fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Red dark amber color, beautiful, with compact head. Mild aroma, caramel. Good body strength, powerful caramel flavor, that, not in strength but in style, reminds me of the profile of English Barley Wines, medium sweet, a bit nutty; strong bitterness with a good balanced mix of hop resins and dark fruits.
Good beer, they got the max out of the ingredients.
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually quite impressed by this brew. Pours out a dark ruby colour with a thin off yellow head. The nose is sweet and malty with hints of caramel, toffee, pine resin and big grapefruit. Nice and full flavour profile with a bit of a sweet caramel mid palate. Big grapefruit and pine notes on the finish with a moderate bitterness. Overall a nice brew.
reebtogi (3795) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can pours amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grainy with some grapefruit. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness with a grainy malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation leaving a grainy feeling on the palate. A pretty high quality brew coming from a can and definitely recommended.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 355 ml can from a 4-pack purchased at BC Liquor Store in North Burnaby. The pour reveals a deep, dark (dare I add delicious?) reddish amber ale, with generous beige head. Citrus piney hops lead the flavor parade, with a muted but noticeable malt backing. Wow! This baby has my vote. This is one of the most interesting local beers to come out of an aluminum can since Red Racer IPA. Congratulations to the folks at Lighthouse for this one!
Eyrish (81) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour, mediocre head with lasting lace. Sweet hoppy nose, fresh blast. Very nice balance of hops and malts. Sweet on the tongue, but fades away and ends with a bit of bitter. Wasn’t sure what to expect with this offering from lighthouse. Admit, I was surprised in a good way. The high alc. didn’t ruin the flavours. Enjoyable and would be had again. Thanks for the leftovers lagerboy.
Lagerboy (1020) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml can. Mostly clear deep red copper, foamy tan head settles into a lasting ring. Evergreen citric sweet malt aroma, orange and grapefruit. Piney citric hop, toasty caramel malt taste, earthy and faintly floral. Average carbonation, medium bodied, medium hopped. ABV is well hidden. Well balanced and very tasty, a pleasant surprise; at first glance thought this would be a 4 pack of malty liquor. (Amusing they had to cover her crack but were allowed to leave a coin slot and side boob.) NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can (355 ml). Thanks to FondueVoodoo! Clear dark red with a medium spotty easy to revive beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, pine, citrus and soapy notes. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel, pine, malt, citrus, light soap and moderate bitterness. Alcohol warming. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Harsh and oily/resinous mouthfeel. Dry finish. Lack of balance and drinkability.
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity malty aroma. Dark amber appearance with decent lace. Malty start with a hoppy/piney finish. A very nice imperial red ale. Much better than expected and very little burn for a strong ale. Will buy again.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark red with ivory head and good lacing. Aroma is a mix of red fruits, caramel, maple, pine, soapy hops. Taste has cherry marmelade, citrus, caramel, maple, pine, light to medium bitterness, a bit sweet but thats what you expect from an imperial red. Medium body.
blomster (222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Red copper pour with a dirty brown head. Bready malts, quite a bit of earthy, grassy hops. Medium to full bodied, long finish. Tasty stuff. Seems like Lighthouse are putting out quite a few quality brews these days.