Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Shipwreck IPA

Lighthouse Brewing Shipwreck IPA Review


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  • Brewery: Lighthouse Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    Smooth and balanced IPA flavour

  • Cons:

    Not an overly unique IPA

  • Conclusion:

    A well crafted, balanced and very enjoyable BC styled IPA

Lighthouse Brewing Shipwreck IPA Review Lighthouse Brewing Co. – Shipwreck IPA Review

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

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  1. Pam
    Pam 18 July, 2019, 18:16

    So nice to drink an IPA that isn’t all about the hop. Trademark Lighthouse caramel tones come through. This is an IPA that malt beer lovers can drink.

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