was not one of those.

taylor714914, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mendvicdog, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

manutdfan, Sep 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

scotv, Nov 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

AOShabaz, Sep 22, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle at Gainesville HOB on 9/7/13. Pours a dark amber with small white head. Aroma is mostly malt with dead smelling hops. Flavor falls flat with basic malt, some pine flavor maybe? There is barely anything going on here and it reminds me more of a mild ale or poorly done ESB. Update: I see now that this is a spin on California Common when reading the small print. Now this makes more sense. If so, then don’t put "IPA" on the freaking bottle. If you are looking for an IPA, go elsewhere. as far as a Cali Common goes, this is not bad. Seems drinkable but I have no interest in a full 750 of this. Not much choice at the bar. Guess I should have read the full description in small print.

BMMillsy, Sep 10, 2013
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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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Zonian1, Jan 18, 2014
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dannyfayy, May 12, 2014
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The Last Spike from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.