Race Rocks Ale | Lighthouse Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
lighthousebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of the finest specialty malts gives Race Rocks Ale it’s smooth, complex character and deep chestnut colour. Don’t let its dark colour scare you; toasted biscuit flavours with subtle notes of caramel and chocolate make Race Rocks an exceptionally mellow, well balanced ale to please any taste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,185
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
68
pDev:
9.21%
 
 
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5
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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Copix
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NordicIslander
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Little to no head, regardless it dissipated quickly. Color is cola/caramel. Get a bit of malts and caramel nose. Malt and biscuit taste. Nice sweet finish at end. Carbonation pretty much was nowhere to be found during last third of the glass; beer was finished in roughly 10 minutes so that speaks to how quickly the head and carbonation get away on you. To be clear, the flavour of the beer is absolutely satisfying but beer becomes somewhat listless and watery toward the end.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lighthouse Brewing 'Race Rocks Ale' @ 5.2% , served from 3 x 355 ml bottles

A-pour is amber from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a thin tan head which is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-(even thou I'm plugged)bready , caramel , hint of nuts

T-again bready , caramel malt , thick

MF-low mild carbonation , light medium body

Ov- this the flagship beer from Lighthouse at times it tastes like an Brown ale , ok beer

prost LampertLand

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Photo of drstafford
4/5  rDev +5.3%

one of my new standard 'go-to' beers now, starting to see this in calgary now!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +5.3%

This is a lovely, easy to drink Amber Ale. The flavours in this beer pop out at you - hints of caramel, coffee and a slight nut undertone. The deep colour and consistent head make it a lovely, sessionable brew.

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Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Kjbuck624
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into English pub glass. A rich reddish bronze hue with a foamy beige head of moderate size and a decidedly malt-forward aroma, caramel and faint chocolate biscuit with some green floral English hops (Goldings to my nose). Palate is nutty, lightly roasted, and redolent with malt complexity, hops in a decidedly supportive role but this works superbly well here. There is hazelnut and perhaps a hint of almond initially, with these elements duly replaced by some light apricot and chocolate for the middle section, with the almond and cashew notes returning for the finish along with further earthy hops. Low to moderate carbonation and smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. Wonderful English ale with a perfect degree of caramel sweetness, variegated nuttiness, and solid hop character. Also relatively easy to track down in Alberta and BC.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacBrew
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

S- I've enjoyed this beer about a decade now and I'll pick it if I find it on tap a a local and they usually have it on tap. But I do enjoy it after most soccer matches and it's a favorite amongst the team after a win. In fancy, the squad will fight for the last one.
A- amber in colour and clear with a nice snowy head, (but harder to see if it's in a can!
S- some malty nose and sweetness but not too overwhelming.
T- creamy and a nice sweet roasted Carmel, with a slight touch of bitterness.
M- easy drinking and a great session beer. Goes down smooth.
O- Race Rocks has been a staple for many years and though the recipe has altered over the years, it's still a beer I'll ask for.
Nice work Lighthouse!
Cheers,
MacBrew

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Race Rocks Ale from Lighthouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 68 ratings