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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy IPA is 80 IBUs and 6.5% alc/vol. Citra, Zythos and Falconer’s Flight hops combine to produce citrus, stone fruit and tropical flavours. The assertive bitterness of these hops is nicely balanced by medium bodied, fresh malt characters. Switchback IPA is a Pacific Northwest style IPA.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
This IPA poured a clear light yellow colour with a quick living head. Scents include pineapple, lemon and grass. First sip had medium carbonation with a good kick of hops. Flavours of citrus, spruce and grass could all be found. Finish was quite bitter with hop flavor lingering.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
355ml bottle. Clear pale golden body, big white fluffy head with good retention and nice lacing. Absolutely gorgeous nose: peaches, apricot jam, marmalade, candy sugar, floral hops and a light spicy finish. Taste doesn’t disappoint either: a noble and yet not excessive piney herbal hop bitterness, a good malty backbone, lightly yeasty and spicy. Light and yet flavorful. The best from the discovery pack the LCBO was selling.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2250) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
Pourshazy gold with a small white top. Aroma is rather faint floral and pine hop. Taste is a bold in your face pine and floral bitterness. A little dank, a little sweet, all great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1023) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Questionably fresh bottle from a questionably fresh mix-pack from the LCBO. Pours a nice clear amber with a big head. Aroma of fruit and not-so-fresh hops. Taste of malt, pine, aging hops, raisins, and booze. Still enjoyable, but I bet it would be great fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1781) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
355 mL bottle, and the only decent beer in the BC Mix-6 pack from the LCBO this past summer. Pale gold-tan with a very small head. Lovely hop aroma is mostly citrus (lemon/grapefruit) and a touch of pine resin. The flavour adds some pineapple to the mix. Not as much bitterness as some. A poor man’s Sculpin, which makes this one pretty solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear amber color. Light hop wheat smell. Grainy fragrant hoppy bitter taste. palate fades slow but balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle [355ml]. Pours a clear golden-orange with a large lasting fluffy white head. some lacing on the glass. Nice citrusy and piney hop aroma along with sweet malt and some fruit. Flavour is also citrusy and piney along with sweet malt, fruit and a long moderate bitter finish -- simple but quite pleasant. Medium+ bodied. Solid West Coast style IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Can: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of bitter and citrus hops notes is quite pleasant with some lightly sweet notes from the caramel malt. Taste is a good mix between some citrus hoppy notes with some notes of caramel malt which are sweeter then I would have liked. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed but a tad too much caramel malt and sweet for my own taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
bottle - pours a hazed gold-amber with a 3 finger meringue cap - laces the hell out of a glass. Big citrus and sweet pale malt nose some floral. Flavour is boiler plate west coast IPA decent drink, easy to drink too many. A good commercial craft IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2261) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
355 ml bottle from LCBO (part of BC Craft Brewers Sampler). Pours a clear orange colour with average-sized white-ish head. Aroma is solid piney hops with hints of citrus, as well as some caramel maltiness. Flavour has pretty strong pine resin, some spicy/peppery notes, subtler citric hops and slightly sweet caramel backbone. Finish has moderate bitterness. Good west coast IPA.


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