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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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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
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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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%

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.

TheSevenDuffs, May 04, 2012
Photo of MaltyClarkey
3/5  rDev -15.5%

MaltyClarkey, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of mspang
3/5  rDev -15.5%

mspang, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of curewhatalesu
3/5  rDev -15.5%

curewhatalesu, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Mark5252, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%

From really old notes. It was Best Before November 27, 2012.

A - Poured amber and bright with good carbonation. No lace and a finger of retention.

S - Well balanced. Citrus, earthy, toffee.

T - Peach, stone fruit, toffee, a bit of citrus.

M - Mild carbonation, light to medium body, no real bitterness. Oddly light body for the ABV too.

O/D - A pretty average IPA. Leaning more English made this more tame than it needed to be. Probably not gonna revisit this one and I wasn't really interested in finishing the bottle. Tasty, but it was held back.

tbeckett, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of peensteen
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

Amber colour with minimal white head with no lace left behind. Smell is of malt and pine initially before leading into some citrus fruit, grapefruit, fairly hop forward with some dry earthy scents as well, also touches of buttered bread are revealed. Taste is quite dry and bitter, malty with touches of caramel, some citrus and pine, hoppy with an unbalanced sense of malt, dry bitter finish. Medium carbonation that actually feels much higher due to the dry hop flavours, touches of hop oils and resin, medium body. This was quite a let down, and a pricey let down at that, most certainly a one and done for me.

peensteen, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%

A: Gorgeous brown-bronze when held up to light with a finger of porous white foam head. Quick retention with minimal lacing.

S: Grapefruit, banana, noticeable walnut aroma, with a solid caramel-like malt backbone. Quite a bit of musky and damp earthy qualities present. Nice.

T: This is surprising me quite a bit as the taste isn't as bold and diverse as what the aromas were indicating. Faint citrus, and nutty qualities, with a dominant softer caramel-like malt backbone. A pretty subdued and simple taste that is decent but a little uninspiring. Style leaning towards an English IPA as opposed to the stated American IPA.

M: Medium-light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean with a slight oily character.

D: Decent offering but a little misleading labelled as an American IPA. Taste profile isn't nearly as diverse as I was anticipating and I likely won't be picking this up again, despite the attractive bottle art.

Digimaika2, May 13, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ThinkAgain, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

dipso123, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Cramshawbar, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%

Looks like a clear, thin cola under a moderate head that settles to about a 1/4" cap.

Hoppy nose with plenty of malt. Hoppy up front to taste, but a lot of malt sweetness and burnt caramel - kind of unexpected for the style as the hops are not quite a dominant as you might look for. A fair bit of sugar, almost reminiscent of an old school, light weight bock.

Mouth feel is slighty watery and sugary.

OK, but not my thing. Nothing so far out of LoB has made too much of an impression. A lot of very average, not too memorable stuff.

TerryW, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Derek69
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%

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 DaveBar
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%

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 WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WillAndSarah, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ToddMopps, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Props to my brothers-in-law for this treat!

A - Pours a nice dark copper color, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Mild on the nose, hints of citrus, biscuit notes, leafy greens and a touch of pepper.

T - The hops are subdued, sweet earthy presence with a leafy character and a lingering sour citrus bitterness. A weak caramel backbone comes through in the finish with a touch of bready malts.

M - Medium bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes a tad dry.

O - A tasty IPA that is flavorful, but not certain it lives up to the price tag. I would certainly enjoy this as a 6-er, with a decent hop profile, but nothing mind blowing. Given te presentation, I must admit I had some higher expectations.

andrenaline, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Pmicdee, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

yancot, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WeissBoy, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

fostachild, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of timiskin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

timiskin, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

valianes, Oct 28, 2013
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10 Point India Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
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