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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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IPAIPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

975 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 45
Gots: 73 | 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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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of MkeIpa
5/5  rDev +26.6%

MkeIpa, Sep 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

irrgalaxy, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ryanpj, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tdmccarthy, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/2011.

Pours a murky dark orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, herbal hops, and some floral flavors up front with a malt finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and drinkable even though it's around 8 months old at this point.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of BeerForHokie
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

BeerForHokie, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking copper colored beer, the head was big and white. The lacing on it was very nice also. The smell of the beer has a good hop presence to it as well as some nice malts in there too. The taste of the beer isn't quite as hoppy as I expected it to be. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and smoothin the finish. Overall this beer was quite tasty, glad I was able to try it. I would enjoy this beer again in the future.

Knapp85, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of olafphysics
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

olafphysics, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

nheinzie57, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

bpfrush, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

MarshMan71, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of roadies
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

roadies, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Trevormcraig
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Trevormcraig, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Strix
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-amber, nice head, pretty good lacing.

Pine and citrus predominant smells.

Pine notes predominate, a bit of citrus rind, and a decent malt backbone.

Medium-creamy mouthfeel and carbonation.

Middle-upper end IPA, certainly satisfying, but nothing particular stood out for me.

Strix, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of robboyd
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and balanced IPA. Looks great, perfectly amber with a nice fluffy head and strong lacing. Smell is super citrusy. It smells like a grapefruit with honey sprinkled over it, which was something my dad ate for breakfast when I was growing up.

Taste is delicious as well. This could easily become my everyday drinking IPA. Strong hops and citrus, especially grapefruit, like the nose. It has an underlying sweet maltiness that balances it perfectly and is overcome by the hops for a semi-dry finish.

Overall, I'm surprised this beer isn't rated higher on the average. It's truly a great beer and one I'm happy to have finally pulled the trigger on.

robboyd, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JimGlonke, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

LoadedSchells, Jul 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Stales, Jul 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

djtomain, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Kendo
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle says it was bottled in the first week of June. Consumed on July 23, 2012.

A: Body is amber-orange with a small whitish head. Some lacing.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose - a touch of hops (citrusy) over some sweet malt. Slight spiciness too.

T: Follows the nose, more or less, though there's more malt sweetness than expected, leading me to the fleeting thought that this is more like an English IPA than an American-style IPA. Honey sweetness up front is followed by citrusy hops. Finishes with a lingering dry hoppy bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, slightly creamy feel. Modest resiny feel to it.

O: Decent. Not great - a little too sweet for my IPA preference, but good stuff overall. Lingering bitterness redeems it a little.

Kendo, Jul 26, 2012
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.