Lighthouse Tasman Ale
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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Tasman Ale is brewed with the Tasmanian hop varieties Topaz and Summer, along with Motueka and Rakau from the Tasman region of New Zealand. Fresh and crisp, this copper hued ale features distinctive tropical fruit characters, clean and light bittering and a soft malt body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 11, 2012
On tap.It’s Race Rocks with some NZ hops thrown in. The advertising and description and make this look like one for the beer geeks, but nope. Bready with a mild peach twist.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11351) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle @ BC Liquors. Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose is kind of innocuous. Minimal hop aromas. Just sort of grassy and floral, maybe a touch vegetal. Some sweet bread in there as well. Flavor is similarly bland. Some bread, cracker, and. Dry faint hops. Notes of grass and dried flowers. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
From the Lighthouse Sampler. A very peppery start with sweet toffee. Is balanced with a mineral-like bitterness, tropical fruit in the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Golden-amber, slightly chewy, the malts are a bit chewy, but there’s some florals from the NZ, bubbly head, sweetish overall, leaning towards chewy, with just a touch of NZ hops. Decent beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
A mostly underwhelming and boring APA with a lightly toasted cara malt and mild hops. Pours a pale golden amber with a thick soapy beige head. The nose is sweet, toasty and grassy with mild citrus hop aromas. Quite mild overall with a good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Druid (90) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Beautiful hop aromas with a nice lite malt backbone. Pours a nice amber colour and has a very typical ale taste. Nice bitterness and a medium length finish. An excellent example of an American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Golden with small head. Very mild pale ale. Light hops and very dry finish. Reminds me a bit of Vernors.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room on Hastings in Vancouver. A pale orange amber with a bit of head. No nose to speak of. Not sure how to describe the taste and mouth feel. Slightly sweet with a trace of malt. No bitterness detected. It’s beer (I guess) but only barely. Nuh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrFecesious (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
On tap at sunset. Clear orange gold. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Pungent. Taste is dry malt. Late dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4322) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Well-balanced nothing-at-all beer. Not sure where it starts, where it begins, and it ends quick. Pours orange with good lacing, some head. Finishes a little sour with slight sweetness. On tap at Garrick’s Head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (190) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Bottle to Unibroue tulip.

Aroma: Sour but floral, biscuit undertones, the aroma is mostly in favor of the hops. Lots of citrus, spice and biscuit.

Appearance: Clear dark amber with a mousse-like white head.

Taste: Lots of bittersweet in this with a bitter finish.

Palate: Thin, somewhat dry and bitter finish which unfortunately reminds me of an ashtray. This hop variety seems to have more fruit taste to it rather than plant but maybe I’m imagining shit. Biscuit finish. This is pretty clean and refreshing.

Overall: Great beer...good balance, high drinkability. Definitely well crafted.

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