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Siren Red Ale - Lighthouse Brewing Company

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Siren Red AleSiren Red Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FondueVoodoo on 12-10-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Photo of BigBry
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

355 ml can.
This beer poured clear, red amber color, with an off-white head. Left thick, chunky lace but head itself didn't last.
It smells of biscuit caramel malt, and dark fruits, and some earthy hops.
The taste starts with toffee caramel, toasted malt, and lots of leafy and herbal hops. Alcohol stays hidden in the background.
The body is medium towards heavy, smooth, and creamy. Nice hoppy finish.
Overall, very impressed.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a shaker pint glass. One is immediately struck by the dark bronze color, near maroon, graced by a large frothy beige head. Aroma is fantastic and conveys sweet and hoppy in nigh-equal measure ... caramels, red licorice, dried mango, grapefruit rind and flesh, with a little pine resin. Palate conveys more spectacular caramel candy and black tea effects, root beer-like herbs, pineapple and papaya spears, dried spicy orange peel, cotton candy, and just enough pine needle to prevent things from veering too far into the cloying sweetness realm. The sweetness does exert its presence from start to finish, but a bitter hop spice also gathers steam and this tea bag element (get your mind outta the gutter) really does keep things anchored in "red IPA" territory although this is not advertised as such. Body and carbonation both rest comfortably in moderate territory. Loving the spicy tingle and resinous mouthfeel that persists well after the last drop is gone. When this style manages to successfully juggle the malt and hop-mediated flavors, integrating them all into one fruity, spicy, caramel pudding tea type of package (if you follow that), its one of my absolute favorites. Here we have indeed jumped over this bar and I will be stocking up accordingly.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a medium copper red with a finger of creamy beige head.

Smell- caramalts, citrus hop, touch of pine resin, hint of tropical fruits.

Taste- Starts with the sweetness of the caramalts then transforms to the bitterness of citrus hops. A pleasant bitterness along with the pine resin lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.Pleasant stickiness to the body.

Overall- A solid American Amber/Red from Lighthouse. A nice hop profile with a supporting caramalt sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355ml can, from a rather inexpensive 4-pack recently arrived here in Alberta. The Betty Page knockoff knockout on our labels has her wearing at least a bikini bottom, with a shoulder tattoo, for what it's worth. I like the one pictured here better.

This beer pours a clear, red brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally bubbly off-white head, which leaves some thick, patchy cobwebbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet biscuity caramel malt, dark reduced sugar, a sort of artificial black candied fruitiness, musty, over-steeped teabags, a hint of earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is more somewhat warm caramel pudding malt, a serviceable biscuity breadiness, the red licorice strands that I bought as a youngster in Banff's tourist shops, that didn't taste anything like real licorice, simmering brown sugar, and earthy, leafy, and fairly perfumed hops - the 16-proof booze doing well to manifest in such a low-key, gentlemanly manner.

The bubbles are pretty soft and innocuous, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight for the style, quite smooth, and more than a tad creamy. It finishes well off-dry, but strangely moderated, as the alcohol and understudy hops come into play in countering the huge lingering caramel, toffee, and fruit sweetness.

One kick-ass, heavy amber ale, from the sassy packaging, all the way through to the absurdly gentle finish. Big, and unabashedly brash in its sweetness, but hardly overbearing - just like a good siren should be. My blind ship could get into a whole lot of trouble if I were to choose to happily crush the remaining 3 cans - maybe I'll save them for another time.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip 28/2/14

A clear brownish amber with just a few visible bubbles but a large tan head has great retention and leaves thick unorganized lace deep down the glass

S lots of brown sugar and soft caramels, faint iced tea powder, those little red Swedish berry candies come at me in a big way, faint pine and sweet orange with more brown sugar

T some rind comes out a little, just a hint of booze but for 8% I'd say its well hidden, pine and caramels are a little stronger but less of the candy I was digging

M medium bodied, creams up from the bubbles, bitter and a little gritty, rind and burnt sugar lingers, no booze going down

O solid imperial red that goes down quick enough to leave a mark, I had little trouble taking down the 4 pack

This one just arrived in Alberta but the sweet malts shining through the hops like it has some age on it, call it "balanced" perhaps? I'd hope its fresh being a new arrival but either way I caught it at a good time.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Garnet color, half a finger of thin, white head, slight lacing on glass
S: Nice hop aroma, slight floral notes from the hops, slight roasted malt aroma, alcohol presence
T: NIce strong hop flavors, a little citrusy, some burnt sugar notes, finish is bitter and quite alcoholic
M: Medium-ish body, smooth and crisp at the same time, perfect level of carbonation, nice warming finish
O: I love me a good imperial (insert style here) beer, but this imperial red ale is just so well done, everything you could want, strong, hop aroma and flavour, very subtle roasted malts in the background just to round things out and a crisp and bitter finish

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for this one.

Poured from a 355ml can, no #freshbeer info.

Appearance: Looks more brown than red in the glass though some reddish tinges are visible. Frothy head lasts a good while and there's a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Resiny hops, sweet, tinged with caramel, very strong.

Taste: Strong, sticky hops, full nice caramel flavor, good sweetness. The flavor borders almost on a strong ale because the hops add to the flavor rather than make it bitter.

Mouthfeel: Starts smooth but gets progressively bitter but never becomes a "hoppy" ale. Very well rounded.

Overall: I loved this beer! Full flavor, great feel and easy to drink even at 8%. I'd make this a regular in my fridge.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Siren Red Ale from Lighthouse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.