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Switchback IPA - Lighthouse Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Switchback IPASwitchback IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Siriusfisherman on 03-15-2012)
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-26-2013 23:57:35 | More by kjyost
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-26-2013 00:07:31 | More by jmkoscie
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.8%

08-15-2013 14:57:40 | More by cfalovo97
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-15-2013 07:13:34 | More by intoxabroad
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-11-2013 04:10:12 | More by CWVegas
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-18-2013 06:29:23 | More by 1stOffender
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-02-2013 23:52:01 | More by IanSpindler
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-02-2013 03:48:43 | More by McBastard
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance - Pours an amber/copper colour with two finger of foamy white head. Good lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Citrus hops, caramalts, tropical fruit, hint of pine resin.

Taste - Citrus hops with a moderate bitterness level, along with caramalts and tropic fruit. Nice touch of pine to balance it out.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation that leaves a nice tingle.

Overall - A well-crafted and enjoyable American IPA by Lighthouse. Nice hop profile that is on par with the style.

07-01-2013 04:14:40 | More by leaddog
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +1%

355ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- Golden orange, two fingers of white head that reduces to a thin layer

S- Mix of citrus and tropical fruits, touch of sweetness, little pin hops

T- Lots of tropical fruits, little citrus fruits, orange rind and pines

M- Good carbonation, medium bodied, bitter but not over bitter, the citrus lingers for a long time

O- Very good, very well balanced not too hoppy or bitter, really like the tropical and citrus fruits

06-10-2013 00:00:41 | More by Kmat10
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev 0%

16oz pint at Three Boars on a pleasant spring Monday evening.

This beer appears a clear, medium golden amber hue, with a thin cap (no worries, I always appreciate a decent pour - kudos, Chuck!) of thinly foamy, yet faintly creamy off-white head, which leaves a few sparse instances of streaky lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of grapefruit and orange peel, caramel cream, fairly bitter pine resin, a bit of near-stale lemon, and a soft green earthiness. The taste is a surprising uptick in the bitterness, spread deftly across a somewhat tropical fruitiness - grapefruit, papaya, and mandarin orange - with further dank pine needles propping things up, before slowing ceding minority control to a simple, and softly bready caramel malt. That indistinct drying earthiness hangs out, kicking it a bit as well.

The carbonation is a tad frothy at times, but generally low-key in its support, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops nicking in here and there. It finishes off-dry, a wee bit surprisingly, as the now musty caramel malt benefits from the (time well) spent-seeming nature of the hops.

A rather enjoyable bitter, fruity Yankee IPA, whose grace stems from its ability to convince me from the outset that this is a truly balanced affair. Sessionable? Sure - unless all the other patrons ordering it around me drain the keg first (and at 8 bones a pop at that!).

05-14-2013 01:36:18 | More by biboergosum
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-07-2013 04:24:12 | More by ericj551
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2013 23:37:57 | More by 604growler
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-08-2013 10:15:42 | More by smekermann
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-11-2013 19:03:21 | More by JonnyBeers
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-09-2013 01:16:36 | More by cbnz
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-29-2012 02:33:10 | More by KalanM
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thefullpython


3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

10-31-2012 10:10:46 | More by thefullpython
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robuncorked


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-18-2012 20:55:24 | More by robuncorked
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-25-2012 03:16:45 | More by ChuckGnarly
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-06-2012 06:24:34 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottle from Rutager, 12oz into a tulip.

Clear orange with a nice two finger white head. Nice retention and lacing. Nose has some light citrus, pale malt and a light pineiness. Taste has some solid citrus flavours, and a light earthy/piney bitterness. Lightly sweet bready malt. Medium feel, fairly notable bitterness. A solid IPA.

06-30-2012 04:23:02 | More by liamt07
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -9%

From notes accumulated since the birth of Zoe.

Thanks to chickenm for this one.

Poured from a 355ml. bottle.

Appearance: Mostly clear with a slight chilled haze on a yellow-gold body. Eggshell white head that is easily 4 fingers and slowly recedes but not less than a fat finger. Some hanging lacing.

Smell: Fresh fruit, hops, melon, sweet mango and light pineapple. Very powerful aroma.

Taste: Starts a bit tame with some grapefruit, nothing strong then segues into a peach syrup flavor. Strong biscuity malt upfront kind of overshadows the hops. Gets better as it warms as some spiciness and plush orange appear.

Mouthfeel: Very balanced but maybe a bit too conservative? The finish is nice and the overall feel is crisp.

Overall: Don't drink this one too cold or you might miss some nuances. A good IPA but for me, not top tier.

06-27-2012 23:01:50 | More by papat444
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Thanks to Rutager for this bottle. No freshness info apparent. Poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Light to medium orange. Translucent. One finger of cream coloured head that reduced to a thin layer.

S - Nice mix of citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, peach, mango and tangerine. A very slight sweetness is present.

T - Sharp bitterness up front with grapefruit, pine and tangerine notes. The tropical fruit from the nose doesn't translate to the palate. A trace of malt sweetness is present in the background.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

06-10-2012 19:50:19 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-09-2012 05:40:44 | More by oldp0rt
Switchback IPA from Lighthouse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.