Barnacle Wheat IPA | Lighthouse Brewing Company

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Barnacle Wheat IPABarnacle Wheat IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CookstLiquor on 04-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by CookstLiquor:
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. The label looks like it's taking a shot at Driftwood's Fat Tug IPA. It pours a striking bright yellow colour. The nose is full of musty, funky hop notes like melon skin, pineapple and exotic tropical fruits. The taste is similarly bold and fruity with a huge hit of bitterness on the finish. Definitely one for the hopheads.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber, split in hotel glassware in Vancouver

Quite light bodied - definitely a "white IPA" - healthy white foam. Aromas are strong on the grassy notes and citrus compliments. The flavors surprisingly clashed pretty significantly for me - far too bitter, stale grass, citrus peel. Just needs to be toned down - the style should be bright and layered not bitter and aggressive. Didn't enjoy this.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lighthouse Brewing's 'Barnacle Wheat IPA' @ 8.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle puchased for $5.60

A-pour is a pale clean gold from the bottle to glass (with no wheat hazyness ... hmm) with a small off white head leaving a minimal lace ring along the stein

S-more pine than citrus to the nose

T-not a standard PNW IPA , very clean & crisp tasting , mild bitter finish

MF-low/mild carbonation , medium to full bodied , not as bitter on the palate as
some PNW IPA's

Ov-ok beer , not the wow factor that I'm looking for in a local IPA , certainly not in the league of Driftwood-Fat Tug as the label might want you to beleive

prost LampertLand

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Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of smekermann
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of wordemupg
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into tulip 17/8/13

A hazed bright yellow with a few streams of tiny bubbles streaming up the side, just a finger of foam but its dense and long lasting, three rings of foam followed by some random patches

S apple juice, canned pineapple, wheaty cereal, faint spruce and a little perfume, I get more tropical notes but I can't quite place it, a little spice as it warms

T more of the same really, the kiwi hops shine and the wheat's there but not a focal point, some lemon rind I didn't smell

M light for the strength and well carbonated almost to the point of foam, quite gritty and a mild bitter snap and a little soapy thrills gum on the finish

O smell and taste could've gone higher so slightly inflated overall, light bodied with tropical kiwi hops, the 8% is well concealed and I downed the whole bomber with no problems

I rather liked this one and considering it was a random beer I've never heard of I'm quite happy with my 5$ bottle

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Photo of 604growler
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of canucklehead
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On the money for the style , super drinkable for the ABV, citrus and wheat notes combined with the hops but wrapped up in a smooth balanced beer that may be the best White IPA in BC.
The perfect big beer for the summer. This is a brewery that continues to impress/

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Photo of ZachT
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Barnacle Wheat IPA from Lighthouse Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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