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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Dull amber, thin head aroma is caramel and fruity, slightly citrusy hop. Has some nice sweet lychee character, soft caramels, and maybe a little overripe peach. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 Rating #1019 - March 9, 2014 - Bought in celebration of new job. #hint. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, grapefruit, citrusy, toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and cookie dough malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious. Up there with central city, among the best Canadian IPAs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
355ml brown bottle. Pours golden, fairly clear. Small white cap with lots of leftover foam in the glass. Hoppy nose with big citrus and a bit of fruit. Taste has grapefruit and orange notes, clean and dry malt base. Aftertaste is grapefruity, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. A solid IPA and a good value for the $.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (943) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Drank out of the bottle. Aroma was delightfully hoppy and clear notes of citrus. Taste was hoppy with notes of pineapple, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, misc citrus, pine, etc. A delicious beer that is both crisp and refreshing. A new favourite of mine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2971) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Pale body white head nice lacing. Aroma Of Pune and sweet fruit. Nice bitterness. Smooth. Quality IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2510) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Smells hoppy. Rates hoppy. It was an ipa that was good but didn’t stand out that much to me. Decent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2065) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1009) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (740) - 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.

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