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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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IPAIPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

904 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 904
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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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 00:00:53 | More by SaCkErZ9
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

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?

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 14:31:38 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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ROBORB

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

09-03-2012 21:10:34 | More by acurtis
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-27-2013 23:55:21 | More by Dcunicelli
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -24.1%

06-22-2012 18:48:04 | More by Thehopluver
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BrewClint

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-04-2014 14:18:37 | More by BrewClint
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Trapipa

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

02-24-2014 01:17:12 | More by Trapipa
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-03-2013 00:41:51 | More by khargro2
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gluglug

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-27-2012 01:49:23 | More by gluglug
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Jmerc23

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-09-2013 09:08:03 | More by Jmerc23
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skyisland

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-07-2013 22:59:14 | More by skyisland
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durlta

Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-22-2012 23:20:43 | More by durlta
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-19-2013 14:43:48 | More by FortKnox15
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xipho

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-26-2011 02:09:44 | More by xipho
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EMPotter


3/5  rDev -24.1%

05-02-2012 23:26:20 | More by EMPotter
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jessdrinksbeer

Maryland

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-14-2011 23:12:41 | More by jessdrinksbeer
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

01-01-2014 03:50:03 | More by bkwhoppa66
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kb2250

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-03-2012 18:59:55 | More by kb2250
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: somewhat hazy; burnt orange color; even with an aggressive pour, almost no head; some lacing;

S: subdued; a little pine, tropical fruit, and a touch of smokiness;

T: well balanced, but not a lot of anything; a slight bit of bitterness on the short finish;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: this wasn't bad, but it seemed a little weak; if it had more aroma, more flavor, more bitterness, and more carbonation, I would have liked it a lot more;

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:53:05 | More by HamdenHector
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MitchW

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Medium, golden-brown color. Gentle carbonation with a thin head which dissipated quickly.

S - light, citrusy hop aroma, but hardly a hint of malt.

T - Faint grapefruit on the light side. Overall, there is more focus on bitterness than the malt can back up / balance up. A mild alcohol taste in the finish.

M - Coats tongue without feeling syrupy. Thick feel, given the appearance. Non-offensive, but low carbonation.

D - Neither a chore nor a great pleasure to drink. I feel I would just as soon move on to another beer as I would open another of this brew.

All around, just an average IPA in my book. I've had it in the past and remember it being better than this. The date on the bottle shows it's pretty fresh, but I'll review it again in the future to see if it's just this batch or if my tongue is on the fritz.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 00:42:37 | More by MitchW
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Yagman3000

New York

3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lakefront IPA 
Served from a bottle and poured into a snifter. 

Appears a dark orange gold. A small head is maintained with decent lacing. 

Smells mildly of hops and not too bitter, piney, or fruity. A little underwhelming for an IPA. 

Tastes is underwhelming too. This us an IPA?  Pushing it as a pale ale!

Mouthfeel is nothing special. It's appearance led me to thick that it wouldn't be so watery. 

Overall I'm not impressed at all. One of the least favorite IPAs I've had in memory. 

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:11:17 | More by Yagman3000
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Seanibus

California

3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing to remember either.

Pours hazy orange with a big fluffy head and amazingly sticky lacing. There were bits of sediment floating in it from a vigorous pour. The aroma is slight and orange-like, with a hint of slightly sour grain behind it. The flavor is a bit malty and bready, with some slightly bitter orange and lemon character. The bitterness is slight and quick to dissipate. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, though there remains a sneaky new layer of bitterness on the finish.

Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 01:25:08 | More by Seanibus
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy orange copper with a finger white foam. Sticky w/ lacing. Some swirling sediemnt.

Citrus smell, coupled with a light pine.

Taste is a constant hop wrapped around a mild malt that gives way to a low to medium bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation adds to the mix.

Middle of the road IPA. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 13:18:09 | More by KTCamm
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 12 ounce bottle purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for $2. Poured into my nonic Imperial pint glass. Appears a hazed greenish-yellow color with about two full fingers of fluffy off white foam. The head leaves a minimal lacing on the inside of my glass as it fades. Smells and tastes of floral hops, light caramel malts, slightly sour, pine, and lemon. The nose builds you up and then you are hit with a huge letdown in the taste. Thin, watery body with medium carbonation. One and done for me. I hope this was just a dud bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 04:58:52 | More by ClockworkOrange
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.