Shipwreck IPA | Lighthouse Brewing Company

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Shipwreck IPAShipwreck IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
lighthousebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Switchback IPA

Added by Siriusfisherman on 03-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
29
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 3/4" cream coloured head that left a nice lacing over amber coloured liquid with excellent clarity. Can't ask for much more out of an IPA.

S: Pine, earth, grass, grapefruit; smells like we have a hop bomb on our hands. It smells similar to Pliny the Elder.

T: Pine, grapefruit, grass and earth up front that gives way to a tasty and sweet malt base. Extremely tasty.

M: Medium viscosity and medium level of somewhat foamy carbonation.

O: Beautiful. Red Racer IPA and Driftwood Fat Tug move over; there is a new kid in town and he's not pulling any punches. I have no problem saying that this is easily one of Canada's best IPAs. It has the smell profile of Pliny the Elder and the taste profile similar to Stone IPA but more grassy and earthy, and with a better tasting and sweeter malt backbone to finish it up.

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Photo of houseofstone
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer. Great, not too overpowering hops, with a touch of that golden ale sweetness - one of my all time favourites.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold with a frothy white head, great retention & lace. I don't usually comment on the packaging, but they've done a REALLY great job here. Great art work on an open six-pack, non-twist-off, 355mL bottle like a newer American stubby (like Sierra Nevada). As much as I love it, I'd love to see this in cans!

S: Very perfumy. Definitely some Simcoe and Amarillo here, with a few other new school hops for plenty of depth: Tangerine, pine, lemon grass, gooseberry, nectarine, a bit dank.

T: Piny resin, tangerine, lemon grass, nectarine, mango, gooseberry (but not really catty), bit of sponge toffee from the malt, solid bitterness.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a light hop acidity.

D/O: Really an all-around great brew. This is in the same league as the Red Racer and Fat Tug IPA... and the bitterness and hopping (aroma & flavour) do seem to fall between the two. Actually, the plethora of hops is probably on-par with Red Racer, but the bitterness is a bit less assertive than the mighty Fat Tug.

I'll be buying this one. Lately I've preferred the assertive bitterness of the Fat Tug over the Red Racer Hop fix (bong water?)... but I don't always feel like opening a whole bomber. I can see myself drinking this new-school IPA, as well as the more sessionable, old-school Hophead from Tree.

Their small brewer, big flavour series has certainly showed they have talent. I'm glad this is now routinely available.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Rutager
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a very clear, rich yellow-gold with a bit of amber and a finger of white head.

Smell. Big, big hops. Tons of citrus, sweet pineapple, and a bit of grass and cedar.

Taste. Nice toasty malts and again big, big hops. Loads of citrus rinds and grapefruit juice. Not an excessively bitter finish, but the hops do linger a bit. Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Below medium in body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. An awesome ipa. Instant addition to the regular local rotation.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn , Lighthouse is shooting for the stars with this new IPA. Big , hoppy and a citrus nose to die for. I remember how their first IPA was very conservative and styled after the British versions but this IPA is pure PNW and ranks alongside Phillips,Tree and Driftwood as one of the best In BC.

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Photo of Sathanas
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dazdave
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excelllent beer served on tap at alibi room in Vancouver. Not picking much up smell wise besides citrusy grapefruit. Told this has a bunch of NZ hops. Whatever it is its quite delish. A well balanced beer. I get more of a dank tangerine profile going on. So the sips of this beer start off dry and bitter and finish with a slightly sweet nectarine oiliness. A very unique beer. Incredibly drinkable. Goes well with food too.

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Photo of beer-fan-1
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Shipwreck IPA from Lighthouse Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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