Smuttynose / Stone Cluster's Last Stand

Smuttynose / Stone Cluster's Last Stand

Rated 3.200 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Smuttynose Brewing Company

Portsmouth, NH, United States

Style:  IPA

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Stone Brewing Co (Escondido, CA) and Smuttynose Brewing Company (Portsmouth, NH) have teamed up to create just 30 barrels (930 gallons) of Custer’s Last Stand. Stone’s founder Greg Koch joined Smutty in the brew process in New Hampshire, where they made – don’t be surprised – an IPA. Not just any IPA though, a “right-after-Prohibition Ballantine IPA” as mentioned in Stone’s Mitch Steele’s book on IPAs. Cluster's Last Stand is a recreation of one of the original American IPAs, as researched by Stone's Mitch Steele, (If you've read his wonderful book on IPAs, you've read about this recipe). We originally brewed 30 barrels of Cluster's a little over a year ago. It was delicious, but it seemed like the beer disappeared many people got try it. That's why we brewed it again and we brewed a lot more.

ID: 58148 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank20466
Overall Percentile61.3
Style Rank2520 of 5659
Style Percentile55.5
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.500
Weighted Score3.200
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours clear amber with a very thick buff head. Malty aroma has a resiny, almost varnish-like hoppy overtone, as well as subtle fruity undertones. Hops truly come out in the bold, somewhat bitter flavor, woody and resiny with malt and fruit notes providing support. Not the best IPA I’ve ever had, but a worthy brewski. Firm texture has good fizz and leaves a woody hop finish. Make a stand for good beer!

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A bright bubbly orange colored beer with a three fingered foamy textured, white head rising above. There's some hang time on that head. It settles a low lying film and moderate ringlet. A lot of citric hops in the nose. The hops are balanced well by the bready malt. Very easy to drink this crisp, refreshing IPA

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