10 Point India Pale Ale | Lake of Bays Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
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98 Ratings
10 Point India Pale Ale10 Point India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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.

Added by hopsolutely on 04-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of MichaelGennings
4.63/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

473ml can. 6% alc. 45 IBUs. Packaged Feb. 2, 2017.

Poured into a glass. Nice off white head. Amber coloured beer. Nice citrus and pine hop notes.

Medium bodied. Pleasant citrus and pine hop taste. Light malted barley taste on the finish. Decent lacing on the glass.

This is a very enjoyable IPA. I would buy it again.

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Photo of nate_pacino
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.31/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of decimator
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a mug. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a clear orange brown with a thin head. Head quickly vanished to just a few bubbles, no lacing.

S - Roasted grains, caramel, some earth, some grass, some citrus. Nose is malt forward but still very well balanced.

T - Caramel, some roasted notes, hint of citrus, hint of pine, some generic nuttiness, some herbal, moderate bitterness in the finish. Tasty stuff.

M - Medium-low carbonation, medium-heavy body, some stickiness, somewhat dry finish.

O - Easily drinkable. Another solid beer from Lake Of Bays.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattCampbell
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Idrankthat
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MattPS
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BillT916
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep mahogany with a rocky, chunky head that lasts a long time. Toffee and woody, herbal, lemony hops in the nose. Raisin bread and caramel maltiness at the forefront in the taste with a sturdy accompaniment of spicy, herbal English hops (must be Fuggles and Goldings in this). The mouthfeel is full bodied with creamy carbonation. Moderate to light bitterness and some toasty notes in the finish.

A nice English IPA - definitely a paragon of balance, even compared to modern examples of the style. Malts out front, but still balanced and enjoyable. Worth a try, especially if you like British IPAs, bitters and pale ales.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsolutely
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Albeit expensive, a nice addition to the burgeoning Ontario-brewed IPA scene.

750 mL bottle is well styled and visually appealing, regardless of standard bottle cap. Pours a beautiful dark amber with decent off-white head and lacing. Aroma is maltier and not as "west-coast" hoppy as I'd hoped, but the flavour makes up for it. Sweet caramelized malts blend nicely into a delightfully bracing hop bitterness. Tropical fruits and citrus hop tones are well balanced with the sweet malts. The bitter finish lingers for an impressively long time...

Too pricey to be a session beer, but a nice treat that I'm glad to have tried and will purchase again.

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Photo of FRANKIE65
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Photo of Mousel
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber body with a decent white head. The scent brings up a fair bit of citrus hops and bold malts, typical for a B-IPA. The taste is large on bittering hops with an accent of citrus hops and nice malt, making for a very nice taste. The body is fairly good, though the bittering is slightly overwhelming. Overall a nice beer though.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
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 biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
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 Jason
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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 mjacquard
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

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10 Point India Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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