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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: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - 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 (11770) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6153) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5798) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tropical hoppy noae citrus punch little weed light pale sweetness touch pf caramel. Amber good clarity nixe head and flavors are tropical up front citrus bitterness light dank touch of pale sweetness and caramel. Lingering fruity hop flavors. Solid stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5469) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle. Golden, big lacing cream colored head. Quite resiny hop nose. Papery malt, grassy, resiny hops. Relatively quick grassy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5358) - 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.


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