Shipwreck IPA | Lighthouse Brewing Company

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Shipwreck IPAShipwreck IPA
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4.03/5
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127 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,180
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
127
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mick303
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip this had a large rocky white head and left some pretty solid lacing. Colour is a bright medium gold with fair bit of carbonation. Leaves a nice lacing. 4

S – a bit hop kick to it. Lots of oily delicious hops, grapefruit, pine sap, mango, lots of florals, clean biscuit malt with a mild marzipan note. Exotic fruits, papaya, cherry, and a herbal spiciness to boot. Lots of hops. 4

T – starts fruity, with more of the exotic tropical notes, mango, pine, grapefruit, with some light tree nuts, stone fruits and florals coming in, a clean biscuit malt. Oiliness and a herbal kick, olives, lemon, has a distinct creaminess to it before the finish dries it out and leaves a pleasant balanced bitterness, herbal oils and long aftertaste. Really full profile and the balance is pretty great, bitterness is not extreme and the hops are really tasty. 4.5

M – moderate body and carbonation, creamy body with a good degree of oiliness to it, finish is crisp with some dry carbonation and a long aftertaste. Gets the job done nicely. 4

The market for pacific IPAs is competitive to say the least. I think this is definitely capable of holding its own, lots of juicy citrus fruitiness, really bright and clean, and a balanced profile with a pleasant dry finish. All works quite well together, this is a winner, and very drinkable. 4.25

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Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TerryW
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is beer #4 out of the BC craft brewery sampler pack available at the LCBO and it is the first truly decent one of the lot -- finally!

Clear bright orange gold under a moderate head that settles to a film, lots of spotty lace.

Nose is rich with citrus and pine hops, tropical fruit with something oily or resiny lurking in the background. Interesting and appetizing.

A tasty brew. Well balanced hops and malt. Grapefruit, pine and fruit to taste. Nice resiny mouthfeel. Just enough bite from carbonation. Pleasant lingering bitterness. A very rich feeling mouthful. Enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of ssmack
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle from the BC Craft Beer sampler 6 pack.

Pure gold with 1 inch of fine beige head that left very good lacing.

A real piney aroma along with ripe mango and a touch of lemon. Wonderful.

Tons in the taste. Bitter grapefruit and mango. Very hoppy and complex. Grassy and herby bitterness. I find myself sipping this since a full mouthfull is almost overpowering. There is a touch of carmamel maltiness.

A medium mouthfeel that could use more carbonation.

Overall a very good American IPA. The best in the sampler so far with one to go.

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Photo of ZachT
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO - part of a mixed 6 pack for $13

Appearance - Clear golden colour with an average size off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, light hops, grass/herbal

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and a bit of mango. It ends with a mildly bitter buttery hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - I am sure this is fantastic fresh. I can't find a date on my bottle, but this must be at least a few months old. I will definitely look to try this again if I see it fresh, I can tell it has some promise.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kjyost
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jmkoscie
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of intoxabroad
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of CWVegas
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of 1stOffender
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of McBastard
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of leaddog
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Kmat10
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!).

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Shipwreck IPA from Lighthouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 127 ratings