The Shipwreck IPA is LIghhouse Brewing’s flagship IPA. You may remember the Switchback IPA of yesteryear and this is its replacement. Sold in 6-packs this beer pours from the 355ml bottle amber-gold in colour and has one finger of lacing head. The aroma is hoppy with a blend of pacific northwest pine tones and tropical fruit. The nose is balanced and has a light sweetness which plays off the hop bitter tones. The body of this beer is quite big and has a smooth texture on the tongue. The first tones to come to mind when tasting the beer are of classic BC IPAs. Pine and citrus take charge with a slight malty sweetness to balance. As the flavour progresses, mild tropical fruit tones build along side a hop bitterness that comes in for the close. This is a balanced IPA that isn’t a total hop bomb. Malt character evens out the flavour and supports the 6.5% alcohol. The Shipwreck is a BC staple IPA if you ask me.
Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 6 x 355ml