My Turn Series: Johnson - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.29/5 rDev -0.5%
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!
04-25-2014 23:48:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +16%
A – Clear golden, light foam with thick lacing
S - Pineapple and mango mixed with grapefruit, warming with tropical fruit and earthy cut grass
T – Malty with a blend of tropical fruit finishing with pine and citrus
M - Smooth and malty
O –Hoppy, aromatic, easy drinking, DIPA. WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE HERE!!!!
05-04-2014 23:28:31 | More by Jlyn47
4.95/5 rDev +14.8%
Nice golden honey pour with minimal white head and sporadic lacing.
A freakin classic. Hop-o-plenty, sweet cracker malt and pine. Earthy hop leaf.
Straight across the board. A mellifluous blend of tropical fruit and very distinguishable, guava, mango, and semi-sweet pineapple leading the way. Sweetened Sugar Smacks cereal malt flowing well to spread the hop bitterness like butter! Moderate alcohol noted. ABV dosed just right-needle on comfortable.
Medium body and luxurious. Sticky, huge and deep-that's what she said! Breathes great through the nose. Carbonation a tad light.
Really nothing to criticize here. Oh how do you do the voodoo that you do?!? One of the most quenchable DIPAs out here. Well balanced fruit, malt, hop and pine. Cubs beat St. Louis this afternoon so it's a win all around. I keep reading about Heady and Pliny and have never scored any but damn this is fine. I'll guesstimate with DIPAs like this, Chicago area will produce some of the finest and most sought after IPAs within the next 12 months. This My Turn Series Johnson is spectacular and the abv makes this mighty fine. Not much room in the box when your swinging a Big Johnson! Tremendously tremendous!
May 10, 2014 **Update**
Oh how can you taste this good out of the bottle. Ante up!
05-02-2014 23:07:29 | More by joeseppy
5/5 rDev +16%
This is not just another great beer from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. It is a perfect beer from Lakefront Brewery. Picked up two four packs on trip to Chicago. Should have gotten more. This is a very smooth double that will not disappoint you. Classic!
05-07-2014 10:56:51 | More by balvenie21
5/5 rDev +16%
What a fantastic double IPA.Lakefront Brewery is beer GENIUS. Color, taste, smell and mouth feel are phenomenal. The only thing left to look forward to is the next bottle and then the next bottle and then the next bottle and well you get where I'm going!
06-17-2014 11:51:23 | More by bthirsty
My Turn Series: Johnson from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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