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

bottled
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RATINGS: 88   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burnabyt (27) - - FEB 9, 2013
Pours 1 finger frothy head. Recedes but maintains a nice milky lace. Clear golden body. Woody tobacco aroma. Taste is very nice. Earthy, bitter, slight sweet tangerine finish. A solid PNW IPA. The back up goaltender to Fat Tug. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (774) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Jaune/cuivre avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme des agrumes et un peu de fruits tropicaux. Le goût est d’agrumes avec un peu du malt. Corps moyen. Un bon IPA du région.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Clear golden coliur with a small moderately dense head. Strong resinous aroma, slight sweetness on the smell. Not as biting as I would have hoped, but the mouthfeel is quite nice. Mildly bitter, slightly grassy, short aftertaste. Sparkling and well balanced with a decent body to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2845) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
The aroma is nice fresh hops, flowers, earth. The appearance is amber, white head. The flavor is flowers, citrus, pine. The finish is citrus, flowers. Medium in body. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markpseg (12) - - JUL 24, 2014
Typical/Archetype NW IPA. Solid hop profile. High on the bitterness spectrum. Likely served a little too cold. Rounded out nicely after warming up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Strong citrus grapefruit up front, followed by sweet/caramel malts. There is a light lingering pine taste and a strong but not overpowering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
khays (57) - - APR 24, 2014
Smells of tropical fruit with a hint of malt. Pours amber colour, large carbonation bubble visible with a light head with mostly fine bubbles. Tastes slightly sweet with caramel, pineapple, citrus like, lightly floral. Medium body, large carbonation, astringent and bitter finish. A decent beer, good flavour, but I would like to see more malty flavours to round out the bitterness a bit more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1050) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Rating #1019 - March 9, 2014 - Bought in celebration of new job. #hint. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, grapefruit, citrusy, toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and cookie dough malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious. Up there with central city, among the best Canadian IPAs

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
355ml brown bottle. Pours golden, fairly clear. Small white cap with lots of leftover foam in the glass. Hoppy nose with big citrus and a bit of fruit. Taste has grapefruit and orange notes, clean and dry malt base. Aftertaste is grapefruity, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. A solid IPA and a good value for the $.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (453) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Drank out of the bottle. Aroma was delightfully hoppy and clear notes of citrus. Taste was hoppy with notes of pineapple, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, misc citrus, pine, etc. A delicious beer that is both crisp and refreshing. A new favourite of mine!


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