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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
90
outstanding

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 4
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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-04-2014 09:54:58 | More by schnarr84
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 21:45:47 | More by CalgaryFMC
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BarneyGumble

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-26-2014 20:47:33 | More by BarneyGumble
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-11-2014 14:44:00 | More by Kmat10
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-16-2014 15:11:17 | More by rogerdandy
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 05:39:49 | More by leaddog
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-02-2014 15:21:08 | More by sclitch
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-18-2014 02:49:08 | More by EskimoDave
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2014 01:41:30 | More by IanSpindler
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-15-2014 22:54:28 | More by artemh
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-09-2014 22:42:46 | More by LampertLand
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: can

03-05-2014 03:42:37 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 05:10:27 | More by wordemupg
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Hoptoria

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-28-2014 21:30:46 | More by Hoptoria
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2014 16:10:23 | More by McBastard
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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

Serving type: can

01-29-2014 02:10:19 | More by ZachT
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

12-13-2013 05:23:38 | More by tom10101
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 11:12:57 | More by papat444
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krankyjoe

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-03-2013 16:38:03 | More by krankyjoe
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-22-2013 13:12:17 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355ml can. Pours a deep copper/orangey brown colour. The smell is off-the-charts fruity. It's tropical and lush. There's plenty of the same on the palate. It's a fruity melange like Fruit Loops. So much going on. The megadose of hops responsible for this fruit explosion, however, also packs a wallop of bitterness on the finish, bordering on unbalanced. We didn't remember the bottled version being this bitter. You have to really be OK with big IBUs to drink this.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 23:24:08 | More by CookstLiquor
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-16-2013 01:27:05 | More by pudoo
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy orangy/amber color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately and leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus with toasty malts and burnt caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, slightly piney resins, toasty malts, sweet caramel and maybe a slight nuttiness. Nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:44:21 | More by SebD
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now this is my kind of girl. Props to the artist that created this Siren, Va-va-voom!! (a la Archie comics)

Appearance. Pours a deep amber with a little haze and a big, 2+ fingers of cream coloured head that leaves some sexy lacing.

Smell. Big citrusy hops, with a little smooth yeast, exotic tropical fruits and caramel. Smells like my kind of an amber!

Taste. Nice big citrusy hops again. Lots of grapefruit and some orange with a medium bitter grapefruit rind finish. The caramel malts are there as well and taste slightly spicy (rye? ...maybe just the hops), but the hops are front and center and in this style, that's a very good thing imo.

Taste. Medium+ body with very smooth, medium carbonation.

Overall. Just an awesome amber. I'm not a big fan of most in the style, but this is some tasty stuff. Lighthouse just seems do no wrong these days!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 03:21:04 | More by Rutager
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-10-2013 23:33:53 | More by KalanM
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Siren Red Ale from Lighthouse Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.