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Lighthouse Numbskull Imperial IPA

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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
An Imperial IPA brewed with Munich, Pale and Caramel malts. Contains very little logic or restraint. 9.1% Alc. / Vol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DomD (253) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle into glass. Nice strong hoppy citrus aroma. Pours a clear amber with white head. Taste is medium to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and bitter finish. An excellent IPA that goes down very easy for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle bought in Liberty Wine Merchants. Aroma and taste are tropical fruits, some flowers (similar to lagers, hm...), a little bit dirty on the background. Tropical fruits bitterness aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiskyBraj (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
Huge fruit bomb of an IPA. Sweet but not cloying malt base that has been hopped to hell and back. Surprisingly balanced and hides the 9.1% masterfully. Scarily easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martyfishman (3) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
Well, I may have come down hard on Litehouse for their "new" standard "shipwreck" IPA, but they have won me back with Numbskull. Compared to some other reviews, I found that the bitterness was not harsh, and that the beer was surprisingly light and smooth for a 9.1% ABV brew. Not at all the brute I expected, but rather a very smooth, slightly sweetish, mellow and balanced IIPA. Goes down as easy as any IPA I have had. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy notes is pretty refreshing with some residual sugar notes and bitterness also perceptible. Taste is also a mix of citrusy notes with medium level of bitterness with some residual sugar and light caramel malt notes distinguishable. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable beer but would improve with more attenuation and less bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Tried at Edmonton Craft Beerfest 2015. The best IPA of the day. Huge bitterness from the high IBU stomps on your tongue and doesn’t apologize. Huge citrus hop flavours follow with a strong malt backing. Can’t even tell it’s a 9%+ abv which is even more deadly. I liked this indeed...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1616) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de Beervana lors du CanBIF spring 2015, merci! Couleur orange foncé légèrement voilée, mousse blanc cassé meringuée laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de pêche, nectarine, malt, houblon fruité, touche florale, litchi? Goût de pêche, houblon résineux, pin, amertume moyenne-élevée, côté un peu jujube, floral, malt, alcool habilement camouflée. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanosX (54) - - APR 15, 2015
Golden with a thinner, slightly Lacey head. Aroma of grapefruit and fuzzy peaches (yep the candy). The peach candy continues as a base for the the citrusy hops in flavour. Very much a front of mouth experience. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
A solid IPA. Pours a dark golden. Aromas agree citrus and dank good. A touch thin and watery for a double IPA. Nice hoppy, and dank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (3139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours clear golden with a moderate frothy white top and some floaties. Aroma is tropical and citrus hops with some light biscuit malts. Taste is a moderate bitterness with citrus and tropical hop flavouring. Nicely balanced with the sweetness from the malt.

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