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Extended Play - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

metter98, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jaydoc, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, light coppery body with a near white head, small in stature.

Smell: Bready pale malts with a bit of sugar and spice. Lightly floral, melon-scented hops with a sliver of fresh, glistening herb.

Taste: The Extended Play India-Style Session Ale kicks off with pale malts housing a bready quality and restrained sweetness. Floral, fruity hops with a little green herbal hint. Subtly bitter. Remains a bit bready for the softly bittersweet, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Agreeably decent and would have no reservations about having another.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tumbler at Mundelein Brewfest 2014.

Heading over to Lakefront's station to try out their new-ish "session IPA". It pours a clear pale-ish brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mild grass, light pine needle, light grapefruit rind, and a kiss or two of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, the honey coming through stronger than before, though it's still a definite second fiddle to everything else. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice "session IPA", something I could see drinking again, though it's not exciting enough for me to demand one.

TMoney2591, Jun 17, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

zeff80, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this one is a little late to the session ipa party, which has been full swing since early spring. to me, its dumbed down a bit too much, not as fun and brightly hopped as the best in the genre, and it gets lost a bit next to beers like easy jack, all day, daytime, and the like. boring pale malt base and just not enough hops to get me to where this seems anything like an ipa. its just not bold enough. i do appreciate its drinkability, decent carbonation, and clean finish, and think its fine summer ale. but to call this an ipa, and put it out as an answer to some of those previously mentioned is a fools errand. not bad, just not up to the high bar thats already been set. may work in markets where those others are unavailable, or for those seeking a less hop forward session beer.

StonedTrippin, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

WVbeergeek, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mildly fogged amber. Great flavor profile. Kind of a pine and resin thing. Kind of an earthy aftertaste going on. Fairly clean overall though. I could deal with more punch from flavor, but as it is I am appreciating it. A good sessional ale that provides a great character.

RblWthACoz, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/21/14, I really need to start checking dates before I buy beer. Hopefully this isn't too off.

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly head that hits 1/2 a finger but fades pretty quickly, very little lacing, mostly clear but sediment laden apricot orange color.

Nose has a mild aged hop unfortunately but not a lot, some decent floral grassy hops, pretty fruity and a little citrus, juicy hops, with a faint malty backbone.

Taste brings a sweet malt, almost sugar water like flavor, and some light caramel and golden malt flavors, but a bit watery. Then hops, nice hops though, juicy fruity hops, a little citrus, a mild grassy note and flora note, that turn a little earthy and woodsy as it warms, decent bitterness but juicy and sessionable as hell. Finish is dry and clean, a little watery again, decent bitterness, little fruity hop, but ends pretty quickly.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, little watery, lots of carbonation.

It seems like it used to be a bit more sweet, which I wouldn't have liked as much, so that turned into extra carbonation, but it's still watery somehow, which is the biggest draw back. The nice hops are actually pretty good, not as aged as I expected. Still enjoyable and very sessionable, like drinking a tasty water.

jlindros, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

XmnwildX12, Jul 31, 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
Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, sweet malt, citrus hops, floral notes, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, citrus, hint of floral, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, but weak body and complexity.

Tone, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

WoodBrew, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
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  rDev +6.4%

enelson, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sweemzander, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a nice head that soon settled. Good clear amber color. Hoppy malty aroma that is true to style. Good palate. Flavor is good except for hint of solvent. Finishes like flavor in the solvent thing is still there. This one's a bit warm and that probably accounts for a bit of this.

drpimento, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

bpfrush, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

millerbuffoon, May 15, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy light amber beer that wields a graded foam cap of translucent white.

Thin citrusy and fruity hoppiness with a sessionable balance with the malts. Quite bright, and a little sweet, with orchard fruits and chamomile and faint tropicalia. Enjoyable, but thin, nonetheless.

Hop tea bitterness with steeped humulus over brittle ale construction. Very thin in malts, now. Pale and washed out. Hops rise above, as they damn well should, but there's little else going on other than some faint grassiness. Crunchy bitterness seems perky, but remains moderate in magnitude. It opens with a burst. Flavors delving into tangerine, peach, orange blossom, white tea, and faint piney woodiness. Such an easy drink. The flavors are really easy, but really good. This is indicative of what it's supposed to be, and I'm almost sold on the session IPA concept. As per Extended Play, the mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, pretty solid. No discernible alcohol, nice chunky carbonation. I like it.

thecheapies, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

hilgart1, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

atone315, Jun 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

BeerLover99, Aug 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Hellpop65, Aug 16, 2014
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Extended Play from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.