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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

952 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 44
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cichief on 01-05-2008)
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-23-2014 01:49:54 | More by wiscokid920
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Poured one and a half bottles into an impy pint glass a hazed burnt orange color with a thick foamy white head that leaves a half ring of broken lace as it settles.Leafy hops dominate with a bit of orange marmalade in the nose,not in ur face hoppy.Great hop hop complexity on the palate ranging from grassy/herbal to ctric smash, a sweetish caramel base holds up to the hops.Wow Ianice IPA here with great complexity,a great midwestern IPA.

02-15-2014 22:24:18 | More by oberon
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MadScientist

New York

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%

A: A hazy medium copper with lots of orange. The head is persistant and off-white with rocky bubble forming a thin cap and leaving lacing on the glass.

S: A moderately citrus hops aroma with mostly a lemon-lime like scent. The malt aroma is very enticing, it's biscuity and a little sweet. It smells like I've got an older bottle where the hops have faded but it's not too old. There is a moderately-low alcohol aroma and a light fruity ester.

T: A strong citrus hops flavor and moderately strong hops bitterness. There is a moderate caramel and light biscuit malt flavors with only a light sweetness up front. A low orange-like fruit ester. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is of citrus and hops bitterness.

M: A creamy medium-light bodied beer with moderately-strong carbonation. No astringency. A light alcohol warmth.

O: A good IPA that might be great if fresh and I'll keep my eyes open for a recently delivered bottle. What I have in front of me have a decent balance but I want brighter and stronger hops aroma and flavor but the balance between malt and bitterness is right where it should be to make and bitter beer that allows you to enjoy several. It's not the IPA I'd want to buy if zombie apocalypse is about to start.

11-06-2012 23:48:06 | More by MadScientist
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MaxT

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-28-2013 04:37:55 | More by MaxT
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

Huge pillowy off-white head forms from a normal pour, and the hops have a say in all of this as the retention is spectacular. Weathered copper color with a perfect clarity. Smells of pine, mint, hemp oil, lemongrass and blonde tobacco from the hops ... not much from the malt which screams IPA. Medium body seems a tad thicker from the hop oil on the palate that creates this deep smoothness. Surprisingly, not a ton of bitterness, which is nice, as the complex hop flavor dominates throughout with thick herbal, faint pine, grapefruit peel, crushed hemp seeds and mint. The malt character tried to get a taste in edgewise and succeeds by a pinch with a clean and sweet biscuit tone. All of that is smacked down by the hops again. Finishes slightly bitter with a long road of hop flavor that just sticks to the palate.

This IPA outshines most as it drops a load of flavor yet keeps the bitterness in check so you can actually taste the beer rather than your taste buds being numbed by excessive amounts of alpha acids, the bitter oil from the hops. Hopheads need to seek this beer out.

09-10-2010 13:15:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
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blackearth

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

Served on tap at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. Poured a cloudy dark orange body with a thin white head. Aroma is piney and spicy hops. Medium bodied with great hop flavor and a malt character that backs it up well, yet keeps the hops at the fore front. Excellent drinkability from this IPA.

08-31-2009 16:02:42 | More by blackearth
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Pours into my glass a wonderfully clear amber orange with a creamy inch of head on top that leaves sticky patches of lacing across the side of the glass. Aromas start off with citric and floral hops upfront. Grapefruit is there along with a resinous quality. Mellow toasty note with caramel accents. Very nice.

First sip brings a crisp, somewhat toasty malt body upfront with a touch of caramel that is quickly overtaken by a rush of floral and citric hop flavors. Grapefruit moves in as it flows down with a touch of toasted grain and a good blast of bitterness. Finishes a bit dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly chewy, goes down smoothly. Overall, a solid IPA from Lakefront, a brewery that I find I often overlook. I'm very glad I gave this one a shot and I'd pick it up again.

07-16-2008 02:10:43 | More by orbitalr0x
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ROBORB

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -24.1%

Poured into a 12 oz Pint glass the beer has a dark orange or copper hue. The head was off white and disappeared quickly. It smells strongly of citrus. The taste follows the smell and has a prickly carbonation. I found the malt in this beer to over-power the hop profile. This would be an OK session beer but I would not search it out.

03-01-2009 21:48:48 | More by ROBORB
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%

A new beer for this area, and a wonderful example of an IPA. I really liked this beer. Poured into a pint glass it was a clear golden color with a thick white sticky head. It had an earthy aroma, mostly pine but also some citrus. The citrus came through more in the taste, and the pine was also there. Not a hop bomb, but a more subtle flavor that lingered quite well. Definitely want more of these.

03-05-2008 15:36:42 | More by lordofthewiens
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2014 14:17:29 | More by DaftPatrick
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-06-2012 16:47:44 | More by csmartin6
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-24-2014 02:07:02 | More by nstroup
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

My first beer from this brewery. I recently made a road trip to Wi and stopped in Milwaulkee. I had it at this hotel I stayed at. It poured a mix of gold and amber colors and remained cloudy. The beers head was thick but soon dissipated but the lacing was very prominent (much like a Guinness) unique for a regular IPA. The taste starts sweet and a piny or earth hop flavor slowly workes it's way in. You expect it to become bitter but never comes. This is a great intro to anyone who is afraid of other IPAs , the hop taste is there but pretty much no bitter. I usually like atleast some bitter but the outright flavor of the hops in this brew made up for it.

04-09-2010 23:17:58 | More by bishopdc0
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-09-2013 02:41:48 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-03-2014 01:26:09 | More by lionnusmb
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petewheeler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-15-2014 03:39:50 | More by petewheeler
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-09-2014 03:27:12 | More by megamass
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Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

on tap at the Gate in Brooklyn NY, pours lighter honey amber, typical tan head shows decent retention and then leaves scattered lacing on the glass. Grainy hop nose gleefully portends what is to come. Hops come through loud and clear, grainy and also somewhat floral. Nice enough stuff that seems to have made the trip from good ole Wisconsin in fine form. Nice serviceable and quite enjoyable IPA

12-18-2008 04:27:20 | More by Billolick
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-10-2014 16:36:50 | More by henryclay_
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-17-2011 22:35:42 | More by Skye1024
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-14-2013 06:06:38 | More by GuidedByVoices
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westcott

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-28-2013 17:34:37 | More by westcott
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amidabha

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

generous pour produced a huge carbonation head with heavy lacing and a hazy amber hue. it has a great piney hoppy smell that isn't too heavy on the nose.

this is slightly bitter but balanced out by the malts to give a great drink and a carbonated to smooth finish.

a darn good ipa that doesn't really compare to a two hearted.

10-08-2011 02:07:12 | More by amidabha
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magictrokini

California

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%

Poured clear gold with a HUGE, rocky white head that stuck around for a while. Thick, sticky lacing. Fresh grass aroma, sweeter, citrus hops with some sugar. Light, bubbly mouthfeel. No syrupy residue. Taste was somewhat disappointing. Fresh, grassy hops. Light orange and pineapple hops, some white pepper, but mostly lemongrass. Light malt, crisp. The hop profile is just a bit weak for the style. Tasted more like a hoppy XPA. Still, it was refreshing.

05-17-2009 05:11:21 | More by magictrokini
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

09-17-2012 21:29:56 | More by NilocRellim
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IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.