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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (658) - 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 (91) - 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 (3196) - 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 (381) - 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 (672) - Toronto, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Golden amber color. Nose is strong citrus hop. Hints of grapefruit. Taste is dominated by the bitter hops with a slight Caramel malt hint. A tasty ipa. True to the west coast style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours golden amber colour with fluffy head. Citrus aroma, initially bitter then with some malty sweetness. Pleasant bitter aftertaste. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
355ml bottle, 6.5% a/v Pours a reasonable gold colour, slightly darker than Canadian, a foamy white head and decent carbonation. Aroma is stone fruits, grass, citrus, and a hint of pear. The taste is quite hoppy with a fruity and citrusy flavour to it, the stone fruit smell and taste addition to this is absolutely brilliant and I need to find out what hops create that! The palate is full and smooth. Overall, this is a tremendous IPA, far more complex and balance than the average West Cost IPA which just punches you in the face with Cascade. Well done Lighthouse!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2486) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
From the LCBO, in the BC Craft Brewers Guild Natural Selections 6-pack. Pours a clean rich golden with a big frothy off-white head, great retention and lots of foamy lace. Quite a beautiful head. Fresh grassy hops with some grapefruit and pine notes. Nice smooth bitterness with a little dryness. The grain is tasty and does balance out the hops. So, grass and cereal in the finish. A really like this one as not a hopbomb, not a macro IPA, but very well-blended to go down nicely, stay refreshing, but still be a real IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2255) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
355 ml bottle from a mix of bc beers the lcbo randomly imported. This is the best of the pack. A blonde ipa with a lean malt body and ample hopping. Hells yes.


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