Lake Of Bays The West Wind

Lake Of Bays The West Wind

Rated 3.175 by BeerPals

Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company Limited

Baysville, Ontario, Canada

Style:  American Black Ale

7% Alcohol by Volume

90 International Bittering Units

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The West Wind blows over stormy waters. This black IPA is dedicated to Tom Thomson on the 100th anniversary of his death on Canoe Lake, an enduring mystery yet to be solved. A portion of the proceeds is donated in support of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Design Inspired by Tom Thomson, The West Wind, 1916-17. Tom Thomson is among the celebrated collective of Canadian artists, known as The Group of Seven (thus, 7% alc./vol.). At 90 IBUs, this beer is set to satisfy big IPA lovers and dark ale drinkers alike. You’ll catch a hop-forward aroma with a scent of chocolate and raisin. The toasted wheat and chocolate malts develop The West Wind’s dark colour and create a deep malt character that softens the hoppy brew. – Concocted by Andrew Walsh and Mike Pawlick.

ID: 68458 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank23829
Overall Percentile55.5
Style Rank241 of 342
Style Percentile29.5
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.700
Weighted Score3.175
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CHOPZ 7024 reviews
    rated 3.7 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark brown colour with cola highlights. Big frothy warm beige head, long stay and loads of thick, patchy, creamy lacing. Fresh grassy hop nose over chocolate malts. The roasted ones don't show much because of the IPA side of things. They do show in the taste though. That, until the hops grow into the finish. Still, not excessively dry. Mild chocolate notes linger blending with the grassiness. I have to say, this is quite nicely done with the chocolate malts being more assertive than the roasted ones found in this style usually.

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