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Lighthouse Numbskull Imperial IPA

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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial IPA brewed with Munich, Pale and Caramel malts. Contains very little logic or restraint. 9.1% Alc. / Vol.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle @ BC Liquors. Slightly hazed orange pour with white foam. Rather tropical hop nose. A lot of pineapple and mango. Good grapefruit and tangerine citrus notes. Some caramel malt sweetness, too. Flavor is slightly sweet with a heavy dose of pineapple, mango, and orange. Some caramel, bitter pine, and a nice grapefruit bite. Pretty decent DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a pretty clear copper colour with a small dense white head that leaves a few spots of lace on the glass. Aroma is resinous pine, citrus, caramel and some Munich malts. Flavour is resin, pine, grapefruit, medium-high perceived bitterness far from being harsh, mild caramel, and a mild Munich like touch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1198) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours lightly hazy orangish copper with a small white ring. Aroma of pine, sweet pale malts, caramel, citrus, tropical fruits, passionfruit and guava. Taste is a rich malt base, caramel, guava, tropical fruits and pine. Malts and hop bitterness are in very well balance. Really easy drinking for a 9.1 percent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Golden tan. Herbal, floral, has a nice earthy, citrusy character, balanced and acidic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a pretty clear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma consists of dank (or at least pretty intense resin) hops, caramel and light fruity hops. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter, one could wish for more IBUs but this is pretty well balanced I would say. Flavors are of caramel, like a light barleywine (which it kinda is, really) and a little fruits. Finish is bitter and not really harsh. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel slightly sticky. Overall a nice IIPA, not a standout but pretty enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy orange amber with a moderate off-white head that retains poorly. Aroma is sweet citrus and toffee malts. The palate opens with orange and lightly toasty caramel malts, followed by a bit of conifer and mango, ending with a moderate bitterness considering this is supposed to be imperial. A very drinkable, but not overly potent IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Deep golden/orange colour, small beige cap. Very light lacing. Hoppy nose, notes of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Taste has some caramel malt sweetness, a ton of grapefruit, tropical fruits. Big bitter finish, lingering grapefruity hops, some pine, orange peel, and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. Overall fairly pleasant, but not mind blowing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stizz19 (59) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber pour. Hazy orange pour with white head. Smells citruisy and malty. Tastes very citruisy as well, some malt and hop flavour, bitter finish. Overall just an ok imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Fresh bottle from West Coast Liquor. Not a good DIPA, lemony, not so drinkable. Looks OK, neutral regards aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014
2014-05-20, bottle, courtesy of Josh, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Cloudy golden color. Peculiar aroma, but nice; strong earthy, pungent hops, manure, iron/tomato sauce. Lean body; malt flavor, with mild straw and toffee character; strong bitterness, orange oils, some hop resins.
Good, but it seems that it’s not very fresh.

2014-03-10, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy amber color with small head. The aroma is sweaty but even more fruity. Good body strength, yet with a lean mouthfeel; malty flavor, quite sweet but not cloying, fruity nut with a nice mild animal character; strong bitterness that blends in well.
Well designed, strong and fruity.


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