UXO (1134) - CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: bright pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, pine, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, off-dry clean bitter finish. (4/5)
Excellent. Exactly the balance of hop-forward citrus, tropical fruits, and pine I like, with just enough pale malt supporting it. Lovely and bright, both in the aromas and in the pale gold colour. Despite the higher ABV and IBUs, it’s very drinkable. (16/20)
WhiskyBraj (12) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy and tropical. An easy drinking inoffensive IPA that is sure to please most IPA drinkers. Won’t blow you away with the body being a little thin. Crushable.
martyfishman (3) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hold your horses here... Shipwreck is NOT simply Switchback re-named. It is not a Pacific NW style IPA, and lacks the citrus/grapefruit, melon and pine aroma and flavour. It is now labeled as a "modern" style IPA. Not sure why they abandoned Switchback, perhaps because they wanted to do something the other local craft breweries weren’t doing, but I wish they’d "switch back" to Switchback. Shipwreck is a light beer with lots of flat bitterness but no depth, malt or aroma. Sorry, but I would substitute the "p" with a "t".
markschiedon (475) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking from a 355 ml bottle.
In the aroma citrus, hop bitterness.
The clear golden beer has a medium white head.
In the taste citrus and (surprise!) bitterness.
blackmetal (185) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted some caramel and grassy notes. Aslo noted some subtle fruit flavour. This is certainly above average
cmacklin (576) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a pale, clear gold with a medium, short-lived, white head that laces. Nice citrus hop aroma with pine and some tropical fruit. Sweet fruity flavour of grapefruit and tropical fruit with a dry, bitter, resiny, pine finish. Medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation. Nicely done, I enjoyed this brew.
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pour is light yellow/orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of light citrus hops, slight caramel, and a bit of spice. Not bad, sessionable.
Don2711 (309) - - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma floral. Golden appearance. Nicely balanced earthy hopy flavour and bitterness just right. A little sweet but no harm. Strength excellent will try again.
jeevan (215) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Cask at JDW. Pours golden. Floral nose. Moderate bitterness. Slight fruitiness, maltiness and bubblegum. Earthy with some citrus tang. Not bad
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at a pub in Vancouver. Aroma was fresh citrus hops. Flavor was hops up front and deliciousness throughout. Overall fairly sweet. I enjoyed it quite a bit.