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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: 116   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.


scantron's rating

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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1331) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2016
Can from LCBO. Dark amber. Caramelly and toffee-y overall character with resiny bitterness. A bit rough, not too well rounded. Not very keen on this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UM02 (351) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
Fairly standard IPA. Good but not exceptional. Amber colour, decent amount of hoppy bitterness and traces of smoke in the malt. Highly drinkable but not unique.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1313) - CANADA - APR 4, 2016
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one fat finger of fluffy white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: resiny pine, pithy grapefruit, pale malt, tropical fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Much better than their Crosswind Pale Ale. Actually a halfway decent example of an American IPA, with piney and citrusy hops leading the way over just enough pale malt to balance. Ends with a lingering resiny bitter finish. A little rough around the edges, perhaps, but a solid performer. (14/20)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steven_a (18) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Amertume soutenue sur du caramel, du sucre d?orge, et des fruits mûrs. Même si je ne rachèterais pas nécessairement ce produit, c?est correct.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paco (576) - 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 (2182) - 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 (2240) - 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 (1721) - 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 (1042) - 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 (168) - 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.


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