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The Last Spike - Cigar City Brewing

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 08-27-2013)
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-09-2014 17:36:54 | More by Pipelovejoy
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Bartos

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-23-2014 07:49:35 | More by Bartos
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-20-2013 05:15:37 | More by GRG1313
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-06-2013 00:36:06 | More by BGsWo22
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sendsilk

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-11-2014 06:00:51 | More by sendsilk
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-30-2013 17:30:15 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-29-2013 04:28:00 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-17-2013 06:15:24 | More by zestar
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RayUF07

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-26-2014 04:47:25 | More by RayUF07
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-06-2013 18:52:35 | More by beernads
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RaggaD

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-19-2013 20:29:42 | More by RaggaD
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 13:48:01 | More by taylor714914
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-04-2013 15:36:09 | More by scotv
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-22-2013 22:21:01 | More by AOShabaz
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 01:38:02 | More by BMMillsy
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 21:32:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-16-2013 04:39:27 | More by jegross2
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-12-2014 18:35:35 | More by dannyfayy
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The Last Spike from Cigar City Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.