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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Poured hazy dark straw with off-white head that laced well. Nose was bready caramel malt, tropical fruit, including grapefruit and pineapple, Tastes hoppy, with bready caramel malt, resiny hops, tropical fruit, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin creamy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus, tropical malts, pale malts and a bit of caramel. The taste is tropical, citrus hops, pale malts, mild caramel. Medium bodied, bright lingering citrus and lingering bitterness. Good balance. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Pulled a hazy orange copper with a frothy white head. Lots of lace. Nice balanced hoppy bite off the top. Burnt oranges. Juniper. Bamboo shoots. Boozy chanterelles. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle 472/1044 .. . a rather unique feeling beer .. . hazed gold .. great foam aspects .. . yeast, straw, bisciut, and mild grassy hops .. . light mouth, quick grimey finish .. . not bad but lacks complexity .. . . how fast can you throw?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours amber gold, think white cap of white, leaving behind tremendous lacing.

Aroma: Pine, grapefruit essence, apricot preserves.

Taste: A nice mouthful of piney American hops. Some fruitiness. Subtly sweet malt and toasted malts. Finishes with earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, average carbonation.

Overall: For not being my preferred type of IPA, this is very tasty and very fresh. Not many people outside of Portsmouth Brewing got to try batch 1 last year, so I am very glad they did this beer on a slightly larger run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at Stone. Clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Clean honey and citrus hops aroma. Big sweet orange and grapefruit taste with an earthy bitter finish and lingering hops perfume on the far back end. Silky medium bodied palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft. Slightly hazy golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity flowers. Taste is citrus and sweet fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4600) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Keg @ Beer Run. Medium amber pour with a small head. The nose is strong marmalade, orange. Toast. Burnt caramel sweetness. The taste is moderately bitter, quite sweet. Earthy hops, somewhat woody. More marmalade. A bit hot in the finish. Full body, fine carbonation. Fine, not that memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3947) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, caramel and pale malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft @ Three Penny Taproom. Deep hazy gold in color thick frothy head. Nose is floral, pine and citrus notes. Taste starts with pine then the bready malt makes itself known. The pine comes through in the finish with hints of passion fruit. The bitterness is slightly lingering and light resin. Dry texture. Pretty decent.

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