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Lighthouse Barnacle Wheat IPA
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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed mostly from malted wheat and toasted rolled wheat, Barnacle Wheat IPA sports a silky, medium weight palate, characteristic dry tartness and fresh wheaty flavors. New Zealand hops Rakau and Riwaka lend smooth, firm bittering and subtle tropical notes. Unfiltered for maximum wheaty goodness.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burnabyt (27) - - MAY 3, 2013
Pours a golden body with ample white head from the wheat. Aroma of pears and pineapple. The taste is grapefruit with a side of toasted buttered biscuits. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, creamy and sticky. The beer reminds me of La gunitas- a little sumpin' sumpin' but a little more rough around the edges. Overall a great beer. Refreshing, flavourful and a nice twist the IPA style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1234) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Bomber. Bright clear golden yellow, fading foamy white head. Fruity herbal aroma. Tropical fruity hop taste, light toasty wheat malts, some citrus, peppery spice, mild floral and spruce notes. Average carbonation, medium bodied, medium hopped. Dry bitter hop finish. Nice hot day White IPA, just make it a style already! NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Cloudy yellow,white head.Faint hop nose.Lightly tart,lightly spicy palate. Long medium strength hop finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Took some coaxing to get a decent but thin head on top, body is yellow-gold with only a modest amount of fog. Very hoppy aroma, sweetness, only a tiny hint of wheat on the nose. Flavour is strong hoppiness, sweet lemon, bitter finish. More IPA than wheat ale, but there I go rating to style again. It’s likely I’ll finish the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle - Orange citrus, grain and mild yeast. Nice upfront bitterness, citrus, hay and a mellow sweet yeast. Not as refreshing as I would have expected but still nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with big head. Aromas of citrus, pineapple,apricot, and toasted malts. Flavors of sharp hops, wheat, and light apricot. Expecting more from the nose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Golden pour with a thick white head. Aroma is ripe summer fruits - peach, apricot, with underlying grapefruit. Smooth body with low carbonation. Flavour is the same as the nose with a noticeable wheaty body, adding a different dimension to this IPA. Good balance, lingering grapefruit, spruce and a little mint on the finish. Very easy drinking, making the 8% abv hard to notice. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
650mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Nose brings out signature New Zealand hops, dry crackery and biscuity malts, and dry wheat. Flavour brings out medium pungent piney hops, cut down a little by the wheat notes, and a bit of crackery malt backing. The hops are present than the wheat - the wheat shows itself more by muting the hop flavours. Decently made. A nice thirst-quencher, but not terribly exciting or enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
lighthouse knocks it out nice beautiful golden color with a med head nice crisp hoppy smell but not the kind that slaps you in the face nice and easy taste is that of wheaty grapefruit crisp and fresh good job guys

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Hazy light amber with medium head, nose is orange mango pine and pepper, taste has a distinct wheat characteristic but not that much, mainly esters, more like a hefe-ipa than wit or American wheat, pine and pepper in the flavour, a bit of lemon in the finish. Doesn’t feel like 8%. Very good for the style.


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