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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: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUL 9, 2012
Pours a hazy deep muddy amber colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is not too hoppy and largely of caramel malts. Taste is a little more sweet and a little less bitter than anticipated for an IPA. Smooth creamy mouth feel, light-medium body and softer carbonation. Overall a fairly underwhelming IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (638) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Can. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of sweet tropical fruit and some light citrus. Flavour is the same, some nice citrus zest and sweet fruit with a butter edge - not hugely flavourful but nicely balanced. Tastes very fresh - caned less than a month ago. Not bad, but not outstanding.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (436) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Dark copper pour with bit slightly off white head. Resiny aroma. Moderate hop character with long aftertaste, some sweetness at the very front from malt, slightly lighter bodied than average IPA which gives a slight harshness. Average IPA, very pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (224) - - APR 3, 2015
Clear honey brown body with a frothy white head. Strong hoppy aroma with hints of pine. Taste is strongly bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PictouRx (155) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
Got a 473ml (where does that total come from for a can???) LCBO, pours a copper orange color, with a medium foam head. Aroma whiff is citrus as mentioned and pine, linger of hay or grass too. Mouthful I get smooth and dry and further smell get toffee and maple hint almost, with a bitter finish that is not overpowering. Not a bad beer to drink!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
97hill (81) - - MAR 1, 2015
A 473ml can from LCBO,not a fan of the LOB offerings generally, but always open to try a new local product. This one is very good, not an epic IPA. Very drinkable indeed. Not too hoppy, quite smooth, nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GraffitiVandal (124) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
ENG: 750ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg. Poured into the tulip, gives a bit opalescent, amber-copper color with small tan head. Aromas of pine, citrus (mostly lime and grapefruit), caramel and maybe a bit alcoholic. Tastes citrusy and floral, with hints of pine. Very delicate but present bitterness aftertaste. Quite dry finish, medium carbonation, medium body, very drinkable. Good beer.

PL: Butelka 750ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg. Przelana do kieliszka, nieco opalizująca, bursztynowo-miedziana barwa z niewielką, jasną pianą. Aromaty sosnowe, cytrusowe (głównie limonka i grejfrut), karmelowe i nieco alkoholu. W smaku cytrusowe i kwiatowe, z dodatkiem sosny. W posmaku bardzo delikatna ale zauważalna goryczka. Dość wytrawne, średnie nasycenie, średnie odczucie w ustach, bardzo pijalne. Smaczne piwo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (721) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Pop the can & pour into your Lake of Bays pint glass. Notice that it has been a long, long time since you’ve actually had a LofB beer (your cabin is a ten minute drive to their brewery but you tire of a) their fear of hops & b) their over-priced large bottles of lager redux named after hockey players). You’ve had this ipa before in their over-priced bomber version. Maybe they’ve improved the recipie? Maybe they actually added the hops the style requires? Maybe Stephen Harper isn’t wearing a toupee? The positives: the brisk, dry finish & the way it bites the tongue & throat. The negatives: not nearly enough hops to be called an IPA; one dimensional interpretation of the style; the messy mineral flavour profile muddies the flavour. Could be worse, but it could be so, so, so much better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée à la LCBO (Cornwall, ONT) au coût de 9.75$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes et de pins. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #6117)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
473 mL can. Nice clear amber-copper pour, couple fingers of off-white head, no real lacing though. Aroma has some citrus and pine. Body if fairly full, lots of hops, not overly bitter, some nuttiness. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (329) - - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a completely filtered copper colour with a thin white head that leaves a wash of lacing. Moderate carbonation is visible. Aromas of pine, citrus hops, and sweet caramel malts. Some bready yeast too. Medium, slightly creamy mouth feel. The tastes are a nice blend of the hops and malts, and it also has both sweet and earthy components. I’m fairly impressed by the balance in this one. This won’t be the best IPA I drink in 2015, but with its impressive balance, one could do far worse. Very drinkable.


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