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Extended Play - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 04-25-2014)
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4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
4.2% ABV, Bottled 04/22/14

A - Dumped right into the pint, a little haze is left in the goldenrod-colored beer, slightly clouding up the warm appearance but, it's wonderfully formed white head coats the pint in lace while retaining that volatile hop nose.

S - Like a good album, Extended Play's side A opens powerfully; bright and citrusy hoppiness explodes into the nose with force, showcasing lemon cookies, swirls of floral character, and summer-like suggestions of fresh cut lawn. EP's pale malt quality is barely perceived outside of the bready aspect of the lemon cookie aroma, which leaves it hoppy leaning.

T - Through side B, Extended Play keeps spinning it's hop forward quality with notes of lemon rind, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a lightly grassy finish that all but drowns out the sound of cereal grainy pale malt in the background.

M - The bright citrusy hop character of Extended Play helps keep the perception of the body that much lighter, not that this extremely drinkable beer needs any more help in that department. Finishing with a delicate and dry kiss of bitterness, this India Session Ale is as refreshing as they come.

O - Lakefront's take on the ever-expanding "session IPA" or India Session Ale category is no one-and-done; like your favorite album, Extended Play can keep spinning all through the night without a skip. Hop forward but not exhaustively so, its bright and citrusy characteristics balance well against the submissive pale malt for a refreshing and thirst quenching experience that will go well for any occasion, especially one of Lakefront's silent discos.

BeerFMAndy, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

robear, May 24, 2014
Photo of jwc215
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 04/22/14:

Pours slightly hazed golden with a foamy/creamy off-white head that stays around. Rings of lacing stick.

The smell is very robust - citrus and pine.

Tastes like a rich, hoppy, citrusy/grapefruity, piney/resinous, IPA with a balancing sweetness in the middle from a firm malty backbone. Finishes with a refreshing bitter dryness.

The feel is lighter for an IPA, as expected with more "sessionable" character and abv level. Refreshing.

This is a rich/robust IPA for a lower alcohol brew. Very easy to drink. Very hoppy, with a refreshing bitterness. An outstanding "session" IPA to say the least!

jwc215, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Mcq767, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Shluffy, May 23, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +17%

Mitchmurn, Sep 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a soapy, white, resiny head that laces readily. A bright citrus/floral hop aroma that becomes quite pinelike as the head collapses. Bright golden-amber color with hazy hop bits floating around. Starts with a nice citrus hop bitterness. Builds into a medium-high bitterness. A massive wave of malt overpowers everything. Lingering citrus rind in the finish.

I like this one alot. Great hop flavor, and a surprisingly awesome malt backbone to it all. Not only an excellent session IPA, but one of the best IPA's I've had.

TheSSG, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

reitzbrewing, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

bpfrush, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

beersdmf17, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Hendrick24, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jaydoc, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Drew26, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

vizzionman, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

hilgart1, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Graff, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

nogophers, Jun 14, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A. Slightly hazy. Dark straw appearance with a white two finger head.

S. Grain, dank pine hops, herbal pepper, hint of soapiness.

T. Nice interplay of bready grain and piney hops. Refreshing with just the right amount of lingering bitterness on the finish.

M. Actually has more body than one would expect for such a low ABV beer with a decent mouthfeel to boot.

O. This may be the best "session style" IPA I've tasted to date. This beer actually has more flavor than a lot of higher ABV IPA's on the market. If my choice is All Day, DayTime or Extended Play I would choose Extended Play without hesitation. I need to keep this on hand this summer. Well done.

bound4er, May 17, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

ManWithNoName, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Faunland, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Tiburon, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

enelson, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tbone64, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Brewzma, Jul 02, 2014
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Extended Play from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.