IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by portia99:
3.55/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled in April '09, wk 3 - about 3 weeks old) into a Portsmouth goblet.
A - Poured a hazy, slightly cloudy pale yellowish orange. A medium density white head gave way quickly to a thin ring of fine bubbles around the edge of the glass. Decent lacing.
S - Not what I expected from an IPA. Hops are not very prominent in the nose. Aroma is spicy and somewhat citrusy - mainly oranges.
T - Spice and herbal notes dominate the taste here too. Can't quite place what the combination of spices is though...tastes like maybe cinnamon/mulling spices...a little odd. Not too much in the hops department - spice flavors overpower. Average bitterness.
M - Medium body, prickly carbonation. Nothing wrong here.
D - If I wasn't expecting an IPA, this would be an ok beer. Spices are a little high for my tastes though and hop character was lacking. A fairly drinkable beer, but maybe misclassified in style.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2009 01:09:45 | More by portia99
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4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- Very nice copper-amber color with some real nice thickness, not clear at all. Very appetizing beer.
S- Smooth blend of citrus and hops. The citrus overwhelms the hops just a bit.
T- Again, the citrus is a bit overtaking of the hops, but a real smooth blend. It has a mild sour taste that lingers with the after taste.
M- It's a happy beer, simple mix, the everyman's IPA. Much like Milwaukee, not over the top, but impressing for some difficult to understand reason. I very personable beer. No one attribute makes this beer, it's just a very good blend that isn't made for everyone, like some IPAs.It's fresh, and opening.
Overall, being from Milwaukee I'm a bit biased, but honestly say it's not my bottom bitch. I love everything Lake Front offers, and this is a staple beer for me I can pick up and enjoy anytime, very versatile. This beer can fit into any outing, party or situation. Great outdoors, fine sittin' around, goes great with pizza, is nice with a fancy pasta...probably not a steak but whatever...I would suggest this as a top tier IPA for anyone.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 00:59:09 | More by Dan_McNeely
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.