IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
So I've seen this a million times in the store & never bought it (it even has an eyeball on it and I'm an optometrist, so you'd think I'd be all over it, but no). Now it's given to me by a friend because someone left it at his house, and he doesn't like IPA's...
12oz, bottled 4th week of May
A - hazy amber with plenty of chunky yeasties suspended within the ale; topped with a thick, creamy, ivory head that holds good retention, and leaves rings of lacing down the glass
S - malty aroma of bread & caramel, pine & citrus in the background, slight spice & earth also
T - nice bold flavors of both malt & hop: caramel, bread, pine, and pungent grapefruit dominate the palate with toasted grain and spicy hops in there as well
M - fuller body, resiny but still creamy, lingering piney bitter finish
O - this has everything I love in an IPA. I can't believe it took this long to try it and like it as much as I did.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2013 21:34:39 | More by barnzy78
3.81/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had this on the heels of the same brewery’s APA. The copper color of both is fairly similar, but this offering had a bolder flavor profile than its little cousin.
The head was big and fluffy and left really nice lacing behind. The nose had only a mild essence of hops. The flavor profile is hop forward, but there is also a tasty floral note mixed in as well. The finish falls a bit shy of the standard hop bitterness for a single IPA. This is a fine offering, but definitely not stellar.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 04:07:56 | More by 57md
4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap into a pint glass at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee (reviewed from yesterday's notes).
A-My pour had very little head, just a patchy cap, but that cap left great curtains of lace as I drank my beer. The brew was orange honey in color and hazy.
S-The aroma is very hop-forward, as you might expect for the style, but even so, there was very little doughy, bready malt. The hops are sharp, spicy, mildly bitter, with pine, citrus notes, and chalk. Nice, but not mind-blowing.
T-The taste is also balanced toward the hop side with sharp pine, spiced citrus, a slight chalkiness and mildly dank, herbal bitterness mostly dominating the pale malt base.
M-The brew was medium body with crisp, moderate carb and a slightly oily feel from the hops.
O-This was a pretty good brew and a nice example of the style. The hops are heavy, maybe a bit too much, but they are complex and flavorful, and there is just enough base beer to keep things from getting astringent or totally unbalanced. The feel and lacing were nice, too. Unusual for me to give the same score in all categories, but this beer was just steadily good.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2013 14:04:44 | More by spoony
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.