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My Turn Series: Johnson - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 04-25-2014)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront tulip.
8.0% ABV, Bottled on 04/23/14

A - Bright golden, shimmering with clarity, this double IPA is certainly lighter colored on the spectrum, retaining it's loose cap of white foam nicely, all while leaving delicate lace on the glass.

S - Luscious hops ooze from the nose with purpose; juicy pineapple and mango tropical fruit with green tea leaves dissolve into more potent, earthy notes of pine sap, action figure resin and a note of burnt rubber when it's swirled - yeah, this beer's got a lot of hops in it. Sweet caramel provides some balance with a smooth-smelling backbone.

T - A blend of tropical fruit washes over the tongue bringing mango, pineapple, and grapefruit juices with each sip but, the fruitiness is somewhat short-lived, fading into spicy notes of black pepper, pine needle, and dank grass. For 8% the malt base is surprisingly light, barely interfering with the hops.

M - Johnson's smooth malt base makes for bolder hops up front and a lighter-bodied profile that drinks wonderfully, finishing with lingering bitterness that seems mild at first but builds in intensity.

O - At only 8%, Johnson is big. The alcohol is, for the most part, hidden; the hops are ripe, and the beer drinks more like a regular IPA. And that's a good thing because the second Chris in the line for the My Turn series, Chris Johnson, was shooting for a fruity, easier drinking double IPA; one that wouldn't put you on your ass after one pint. Johnson developed earthier characteristics between the Bright tank and bottling (to Chris' dismay) but this double IPA is delicious nonetheless, delivering hop complexity straight to da dome!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 23:48:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
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(S)- Very dank. Bits of pine meets musty orange and lime citrus.

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My Turn Series: Johnson from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.