- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3.1 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Road Trip Fresh-Hopped Dark Ale – Lighthouse Brewing, 6.2% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Victoria, BC, Canada) (*local BC Craft beer*)
on the front-right label:
“Fresh-hopped or wet-hopped beers use fresh, green whole, undried hops directly from the hop bines, and can only be brewed at hop harvest time. Road Trip is an American-style hoppy brown ale brewed this year with Cascade and Chinook hops picked fresh at Chilliwack Hop Farms.”
- Style: (fresh-hopped) Brown Ale
- Taste: Sweet brown sugar barley malt background resiny green hops gag reflex finish
- Where I got it : Liquor Barn / N. Bby
- How much: $7 (after 10% off) – 650ml., December 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Visual: Love the artwork, big fan of the Beatles. Pours very dark brown with minimal head, thin ringed retention with a medium island, scattered singular streams.
Nose: sweet brown sugar barley malts, cocoa (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: very crisp bite
Mid-palate: brown sugar barley malt, (lvl-6-sweetness), airy-green grassy hops,
Finish: low hop bitterness, light toasty barley malt, residual lingering med sweetness, cocoa exhale
Summary: The initial brown sugar malty sweet attack is pleasant but once the hops kick in it becomes too resinous-airy and looses its structure. The finish has a bit of a gag reflex.