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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10 Point India Pale Ale10 Point India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

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

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
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 Erik-P
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Guessing this is an old can.. getting no hop aroma or taste. Not having great luck picking up ipas in alberta so far!

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2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of byronic
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bylerteck
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one at the LCBO back home this summer.

From a 750 into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, looser, foamy, off-white head with decent retention. Clear burnt umber orange with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a full foamy cap and leaves some foamy lacing on the glass. A ring remains leaving some dots of lacing on the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, light toffee, melon, some floral notes and grassy hops. Medium strength.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness with floral hop notes up front. A touch of melon at the swallow with a medium finish of caramel, melon sweetness, a bit of grassy hops and some bitter floral notes lingering on the palate. Quite a bit of bitterness hangs around for a while.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, smooth going down and finishes a touch dry. Bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This was okay but not really my style of English IPA. There was plenty of floral bitterness to balance the hefty sweet malt bill, but it was a little light on the fruity character that often comes with the style. Instead, there was a lot of grassy and floral notes. A nice beer all around but not quite my style.

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Photo of Howlader
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peensteen
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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10 Point India Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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