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Lighthouse Road Trip Fresh Hopped Dark Ale

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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: Brown Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Road Trip was brewed with Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts with hilarity, dreadful singing and fresh, new-season hops picked by the Lighthouse crew at Cedar Valley Hops Yards one fabulous day on Vancouver Island. New recipe each year.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cobaink2 (362) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle from beverage store in port albernie BC. Picked it up thought I would give it a go but was a bit hesitant considering we are way past fresh hop brewing time. The beer tastes of a brown with a bit of nutmeg and brown sugar, but not so much the sweetness. Not really any indication of hops. Just fine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
Rating #1442 - 17.01.2015 - Bottle from CBI Dark brown pour with a weak bubbly tan foam that disappears quickly. Aroma is strong roast malts, coffee, caramel, citrus. Taste is bold, earthy, with a light smokiness. Bitterness is fairly assertive. This is delicious, more CDA than a brown maybe, but flavour is on point.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6517) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle, thanks Todd! Clear brown amber, low offwhite head. Light nutty and toffee, toasted malt base with fine leafy, herbal (juniper) and pinelike hop notes, light earthy finish, spicy aftertaste. Slightly aged bottle with a hint of oxidation, but still has a very nice balance and is a pleasant drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8923) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and JJ. Medium-dark brown, amber highlights, off white head. Quite a bready and chocolatey nose, melon and mango hops. The palate is much more malty than hoppy, lots of milk chocolate, undertones are more fruity and nutty than overtly hoppy. Nice enough, but not as hoppy as I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3729) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Brown with tan head.Nose of light malt & citrus hops.Palate of sweet malt, lightly roasted with a faint hop finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Medium brown, has a nutty nose with lots of woody hops. Sweetish nutty brown ale character. The hops that were on the nose aren’t really show up either in bitterness or flavour, which is disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oldschool_Mike (291) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma is earthy. Taste is also very earthy hops with a little malt flavour. This beer is ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Boundary Crossing Liquor
Brown color, relatively clean, with medium sized head. The malt and caramel aroma is fresh and nice. The mouthfeel is dry; the caramel flavor has a cardboard accent, the bitterness is there, with some hop resins, but also light vegetable presence.
Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Nice malty and chocolatey aroma. Rich brown pour. Tastes pretty much the same as their regular dark ale but with some nice hop notes for added complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5395) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
650ml bottle pours a deep amber almost black color with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and citrus. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light grapefruit hop bitterness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A nicely done brew that is worth checking out.


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