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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

972 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 45
Gots: 69 | 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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5/5  rDev +26.9%

mmbernie51, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

ScottageCheese, Jun 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

The best beer ever. End of story!

I am a big IPA fan, and any time I have the opportunity to try a new one - I do. But I ALWAYS end up coming back to the Lakefront IPA.

The flavor and drinkability is exceptional and ever bottle from every pack tastes the same - GREAT!

I highly recommend this beer to anyone. I also recommend checking out the Lakefront Brewery tour (summer is best with the riverside beer garden open).

EricKufrin, Feb 07, 2010
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

pk512, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

ooftu, Jul 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

scootercrabb, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

ABO2012, May 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

fuzzcherry, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

KC9LDB, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

LAKEFRONT IPA India Pale Ale / Lakefront Brewery

AROMA: Floral herbal with citrus – mellow, not a slap

COLOR: Amber haze

HEAD: Thin but lasting with lace (in style)

FLAVOR: Follows aroma prediction perfectly

MOUTHFEEL: Heavier malty body than expected – a welcome surprise.

An EXCELLENT IPA offering here from Lakefront Brewers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An IPA of a very mature and a very solid character that is totally loyal to the categorical style of India Pale Ale. Everything you expect – with NO surprise. This IPA is ready to be served proudly in the kind of eating establishments that have wait staff captains, white tablecloths, silver and tables leased to motivated waiters...say a place like Nick's Fishmarket in Chicago.

If ANY of your friends OR you yourself – want to know where the core of the IPA style is – this offering is THE definition of an India Pale Ale. Keep this beer on your list to remind yourself of what a great IPA really is and where the center of an IPA's strengths really are.

Nice job Lakeland!

...too bad you're in Packer territory.

GoldHorde, Feb 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Brushkanna, Jan 29, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +25.6%

This is my new favorite IPA. Perfect hop blend aroma/flavor of citrus and pine, not too much of one or the other (I've grown rather tired of grapefruit beer). Bitter enough to make it an IPA, but not overpowering. The malt backbone is just enough to let you know it's there. If someone were to ask me the definition of the perfect IPA, I'd say Lakefront.

Biestie, Feb 15, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +25.6%

This is just an excellent IPA. Poured a nice orange color - slightly cloudy. Strong citrus taste, with hints of both grapefruit and orange. Very drinkable, with very little bitter aftertaste. Excellent citrus aroma. For a standard IPA with lower ABV, this is just a very tasty beer.

augievikings, Jul 31, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +25.6%

Well time to review one of my favorite IPAs, do not know why I did not yet....

Pours darker then most IPA's, if I had to describe it as a light amber with a moderate haze

Smell is grapefruit, citrus, a little pine and light sweet malt

Tasts is where this beer pulls ahead of most IPAs for me it is everything you want, starts out with a bitter sweetness that quickly unfolds into big citrus fruits, grapefuit and orange mostly then heads down the road to bitter dry piney finish, really world class IMO.

Mouthfeel is medium and a we bit sticky, nice drying finish... perfect

Great IPA do not understand how his is only a 88/100 but I guess to each his own!

Bottled 12/27/2012 Have had this at a lot of different "ages" does not really change much untill about 3 months out so if you see it around and it is under 3 months grab it up!

nickapalooza86, Feb 09, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +23.9%

A: Great head retention. Really nice color

S: Extremely floral. Not a big bitter hop smell typical of IPA.

T: Very complex and big taste without overhopped flavor found in many of this type.

M: Very smooth finish for an IPA.

O: Excellent IPA. My favorite.

Twincrasher, Nov 14, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +23.9%

DrBill1962, Sep 05, 2014
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IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.