tmalaher (304) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
On tap. Excellent IPA. Light yellow. Nice Hoppy bitterness and balanced malt. Enjoyed. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Aroma is earthy and dank. Flavor is hoppy, bitter, citruscy. Pours light yellow with a thin head
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Can. Pours to a hazy yellow with a thick head. Medium carbonation. Spicy hoppy aroma, floral notes. Taste is mildly bitter, with moderate floral flavouring hops. Also some citrus notes. Warms to a very mild malt sweetness. Full-bodied. Finish is floral hops, maybe a touch of spruce. Pretty good, although with bitterness levels it would be more of an aggressive American Pale Ale than a IPA, but regardless it has a lot of nice hop flavours. tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2016
Bottle@Teahouse, Vancouver. Golden color, frothy white head. Citric hop aroma. Smooth flavor that follows the aroma. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice. UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Appearance: bright pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, pine, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, off-dry clean bitter finish. (4/5)
Excellent. Exactly the balance of hop-forward citrus, tropical fruits, and pine I like, with just enough pale malt supporting it. Lovely and bright, both in the aromas and in the pale gold colour. Despite the higher ABV and IBUs, it’s very drinkable. (16/20)
WhiskyBraj (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
Creamy and tropical. An easy drinking inoffensive IPA that is sure to please most IPA drinkers. Won’t blow you away with the body being a little thin. Crushable. martyfishman (3) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015 does not count
Hold your horses here... Shipwreck is NOT simply Switchback re-named. It is not a Pacific NW style IPA, and lacks the citrus/grapefruit, melon and pine aroma and flavour. It is now labeled as a "modern" style IPA. Not sure why they abandoned Switchback, perhaps because they wanted to do something the other local craft breweries weren’t doing, but I wish they’d "switch back" to Switchback. Shipwreck is a light beer with lots of flat bitterness but no depth, malt or aroma. Sorry, but I would substitute the "p" with a "t". markschiedon (682) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
Drinking from a 355 ml bottle.
In the aroma citrus, hop bitterness.
The clear golden beer has a medium white head.
In the taste citrus and (surprise!) bitterness.
blackmetal (236) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Tasted some caramel and grassy notes. Aslo noted some subtle fruit flavour. This is certainly above average cmacklin (1175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a pale, clear gold with a medium, short-lived, white head that laces. Nice citrus hop aroma with pine and some tropical fruit. Sweet fruity flavour of grapefruit and tropical fruit with a dry, bitter, resiny, pine finish. Medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation. Nicely done, I enjoyed this brew.