The Last Spike | Cigar City Brewing

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The Last SpikeThe Last Spike

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by shand on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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.

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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.

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3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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