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

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Clear and golden straw yellow from the bottle with 1 finger white head that quickly fades. Hoppy aroma of citrus, peach and resin, with nice malty sweetness to round it out. Medium bodied with slightly more than average carbonation, the taste is sweet malt at first followed by a resinous/fruity hop bitter sweetness. Finish is long, crisp and slightly astringent. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle 355 ml from LCBO
Aroma: medium plus intense. Nice pine/spruce aroma. Fresh cut, aromatic with nice clan backing. 7+
Look: poured clear with larger white pillowy top. Nice lace on glass walls. 4-
Body/Palate/Taste: medium plus bodied. Medium carbonation. Lasting. Straight west coast IPA. Very clean work, nothing over complex. Low harshness. This is something I could drink often when want something bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
355 mL bottle from LCBO in the BC craft beer mixer, served cold in a tulip glass. Clear deep golden with a decent white head. Big, dank, pine, resin, peppery, citrus, apricots, tropical fruits, lovely hop aromas sufficient malt support, a great start! Medium body, full, fine effervescence. Fruity and juicy, then pine resin, then dank, then pepper, nice caramel backbone, good stuff; dry with good bitterness and a long, juicy, pine, fruity finish. Great success.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from a "BC pack" at LCBO. Golden pour, fast two finger white head. Nice hoppy citrus, resin and a little bit floral and cereal on the aroma. Medium, sticky body. Pretty lively. Bitter throughout with a nice balanced acidity. Medium bitter finish. Lacks complexity. I could use a bit more malty texture, but a solid hoppy IPA nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (420) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Slightly cloudy orange.yellow colour, thin head. Aroma of pineapple, exotic fruits, citrus, light pine. Taste is well balanced, finish is full but refreshing. Good ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (615) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours clear and light golden with good but slight head. Spruce aroma is faint. Taste starts sweet and finishes withedi grapefruit bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Druid (84) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2013
Nice hop aromas abound over a golden pour.nice mouth feel and good bitterness that hits the spot on a medium length finish. An excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle - 355ml. Golden body with average carbonation and a thin, fading white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with melon and grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, citrusy, and piney notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Enjoyable IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
355 mL Bottle. Yellow-gold body with a foamy white head that settles to a clingy film leaving foamy ribs on the glass as it is sipped. Aroma of sweet light malts, citrus and floral notes, and resiny hops. Flavor of sweet light malts, grapefruit rind, aftertaste of pink grapefruit rind and a matching finish with sharp but refreshing resiny hops. Another grapefruity IPA that has won my heart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Hard pour out of colourful bottle -- can’t tell if this cycling image is cool or cheese -- is deep orange with a classic ipa bumpy cap. Aroma is floral, citrus, & hoppy. Definite west coast ipa profile. Tasty & yet a little one dimensional. Wish I could get a six pack of this (this came in a 6 pack BC sampler to ease us centre of the world types in) even though it doesn’t pack the hop bomb wallop some of their rivals brew.


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