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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
Light amber color. Nice hoppy aroma, fruity and sweaty. Good toffee flavor, crisp, smooth, with strong hopping of excellent quality, with mild hop resins and fruity.
Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15294) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13502) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is quite copper malt-heavy with spicy hops equally pronounced. Flavour features spicy, earthy hops, buttery malt to back, with a coppery-metallic tinge to it (but not necessarily in a bad way). Very enjoyable and well-constructed IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where surpassed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Draft - Pure grapefruit and fruity sweetness. Pale clear gold with a thick head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit with a quick punch of bitterness and a clean finish. Nice sessionable IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9283) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle sampled @ Edmonton Craft Beerfest. Bright clear golden colour, zippy fresh conifer/leafy hoppy nose and palate, light straw-like malts, intensely bitter finish. Delicious. I’m buying more of this for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Tap at Bitter Tasting Room. Pale golden orange pour with a tight white head. The nose has a little bit of pine and citrus with a touch of soft malt sweetness. A little bit of toast but still quite citrusy and fruity. Really simple, but quite a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7327) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 21, 2015
Cask at the Pump House, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is skunky malt, light citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth yeasty, zesty citrus, spicy hop bittter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7231) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Good IPA. Smells of super piney hops. Pours orange with great head and lacing. Finishes with some bitter grain and palate clearing mint. Far superior to their Beacon Hill. Lively carbonation. On tap at Garrick’s head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7150) - 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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