Wednesday, 5 December 2012

10 Point India Pale Ale

Sold in striking 750mL bottles, Lake of Bays Brewing Company's 10 Point India Pale Ale is a tasty IPA from Baysville, Ontario. It weighs in at 6% alcohol, and pours a clear amber colour, topped with a lusty cream head.
10 Point's big hop aroma is resplendent with floral notes and a dash of sweetness. The flavour is milder than I expected.  I'd class it as an English-style IPA--malt forward with caramel leanings before giving way to forresty hops. The aftertaste is pleasant and hoppy.
10 Point is pretty easy-drinking, which is a benefit, given it's large format.  It's a subtle, well-crafted answer to those IPAs that rely only on an astronomical hop profile. It's a bit pricey, and a slightly higher percentage of alcohol would be nice, but it is a tasty ale.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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