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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,012 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 46
Gots: 91 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

DrMindbender, Thursday at 09:04 PM
Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Hopstout, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Nick-K
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Nick-K, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of BMos
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

BMos, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of brandonati
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

brandonati, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Fartknocker
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

Fartknocker, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of tr4nc3d
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.

tr4nc3d, May 19, 2009
Photo of OWSLEY069
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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of RonfromJersey
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.

RonfromJersey, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of camp0474
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.

camp0474, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of waitforit
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.

waitforit, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of fatboy91
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

fatboy91, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Nick4202
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Nick4202, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of holder1422
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

holder1422, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of mwgroove23
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

mwgroove23, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Joeyuwp
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Joeyuwp, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Joskater
2.88/5  rDev -27.1%

Joskater, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of cnally
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.

cnally, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of chaz01
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.

chaz01, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Emerges hazy and a dark grapefruit color with a nice looking, one finger sized head. Pretty rocky and dense and plenty of lacing.

Aroma is very lackluster. Mostly caramel malt with very little hops. Sweet.

Very little hop flavor or bitterness. This doesnt really taste like an IPA to me. Very disappointed in this one. Maybe it is old or something but this was like a weak pale ale.

SaCkErZ9, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
2.98/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cellar temp from a brown 12 oz bottle into a glass tumbler.

Nice crystal clear copper color with a fluffy off-white head is very inviting.

Aroma is earthy and grassy with a hint of maltiness.

Flavor follows up on the aroma, earthy and spicy, maybe Fuggle or Czech hops. Not the usual piney or citrusy aroma of American west coast hops. Biscuity malt flavor. English profile.

Nice mouthfeel from the assertive but balanced bitterness.

A clean, plain beer, would be much better practically with any other variety of hops. None the piney or fruity hops mentioned in other reviews--is this beer a recent victim of the shortage?

BattleRoadBrewer, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of ROBORB
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

ROBORB, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

scottl76767, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Dcunicelli, Nov 27, 2013
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.