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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

905 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 40
Gots: 45 | 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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jryanj927

Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.6%

08-11-2013 03:28:18 | More by jryanj927
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ooftu

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +26.6%

07-22-2012 15:37:52 | More by ooftu
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scootercrabb

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-07-2011 00:58:46 | More by scootercrabb
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ABO2012

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.6%

05-13-2013 12:24:11 | More by ABO2012
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-29-2011 07:41:28 | More by fuzzcherry
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-22-2011 22:25:21 | More by KC9LDB
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 06:20:26 | More by GoldHorde
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.6%

01-29-2012 23:14:51 | More by Brushkanna
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Biestie

Iowa

4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:39:14 | More by Biestie
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augievikings

South Dakota

4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2011 23:26:55 | More by augievikings
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 22:21:10 | More by nickapalooza86
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Twincrasher


4.88/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 14:16:22 | More by Twincrasher
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Offa

California

4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent IPA, full of hop character dominating a firm malty character, all nicely integrated, with nicely balanced bitterness and sweetness, but with both quite evident.

Pale amber, it has a medium-big off-white head slowly shrinking to a foamy ring and wisps, leaving a little lace.

Aroma is complex and well-rounded, being very juicy with pine resin, citrus, grapefruit, spicy-herbal leaves.

Taste is a firm caramelly maltiness with a little caremlly toasty grain but also raisiny, under very nice juicy-leafy-resiny hop character that dominates with light spiciness. Grapefruit is present but restrained and, suiting my tastes, it is merely one element of a complex whole that has more citrus, general juiciness plus the resin and spicey herbal leaf. Bitterness and sweetness are firm and both are present yet very balanced and well integrated. Feel is very good, firm with faint oiliness but not oily or heavy.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 21:03:05 | More by Offa
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roan22

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Jordan first for giving me a bottle of this a week ago when I was at Bella Vista [Lakefront's PA wholesaler for the Philly area]. I cracked it open immediately, at room temperature and devored it immediately. I liked it so much, two days later I bought a case.

This IPA is a darkish gold/amber color with a small white head poured into a pint glass. It smells fresh, and earthy. Impressive subtlety with presenting and maintaining the hop bitterness throughout the length of the pint. The hops taste earthy, greens, plantlike along with some citrus and traditional pine flavors. The alcohol gave me a pleasant buzz. This is a very drinkable IPA and was a hit with everybody I shared it with.

I met Orlando who is affiliated with the brewery, at the Philly Craft Beer Fest and he is a very nice guy. Good work Lakefront.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 04:33:52 | More by roan22
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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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eliz108

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

05-17-2013 15:17:09 | More by eliz108
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-07-2013 23:39:43 | More by larryarms847
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-08-2012 01:03:34 | More by dav2080
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Stales

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

07-27-2012 13:41:39 | More by Stales
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

11-17-2011 06:23:16 | More by milwaukee512
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Tourniquette


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

12-13-2012 01:29:41 | More by Tourniquette
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robear

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

05-24-2014 20:15:34 | More by robear
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Borlando89

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

03-16-2013 02:30:07 | More by Borlando89
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bmbarth44

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

05-21-2012 01:35:18 | More by bmbarth44
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Jared2287


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

04-03-2012 19:44:07 | More by Jared2287
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.