IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium to dark, slightly cloudy orange amber. Nice two finger off white head that was continually refreshed by carbonation; massive lacing. Looks great. Intense aroma, noticeable at arms length, of piney hops and grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet malt with pine and citrus hops that are not as strong as the aroma suggested. Pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. A nicely balanced IPA that is not quite as intense as the Northwest versions I've become accustomed to. Well made and a pleasant change of pace.
07-06-2012 03:27:26 | More by LiquidAmber
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
pours out a cloudy and hazed copper colour with a meringue like taupe head. tons of lace. aroma runs herbal and medicinal...piney and woody with resin notes. just a touch of grapefruit rind amke this a nice smeller. the flavour profile has some more herbal elements, agressively hopped, not too bitter with a nice foundation of caramel and toffee like maltiness that lets the hop bill act as a nice balance rather than overwhelming things. this a bigger IPA that has some boozy notes, but overall tastes nice enough. lakefront IPA has a well rounded body with a unique texture in the mouthfeel that is thick and creamy. definitley some girth to this one. drinkability is quite afffable.
overall a pleasant and again different version of the IPA style. not a hop monster, a little boozy, and the overall texture is certainly unique. i would revisit this and is recommended for consumption.
07-03-2012 22:33:14 | More by budgood1
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
Haven't had this in ages but found a fresh supply of it and am glad I pulled the trigger.
This is an often overlooked solid IPA...certainly not top tier (4.5+) but not far off from the upper tier range (4.0+ on this scale)
More of a grungy hop forward IPA than a bright citrus hop forward IPA. It has a good dose of pine and sharp citrus (grapefruit).
Malt lends some heft to the body and dulls the hop bite slightly on the finish.
Good, solid, workman-like IPA I'd buy again occasionally even with all the other great options available. Much prefer O'Dell and Two-Hearted but this is enjoyable
06-22-2012 05:25:09 | More by ZAP
3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
A- Half inch white head on a murky dark orange body. Head cap is left with splotchy lacing.
S- Whiffs of orangey citrus, kind of faint.
T- Follows the nose. Oranges. A bready/biscuity malt backbone.
M- Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
D/O- Very drinkable. Lakefront IPA didn't wow my socks off but I could see it as a tasty summer bevy that drinks a lot lower alcohol-wise than it actually.
06-21-2012 03:23:33 | More by Duff27
4.5/5 rDev +13.9%
12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial Pint.
Bottled during May Wk2 (2012) notched on label.
A - Pouring slightly hazy golden amber in color with a foamy white head, Lakefront's IPA retains it's head respectably while circling the pint with delicate collars of lace.
S - Certainly hop-forward, assertive pine and bright citrus aromas erupt from within Lakefront's IPA. While not without a malt base, it's hard to detect much more than some trace caramel sweetness from behind the delectable hop aroma. A very slight touch of alcohol can be found in the finish, just as the glass pulls from your mouth.
T - A very good balance of malt and hop action, Lakefront IPA starts malty sweet with caramel notes and slight graininess and moves quickly into a piny citrus hop flavor that finishes crisp and refreshing. Notes of fresh grapefruit and dried apricot add depth to the hop flavor.
M - Sporting great balance, IPA features a nice smooth mouthfeel with a decent carbonation crispness, all ending with a dry, bitter kick that brings you back in for another sip.
D - Lakefront nails down an easy drinking, almost dangerous IPA that's full of the hop-head's dreams; pine and citrus abounding. Plenty of balance makes this a tasty treat that, despite the higher alcohol level, is rather sessionable!
06-06-2012 22:58:09 | More by BeerFMAndy
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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