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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 87   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 Falconerís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
A nice hoppy IPA. Pours a standard golden. Nose is resin and and weeds. Very green and piney flavors. Nice stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Smells hoppy. Rates hoppy. It was an ipa that was good but didnít stand out that much to me. Decent beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1228) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
(bottle) clear amber colour with a small white head; aromas of citrus, plums; predominantly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish; nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - 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 (548) - 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 doesnít 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 (2351) - 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 (1075) - 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 (1873) - 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 manís 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 (521) - 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 (6045) - 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.


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