Eyrish (63) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
perfect clear golden pour. full head, lingerie lace. Nicely carbonated. POW! great fruity hops. Well balanced and drinkable. A nice delicate bitter punch. I am a big fan. An extremely tasty IPA. Has to be one of my all time favorites in terms of availability, consistency and hoppy presence. Thank you lighthouse. Great bottle graphics too. IPA fans will not be disappointed
Harpoon1 (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Switchback is delicious, my new go to ipa. While very hoppy and aromatic, this beer is so perfectly balanced it is dangerously drinkable...Lighthouse has really stepped things up with this one and its so great to see a big Northwest IPA in a 6 pack!
bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
cfrancis (2016) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pourshazy gold with a small white top. Aroma is rather faint floral and pine hop. Taste is a bold in your face pine and floral bitterness. A little dank, a little sweet, all great.
roytheboy (9) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355mL bottle. Aroma: Bright fragrance with notes of sugar pine, lemon and grapefruit. Appearance: Clear Amber with a dusting of foam. Taste: Brilliant hoppy grapefruit with a hint of malt followed quickly by bitter-sweet. Palate: refreshing, slightly bitter. This is among the very best west-coast IPAs I’ve had on par with CC Red Racer and BR Racer 5,
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a perfectly clear gold, with a moderately thick head with great retention and lovely lace. Spicy hop aroma, with light malt sweetness. Nice hop bite and biscuity, lightly toasted malt flavour. Thick, creamy body - unusual for an IPA but tasty all the same. This is a solid, sessionable ale. Very nice!
MarkQ (81) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I avoided this beer for a while since I thought the label looked kind of tacky. To my surprise this is a decent beer. I love how the foam sticks around for so long. Slight grapefruit taste to it. Perfect IPA bitterness. Victoria’s got some great beers!
lupurus (3) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing citric hop smell right out of the bottle. Pours a transparent gold with steady carbonation and a dissipating head. Tastes great, hops right up front and on the finish, with just enough malt in the middle. Stacks up well in a saturated west coast IPA market. Lighthouse has been steadily edging away from its older, mediocre beers and toward more interesting and intense horizons. Switchback lands right in the middle, a very enjoyable and solid standard. I look forward to picking this up again in the future.
burnabyt (27) - - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.