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Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Baysville, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pours with dark amber, burnt orange, copper colour and off-white, ecru-coloured foam. The aromatics are primarily citrus (grapefruit) with a subtle pine note. After the first scent, the malt aromatics come through – slight hint of toffee with some mild aromas of hay and straw. The body of the beer is roasted malts, dark toffee, a gentle molasses flavour and a touch of black licorice. The mouth feel is rounded and very dry. The finish is moderate-to-bold bitterness that lingers longer but is very pleasant. The finish is enveloping and builds with each sip.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, - OCT 31, 2012
October 6, 2012 ; 6% abv, 750 mL bottle, BBD Oct 29/12; rock glass Citrus hops dominate. Pours a caramel colour with a nice tan head. Good looking beer. Balanced caramel malts with grapefruit citrus hops. Resin finish is lingering. A little thin in the body but overall, clean character. Highly drinkable, which isn’t a great thing for an IPA (I think). Resin bitterness is a bit too powerful.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paco (566) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Can bought at sobeys. Pours a darker than expected amber color. Lastin white head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Taste is similar. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Drinkable for sure but not anything great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours amber, some head and some lacing. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Flavours are some syrup, earthy bitterness, hay with some toffee. Taste medium bitter light/medium sweet. Full sticky body with lasting bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2172) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Tap, Barley Brothers, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Mild aroma. Some lime and malt. Mild flavour. Mostly weak malt. Some brown sugar on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Can. The aroma is flowery, with a bitter note, like broccoli. The taste is watery, with quite a bit of smoke for an IPA. Short finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, coppery color and a medium, off-white head. Aroma of hops, exotic fruits, some hay, caramel, flowers, pines - it’s crisp and fresh. Taste is moderately bitter with a malty touch to it, floral and citric, also sweet to an extent. A medium body, an oily texture, and an average carbonation. Finish is medium long and relatively sweet, sort of like ice tea. Overall not a bad beer, quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAndPonies (140) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
473 ml can from a sampler four-pack from Sobeys, in a pilsner flute. Pours a bright, moderate amber hue with light carbonation and a puffy, milky head that retains well and leaves plenty of lacy lace. Aroma is a nice burst of citrus and piney hops, somewhere between fresh and dusty, with a small amount of floral that sits with the no-nonsense malt. Flavor is highly citrus, all grapefruit and lemon, with a soft astringency, and the sip ends like a lightly-sweetened iced tea, of all things. Thin-bodied, and the initial astringency keeps your mouth watering a few moments. Good, but it could be great with its rougher edges knocked off and the overall presentation freshened.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (296) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
A minimalist white head on a clear golden body. Nose is caramel and tropical fruit. This is a nicely balanced, slightly understated IPA. Citrus and resiny hops, a splash of tropical fruit, dark caramel and sweet malt make up a clean, accessible taste profile. A medium/low carbonation level adds to the smoothness and creamy texture. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (6561) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
pours unclear bright golden orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. toasted fruity maltiness, light specialty caramel, pine, spicy orange fruitiness - usual C’s, yet muted; pepper, absent and awkward estery-free yeast. moderate carbonation, light body - feels a tad watery; balanced spicy-citrusy-piney finish. old-school and cheaply crafted. another one of these jaded moments.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patricks110 (2287) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
So boring! Light grainy malts, bland hop notes with a bit of floral and citrus. Easy and crisp with a refreshing flavour. But quite bland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3280) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Can. The beer poured a translucent amber/red color with a 1" rocky tan head. Plenty of effervescence. The aroma is citrusy hops, spices, and grass. Not a lot of sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium and medium carbonation. Flavor is kind of muted and blah....weak citrusy hops and weak malt.


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