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10 Point India Pale Ale - Lake of Bays Brewing Company

Not Rated.
10 Point India Pale Ale10 Point India Pale Ale

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23 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 81
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopsolutely on 04-29-2012

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.
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Reviews by Cramshawbar:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473ml can, sample from the brewery.

Lots of lacing action on top from a healthy looking head, lots of stickage. The clarity is there with a glowing amber hue in the light. Slightly pungent hop nose with orange rind, earthy grass, and faint tobacco. A bit puckering from the hop bitterness, more rind with a grass tone. Hints of caramel and toasted bread show some balance. Fallen apples, leafy hops, green tea, and faint peppercorn come to mind in the middle. All in all a very well done IPA.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BGDrock
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: murky red/brown, mahogany; poured a good head but fades after a few minutes

Aroma: balance of sweet caramel malt and exotic hops; some citrus

Taste & Mouthfeel: rich caramel, maple malt flavours mingling well with just a moderate spiced hop note; malt character is a bit more forward, but neither side dominates - good balance and not expected; thinking of caramel cake - but with bite and chewiness , while still remaining silky smooth; getting some pine too

Overall: great full bodied texture and spot on balance considering the strong flavours

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Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of dfuls
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber at LCBO. Lagerish mouthfeel. Something between a slight pale and lager aroma. Medium yellow body with a modest amount of foamy head. Slightly above medium mouthfeel. Decent hoppiness. Certainly closer to a pale in style than an IPA. Good summer drink as refreshing, and this worked on a hot day.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LanceH
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before Aug 22/12. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured medium amber with one finger of bright white head with decent retention. Some light lacing.

S - Pine, floral and herbal hop aromas up front. The bitterness is evident but not overly strong. A big sweet caramel malt backbone seemingly provides a good balance. Appears to be an English IPA.

T - A moderate bitterness up front with floral, herbal and earthy flavours. A huge caramel malt backbone enters in the middle and provides a big sweetness. Slight bitterness returns in the finish. Very balanced.

M - Light to medium body. Somewhat creamy. Light carbonation.

O - Too malty for me. I wouldn't buy this one again, especially considering the price point.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of MaltyClarkey
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 750ml into a pint glass. Best before September 17, 2012.

Copper red with an offwhite head - a bit rocky, but not that dense. Some sticky lace and OK retention. Earthy, herbal and some citrus hopping and malts on the nose, a bit of caramel. Appears to have some English and American characteristics, but there are some stronger citrus and more straightforward American-style hopping when you dig a bit. Sweet caramel and toffee malt flavours initially, and quite bready. Citrus, and some grassy/herbal hop notes and bitterness is quite moderate. Medium body and fairly gentle on the carbonation, a decent maltier IPA (certainly not a classic American IPA, but perhaps a bit moreso than an English IPA); still probably not worthy of the $9 pricetag.

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Walked past this one many times in the liquor store. Finally picked it up, and, was pleasantly surprised by a very good IPA.

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10 Point India Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.