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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,094 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 52
Gots: 142 | 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:
Beer added by: cichief on 01-05-2008

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of drmarks
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good but not overwhelming beer. While it has the strong hops flavor it did have a bit of an unpleasantly bitter after taste where many IPAs have a more clean hoppy kick. With that said, it was a very good beer that was easy to drink and pretty strong

Photo of AlphaKing414
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Malty looking, Nice head, dissipates pretty fast.

Amazing smell! I can smell it from three feet away! Great grapefruit smell, quite danky.

One of the best off the shelve IPAs no questions asked. Great danky, hop taste. Citrus goodness, cant get much better than this.

Not too much carbonation.

Overall, I think this is a great IPA definatly recommend trying it. So underated I think.

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SheboyganJake
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Mfoucault
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of chodinheaven
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy amber-orange in color, bright and lively looking with a one finger off white head on top that dissapates down to a thinish sheet, leaving patchy lacing behind. The aroma is as bright as the hue with a grapefruit citrus sharpness and a bit of resin from the hops. Even a bit floral to fill in the cracks. A good bit of malts make there way through, but the hops outshine it. Not terribly aromatic, but very pleasant indeed.

Well-rounded upfront and sharply hoppy from the alpha acids in the back. The malts are lightly toasty up front with a mild sweetness. The toastiness is bready and lends a solid backbone for the hops to shine. Lots of grapefruity hop flavor without a ton of biting bitterness, just a sharp earthiness from the resins in the finish. The bitterness is there, but not overpoweringly so, just the right amount of balance. It matches the palate cleansing carbonation, leaving only a short-lived aftertaste of citrusy hops. Again, a bit of floral hop flavor make their way through the citrus, completing the balance. The mouthfeel complements everything perfectly as well with a nice tingle from the hops, carbonation and even a touch of booze for a light and spritzy feel, but heavy on flavor. Very refreshing.

Really good IPA here, one that has all the balancing features that it needs. I would absolutely like to get my hands on more of this.

Photo of HairyToeKnuckles
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jared2287
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Popp24
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mecmd
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of nrs207
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark orange with a finger of white head that leaves really thick lacing down the glass.

S - Really citrusy and grapefruit. That's really all I got from it.

T - The smell is the same as the taste. There's some sweet malt backing it up, but it's dominated by hops. I do enjoy it, but it's not surprisingly a typical IPA. A citrus and grapefruit dominant taste.

O - Good, but not great. If you want a citrus IPA give it a try. It's good, but not great. It was given to me. I wouldn't buy it, but I'd gladly drink it again.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. According to the notches on the side of the label, this beer was bottled during the third week of February (2012?).

Appearance: Straight pour into a tulip. The color is cloudy light amber/orange. A finger of off-white head dissipated fairly quickly to leave a bubbly cap, a ring around the edge, and some trails along the glass. I can see tiny bits of yeast hovering in the beer.

Smell: Lots of smooth and tame citrus — grapefruit, orange, lemon — which balances well with pine spice and a solid base of caramel.

Taste: Very well balanced. Everything from the smell is present — the fruit citrus as well as the pine and caramel base — and the hops are riding shotgun. Though it does not pack a powerful punch, it does offer hoppy astringency. It is very smooth and easy drinking for an IPA. As it warms the booze becomes noticeable, but faintly.

Drinkability: This is definitely not a one-trick-pony, kick-in-the-face IPA. Instead, this is a solid, well-crafted beer that is very drinkable.

Photo of boyermi206
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- very clear light orange, dark yellow

S- outstanding, I get hops and malt all together, neither is overpowering or aggressive

T- outstanding again, great citrus hop smell, full malt that lends to a great hop bite with lingering (but not too much bitterness)

M- full, great carbonation, full mouthfeel, but still light hoppy and great overall

O- go buy this beer, if you can find it on tap I can only imagine that it will be one of the best IPA's that you have ever had.

Photo of JimKal
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a slightly cloudy dark amber with a one finger head. As the head dissipates it leave a nice lacing behind

Aroma is light citrus with a hint of malt.

It has a mutter hop bite with some ongoing bitterness.

The mouthfeel on this is very nice. This one has the balance missing in so many hop bombs. Yes, there is a time for those and I love them as well, just not all the time. This one will pair well with food - you will still taste the food!

Lakefront did a great job with this IPA. It is very different from the west coast style. This has the balance to be a very popular beer to drink with a good meal.

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of theholdsteady
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ahq514
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with about a fingers worth of an airy, white head. Appears to have low-medium carbonation. Great lacing.

Good variety of hops present in the aroma. Exhibits pine, floral, grapefruit, and citrus aromas. The hop aromas are nicely balanced by some caramel malt.

Everything you would expect from the aroma is present here. Starts out with a burst of citrus and pine hops. Then the malt comes in and mutes the bitterness of the hops. The beer finishes with some softer fruit characteristics, like apricot.

Mouthfeel is a medium body, fairly light carbonation, and extreme drinkability.

The name of this beer is balance. Has some great hop characteristics while having a great malt presence as well. This gives it great drinkability as their is very low lingering bitterness. In my opinion, one of the better ipas out there.

Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Opaque orange brown color. A little over one finger of creamy off-white head. Retention is average and a moderate sized ring of lacing is left.

5.0 S: The aroma on this is incredible. My nose is being pelted with mango after pineapple after mango after papaya after mango after orange after mango. Sugary underneath. Very faint bready maltiness. This is all about the hops (mango). Doesn't get much better than this.

3.5 T: Taste is good, but can't hold a candle up to the nose. Soft bitterness. Citrus and tropical hop flavor that is much reduced from what the nose offered. Slight bready yeastiness.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. A bit overcarbonated and the carbonation is rather biting. Not as creamy as I want.

3.5 D: Decent beer that I'm glad to have had. Fantastic nose, but unfortunately the taste doesn't follow suit.

IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.