Forgot to do this over the weekend, when I actually had Red Stripe, but nonetheless I think I remember it well enough.
Red Stripe is a Jamaican lager, distinguishable by the oddly shaped bottle (similar to Sessions Lager) and, of course, the red stripe. It’s not exceptionally hoppy, but still has a good flavor to it. Not much in the way of head, really, and in this case that’s a good thing–lighter lagers shouldn’t be poured with a head.
Though I tend to be a fan of ales and darker beers (stouts, dopplebocks, etc), I enjoyed Red Stripe quite a bit. It’s a beer I’d recommend to anyone who likes light lager. I greatly preferred it to Heinekin or Corona. The place where Red Stripe falls down, however, is the price. Though not overly expensive, it’s not exceptionally cheap either, which means it’s less likely to be purchased by broke-ass college students like you and me. That said though, if you don’t mind the slightly higher cost and you’re a fan of good light lagers, give Red Stripe a try. You won’t be disappointed.