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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Last Spike refers to the ceremonial final spike driven to connect the rails of the First Intercontinental Railroad, connecting the East and West together in 1869. Cigar City Brewing Coronado Brewing Co. have teamed up 144 years later to celebrate that momentous union.

By taking from the beginnings of a California-born style of beer and incorporating an American IPA spin, we offer a more robust and hop-forward version of a California Common. This beer has moderate notes of sweet toasted bread with a caramel background that is contrasted by traditional woody notes of Northern Brewer hops, pine notes from Chinook with supplementing white grapefruit notes from Pacific Jade. Prepare your palate for a full-flavored twist to an American craft brewing tradition.

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Jamesthebrit (484) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
A: yeasty and malty smell. A sort of weird funky earthy like stale hops.
A: Looks great on the pour. Red amber with a creamy full tan head.
T: Yeasty. Earthy. A weird sweetness that lingers around. Sweetness, not from alcohol, but it’s like stale broccoii or something.
P: Terrible on the palate. Carbonation is good but the flavor profile is very off. Finish is awful. Like I said that sweet stale vegetable note.

Overall just not a good beer (perhaps inherent of the style). There is a hint of malt but that’s about it for good flavors. This will be rough to finish.

2.1
wisdomsolo (472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Wow. I spent $10 on this for a non-existent IPA. Very weak aroma of woodiness. The flavor is VERY underwhelming. You feel it more than taste it.

3
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle, dated over a month old. I hope this beer as better fresh, by now it’s unexciting. Tastes somewhat similar to a Telegraph Cailfornia Ale, which is to say nothing to write home about. I’m not a huge fan of the Califonia Common style, so maybe this just wasn’t meant to be for me. Malt prominent, hops buried too far underneath... seems like a potential freshness issue to me.

3.9
mverity (362) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
The color to this beer was perfect for a CA Common/Steam; a nice deep amber/red with a nice tan head. Head didn’t retain very long and the lacing was fairly good; however, the edges of the glass had a constant supply of bubbles that when the sun hit them sparkled an array colors (pretty cool). Aroma was muted hops and muted caramel sweetness and not much else. Taste was pretty good; think Anchor Steam mixed with Stone Levitation. Mouthfeel was crisp and light considering the style which made it refreshing for the pool side atmosphere. Enjoyable brew, but even at $6.99 I probably wouldn’t give it another try.

3.5
klaing (282) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Burnt caramel quickly dissolves into pine & lemon peel. Aftertaste not strong but lingers pleasantly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
One2remeber (250) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottled 08.21.13.
Mild malt body, not hoppy as an IPA, resinous bitterness. Smooth. Unique, nothing explosive, but flavorful. Would buy again as a 6 pack for easy drinking with friends, not so much a bomber.

3.2
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is bready with some caramel and fruit. Taste is sweet with hoppy bitterness, with a medium body. Not overly hoppy but it stays with you.

3.3
AHSlowhand (55) - - JAN 19, 2014
Not exactly what i was expecting from this one. Poured from 750ml into snifter. Strange combo with this one


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