Crosswind Pale Ale - Lake of Bays Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +13.4%
A: Golden with an orange tinge, little carbonation, huge 4 finger off white head, chunky lacing, clear filtered.
S: Citrus, orange, sweet orange candy, slight red chili spice, dark toasted malt. There is almost a slight smokiness not like a smoked beer, just a hint of it. Somewhat earthy and wild as in the smell of a forest.
T: Citrus and orange candy, earthiness and light toasted notes as well as the herbal forest qualities come through. Rather light overall, but the presence of these make this one interesting.
M: Medium light body, very little carbonation almost a little flat.
O: Upon tasting, the lack of carbonation stood out before the flavours. The tastes that do come through were really interesting, yet are light on the palate. I am enjoying this one, and it has a cool style on the can. Could enjoy this one on a summer day at the cottage.
04-25-2014 02:33:42 | More by patre_tim
3.99/5 rDev +21.3%
Bucky had been wanting to try another of Lake of Bays brews for quite some time, and finally found some single cans of their Crosswind Pale Ale in his local liquor store. Crosswind came in a 473 ml can with the 'Best Before' date blurred beyond distinction. The beer was 5.0% alcohol by volume.
Crosswind poured an attractive clear deep gold, which became deeper still when backlit. Plenty of fast rising bubbles were visible. Pouring produced about 1/2" of frothy white head, which faded to a thin collar of foam and patchy film within two minutes. For a beer that didn't retain much foam, Crosswind left a surprising amount of lacing and some spotting down the glass.
Crosswind's aroma was a combination of sweet, light malts, with notes of grapefruit and pine. Its taste followed the aroma exactly, beginning with a caramel sweetness which gave way to light notes of grapefruit and pine, and finishing with a mild bitterness which lingered briefly as an aftertaste. Very refreshing...just a touch of the grapefruit and pine without too much bitterness. There is a nice balance to the flavours here. Crosswind had a medium level of carbonation, was relatively light bodied, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel.
Overall, I was happy I stumbled across these single cans and gave Crosswind a try. A solid, easy drinking pale ale that does indeed deliver "surprising depth for its lightness". Crosswind Pale Ale sells for $2.65 per 473 ml can...not cheap, but a 'not unreasonable' price.
04-13-2014 22:23:13 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
4.16/5 rDev +26.4%
Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for the 473mll can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.
A- Very nice unfiltered pale ale. Not much head as expected but nice film
S- Excellent. The grapefruit and coriander hits you right away
T- Excellent! Enjoyed this mildly hoppy IPA. Very good try
M- Pretty good. Nice and dry without much hop aftertaste
O- Very good. Enjoyed this one enough to put on the regular list
This nice little IPA paired well with... Lemon Chicken. The lemon citrus and grapefruit really accentuates the chicken. Give it a try!
02-22-2014 20:29:01 | More by DaveBar
Crosswind Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.