Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Numbskull Imperial IPA

Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Numbskull Imperial IPA

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4.2 out of 5
Aroma
4.2 out of 5
Flavour
3.8 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Great flavour and less intense than expected

  • Cons:

    Still a very strong and boozy beer

  • Conclusion:

    A nicely flavoured Imperial IPA that doesn't knock your socks off.

 

Lighthouse Brewing Numbskull Imperial IPA Review Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Numbskull Imperial IPA Review

The Numbskull is an Imperial IPA from The Lighthouse Brewing Company that is part of their uncharted series of limited release beers. At 9.1% alcohol this is a big, and surely intense brew. Pouring a clear, golden-amber colour, a thick finger of head tops the glass leaving a lace residue behind. The smell coming off this incredibly strong beer is of alcohol, strong northwest hops, tropical fruit and a touch of sweetness. The flavour is big on the hops and fruit making for a floral yet hoppy brew. The alcohol flavour is actually quite mild given the ABV rating and the beer is overall quite pleasant. The big fruit tones up front fade into a lightly sweet, caramel bitterness on the finish. Don’t get me wrong, this is a very strong beer but not as over the top as one may expect. In fact, I am a fan of this Vancouver Island Brew – drink with caution but none-the-less be sure to drink!

Alcohol – 9.1%
Size – 650ml
Hops – Citra & Galaxy
lighthousebrewing.com

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Old Lighthouse Numbskull Bottle Design

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Comments

  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 24 August, 2013, 12:43

    This was a very nice double ipa! Nothing crazy surprisingly.

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  2. Z
    Z 24 December, 2014, 10:47

    Friggin’ awesome.

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