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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: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (523) - 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 (6277) - 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 (4868) - 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 (1597) - 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 (2573) - 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.

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 (6519) - 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 (3067) - 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 (496) - 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.


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