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10 Point India Pale Ale - Lake of Bays Brewing Company

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10 Point India Pale Ale10 Point India Pale Ale

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Originally developed as a celebratory ale for owner Darren Smith’s wedding, our ambition was to create the most full-flavoured and balanced IPA on the market. Into the lab we went, coming out with a modern-day British-style India pale ale that stands proud of its hoppy heritage.

(Beer added by: hopsolutely on 04-29-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Long813, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - weird to see this serving format without an attendant NHL hall of famer predominating the label. I like how the top five suggested examples of this style on the sidebar here are all American in origin.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with a fistful of puffy, frothy, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some crazily accurate sudsy world Mercator projection lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of biscuity, bready, and faintly toasty pale and caramel malt, surprisingly peppy orange and white grapefruit citrus, a pine-forward, astringent leafiness, subtle earthy yeast notes, and a further mild grassy hoppiness. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, the mildest of caramel add-ons, a growing flinty stoniness, some reduced pithy citrus notes, still somewhat edgy, yet kind of watered-down pine tree effluvia, and once again late-arriving herbal, leafy, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is fairly involved and tight in its robust frothiness, the body on the lee side of full medium (I know) weight, and plain in its otherwise unassailed smoothness. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the strangely complex and cross-cultural hops having no small role to play here.

A sort of mixed-breed, as it were, in terms of IPA heritage - generally English, sure, but with enough Yankee chutzpah to make you wonder often enough. Anyways, tasty, enjoyable, and since we're all Canucks here, if not at heart, than certainly by law, out of 'ten points', this veritable buck comes in at a solid eight, through my now duly fogged-up scope.

biboergosum, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

CurtisD, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of BillT916
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Nice...well balanced maybe too balanced the 2014 autumn version is the first of this seasonal I've tried. Their website says the IBU has been raised a wee bit to 45. Personally if they brought it even a wee bit higher and they would really get the taste buds tingling.

BillT916, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of _morandi_
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

_morandi_, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

WCW, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

WillAndSarah, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of ToddMopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ToddMopps, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

GoHabsGo, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of curewhatalesu
3/5  rDev -15.7%

curewhatalesu, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KrisDLSmith, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a pale copper with two fingers of creamy, billowy beige head.

Smell - Bready malts, mild leafy hops, hint of lemon peel.

Taste - Strong bready and biscuity malts. Very low hop profile, just a bit of leafy hop spiciness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

Overall - An English IPA with a good malt backbone and leafy hop spice playing a supporting role.

leaddog, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Derek69
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

part of an Ontario Craft Brewers tasters pack. Poured into a pint glass, half a finger of head, aromas of hops, nothing too overpowering however. Ruby colour, tastes a very palatable amount of hops. This brew will offend no one. Very enjoyable, light carbonation, no lacing whatsoever. I would recommend for anyone as a gateway to more hoppy IPA's.

Derek69, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pmicdee, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

ThinkAgain, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Mark5252, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 4 of 6 from LCBO taster's pack. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Bronze colored beer with 1 finger of of white head resting on top, which dissipates quickly. Average head retention and few bubbles in the beer, which is very clear.

Smell - Mild tropical fruits blended with malts and an earthy slightly piney hoppiness.

Taste - Earthy feel, some tropical fruits, lingering bitterness and a nice balance between hops and malts. Not too bitter.

Mouthfeel - Mild mouthfeel, with medium body, smooth creamy and low carbonation.

Overall - Not a lot to say here other than its a fairly good IPA but is not mind blowing in any sense.

DenisKolkin, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of DaveBar
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Got this in a 12oz bottle in a pre-packaged 6pk from the brewer. Pretty good selection for $13.40 or so. Excellent way to try them without buying the bomber at big dollars.

A- Nice coppery, amber colour. Very clear. NO head what so ever.

S- Nice, nice, not thrilling but nice. Hints of hops, touch grassy.

T- Subdued. Rather mellow by an IPA standard. Hints of caramel and a touch bitter. Flavours are blended well but overall taste is nothing special

M- Dry. Touch bitter

O- Alright. Nothing special. Very glad I had a chance to try it in a 341ml bottle at a reasonable price instead of the nearly $10.00 bomber. Will not buy the bomber or this one as there are much better Canadian IPA's out there now. This one would be a nice novelty at the cottage by the fire once but that would be it for this one.

Thx for reading!

DaveBar, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +12.4%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

valianes, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

yancot, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 750ml bottle, poured into a pintglass

Appearance - Light brown/amber colour. Two fingers of fluffy white head. Moderate retention with magnificent lacing.

Smell - More malt than hop aroma here. Caramel/crystal malt, some light hop bits, and some earthy tones. Hop's are pretty subdued for the style. What is there has hints of citrus and pine...not cascadian but I don't think but along those lines.

Taste - Medium body, light carbonation. Smooth and creamy finish.

IdeaSpeeder, Sep 21, 2013
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10 Point India Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.