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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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spoonhawk

Iowa

1/5  rDev -74.7%

11-23-2011 06:26:22 | More by spoonhawk
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EddieJoe

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.7%

03-03-2012 19:07:13 | More by EddieJoe
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dubinsky

California

1.93/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into my C&B Bruges snifter.

A - Pours a very hazy, orange , with a ton of sediment. A two finger foamy white head tops this beer. Decent lacing.

S - Very piney with some decent citrus aroma. I am not expecting any sweetness from this beer. The aroma is not super strong either, requires that i really put my nose in there to draw in the smell.

T - Not great. This beer is mostly grassy and very lopsided. Its bitter, but not much else happening here. The aftertaste is somewhat reminiscent of a BMC, rice and corn. Weird!

M - Like i said, very uneven which leads to a very lousy mouth feel. The only thing i can say is that the carbonation is OK. As far as mouth feel goes, it feels bad in my mouth.

D - For the style this is completely undrinkable. If comparing to a BMC, its great and very drinkable. You get the idea. I will not be buying this again.

On the plus side, this really gives me hope that i can one day sell my home brewed beers, cause if these guys can do it, so can i.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 04:37:43 | More by dubinsky
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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -49.4%

11-27-2011 03:49:24 | More by jenray
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Nickyscott1899

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -49.4%

05-13-2014 23:36:32 | More by Nickyscott1899
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mercatonero

Oregon

2/5  rDev -49.4%

02-28-2012 00:49:28 | More by mercatonero
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -43%

01-23-2013 01:33:20 | More by KingBiscuit
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salvo

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

My Eye-P-A was over-carbonated and pretty well exploded upon opening (and I'm now convinced that cute naming is a death knell). I tried to keep the foaming explosion from pouring all over the basement bar and ended up with beery splatter all over the walls, floor, my shirt. In a quixotic attempt to keep the mess to a minimum, I put the bottle in my mouth, and ended up with sinuses full of froth. So mouthfeel takes a hit. And at the end of it all, this is a mediocre beer, and it left a gritty, unhappy aftertaste--in both my mouth and sinuses. So many reasons not to go back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 00:31:32 | More by salvo
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user785335

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

11-03-2013 17:13:13 | More by user785335
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

01-22-2013 02:43:36 | More by Hopstout
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Nick-K

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

01-25-2014 22:17:19 | More by Nick-K
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BMos

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

02-05-2014 23:01:23 | More by BMos
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brandonati

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

11-03-2012 02:10:03 | More by brandonati
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Fartknocker

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle

A- appearance is a nicley unfiltered deep yellowish amber
S- combination malt/citrus is the dominant scent combined
T- citrus and bitterness come through equally, with the bitterness lingering a bit
M- average carbonation
D- not the type of beer i would drink more than one or two

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 02:57:47 | More by Fartknocker
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured this into my pint glass

It has a murky orange color with a freaking huge slightly off white 5inch head. Very foamy/rocky head that leaves an island of it right in the middle, GREAT head retention. Lacing is scattered all over the sides of my glass, man oh man this beer looks fantastic.

This has a very mildly citrus fruit aroma of mostly lemons/oranges? and some pine with spices, some caramel malt comes in also.

Very mild tasting IPA. Has a small amount of bitterness upfront that mellows out to just the ever so slightly citrus sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very thin and dry on the mouth. Aftertaste is kind of leaning towards cardboard. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but I doubt it.

My thoughts are that besides the appearance, this IPA lacks flavor, so theres no chance I would ever buy this again or drink it.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 22:25:23 | More by tr4nc3d
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish/ copper color with a white head. In the aroma, a sweeter malt and a small grapefruit hop. In the taste, a small sticky-sweet grapefruity hop, and a mellow malt backing. A small bitterness in a mainly light mouthfeel, and a sticky-sweet to dry, small hoppy aftertaste. Light for an IPA, small hops, and kind of watery.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 14:44:20 | More by OWSLEY069
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy light orange body, an incredible amount of sediment, little carbonation streams, topped by three fingers of snow white loose bubbles. Good lacing. Not sure I've ever seen this much sediment in an IPA.

Mild pine and citrus aroma. Really needs a deep sniff.

Light sweet start quickly splashes on the tongue. Quickly topped by earthy bitter hops with a note of cleanser.

Sloppy mouthfeel lacks firmness for the style.

Okay drinkability, no trouble finishing this, but not looking for another.

Too many better IPAs to return to this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 02:37:19 | More by RonfromJersey
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camp0474

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours an orange color with a bit of haze and frothy off-white head.

S: Initial smells of grassy and earthy hops, a hint of grapefruit. Faint smell of malt lingers in the background.

T: Grassy hops. Come across very dry in the mouth. Losing the grapefruit flavor that I could smell. Not much malt character to balance the hops. A bit to grassy for my likes.

M: Light to medium body. Very carbonated, too much for this type of beer.

D: Somewhat unbalanced. High amount of carbonation makes it hard to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 01:41:15 | More by camp0474
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waitforit

Wisconsin

2.69/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Slightly cloudy and rust-colored. Some sticky and off-white head, which rapidly disappears.

S: Very little. Distant notes of caramel and wood chips.

T: Pretty forgettable hoppiness with a noticeable malt back. A slight lingering sour, almost bilious aftertaste.

M: Thinner and more elusive than I'd like. Still a bit mouthwatering in that resiny IPA way.

O: Not bad, but nothing I'd want to try again.

Try it again? 2 - Probably not.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 23:03:57 | More by waitforit
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fatboy91

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

10-28-2012 23:00:12 | More by fatboy91
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Nick4202


2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

07-28-2014 04:28:54 | More by Nick4202
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mwgroove23

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

08-06-2013 05:00:47 | More by mwgroove23
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Joeyuwp

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

07-23-2012 18:47:59 | More by Joeyuwp
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cnally

Indiana

2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a fresh'un here, bottled second week in march.

pours a nice fluffy off white head and amber oran...wait a second...god, look at all of the disgusting sediment!!!! black flakes prick the appearance. the bottom of the bottle sediment left dark marks on the otherwise nice beer. I realize this is 'beer au natural' you know, unfiltered and how it is supposed to be, but it makes me think bad things about my health should I drink it. yuck.

spicy hop scent up front, with a good dose of caramel and vanilla malt. a bit of clove and cinnamon in there, too.

okay, close your eyes...don't look at the pond water while you drink it...very understated flavor initally. slightly sour, even. the hops bust through on the back end, spicy and bitter.

bubbly and light, but sticky around the corners of your mouth.

well, I hate to 'trash' a beer, but this was...distracting. why not filter your beer? the appearance is really questionable. it creates a situation where this is a mild ipa, perfect for a starter/gateway beer, but the sediment, disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 23:55:59 | More by cnally
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chaz01

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle from Beer of the Month Club. I see the months of year on the side of the label to indicate the bottling date, but either nothing is marked on my bottle or I'm not smart enough to figure out how to read the markings above.

A: Cloudy hazy orange color with a slight creamy head that sticks around.

S: Wonderful hoppy citrusy grapefruit aroma greets the nose and grabs your attention.

T: Not as grapefruity as smell indicates. Definitely some hop flavors, but I get some pine and grass flavors. I also pick up an unpleasant metallic tinny taste, especially in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, above average carbonation

D: Somewhat disappointed, especially after the wonderful aroma. Maybe this was just a bad bottle - something I'm willing to give another try.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 02:20:16 | More by chaz01
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IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.