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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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very good

1,077 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 47
Gots: 119 | 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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Photo of boyermi206
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
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
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
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
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of rangerred
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange with a half finger white head. Good lacing and head retention.

Smells is all hops with lots of grapefruit and orange citrus. Really no malt detectable at all.

Flavor starts out with tons of citrus from the hops along with a moderate bitterness. A little pit of grainiy malt is detectable in the middle but not a whole lot. Hops are king. Finish is pretty long lasting and drying.

Overall this is a pretty good IPA. Could use a little more malt flavor but the hoppiness is wonderful.

Photo of Fitzmke
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of redfacedshooter
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Beertrader60657
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of EddieJoe
1/5  rDev -74.7%

Photo of kb2250
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CHickman
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy copper orange color with thick 2 finger off white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and rings coating the sides.

Smells of floral hops, herbs, citrus hops, grapefruit, light lemon, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops, straw, grains, biscuit and then more citrus notes like tangerine; very nice hoppy nose that is fragrant yet soft and enjoyable at the same time.

Tastes like it smells, with big juicy floral hops, flowers, herbs, orange peel, grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops/pine cones, straw, fresh cut grass, hay, biscuit, lightly roasted grains, toast, light spices like pepper and coriander; alcohol is very well hidden and not a factor.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a medium body, average fizzy carbonation, and a mild bitter finish that is dry – this went down easy and would be a great session beer.

High drinkability, this had just enough malts and biscuit to add balance to the tasty hops, and is a fine example of an IPA that is not a hop-bomb but very sessionable. A very nice beer which I recommend trying.

Photo of mercatonero
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Goldfishman
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of TheCondor
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this bottle as a gift from a co-worker, who said she had drank and then brought home an egregious amount of this beer from a trip to Milwaukee. Sounded good, she knew I liked IPA's, so I gave it a shot! Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden brown color, almost the color of a good dunkelweizen. A small head after an aggressive pour which goes away quickly, no real sign of lacing to speak of. I do like the cloudiness, however.

Smell - Good piney hops smell, tropical fruit, real nice nose on it. You won't mistake you are drinking an IPA, that's for sure. The hops are there.

Taste - I like it, real solid. Good balanced taste between the malt and hops on the front and rear of the drink, respectively. Much like the nose, there is a big pine kick to it, but the hoppiness doesn't pound your taste buds.

Mouthfeel - Finished crisp and clean, medium carbonation and body. Liked it.

Overall - I really enjoyed this brew. I would absolutely buy it again without hesitation. Its a good, balanced IPA that won't break the bank, good ABV, could probably even use it as a session brew, but certainly a solid choice for an every day IPA.

Photo of IronLover
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled the first week of December 2011. Copper orange in color and murky. Poured with a frothy off-white foam that quickly reduced to a soapy cap. Big grapefruit hop aroma that still allows malty aromas to show through beneath. Citrus grapefruit and strong herbal hop flavors up front that quickly fade through the middle. The flavor changes so quickly it the flavor briefly seems watery before citrus and pine hop flavors again return at the very dry finish. Light caramel malt backbone throughout. The ultra-dry finish seems to take away any bitter hoppiness at the end. This was like a west coast IPA at the beginning and an English IPA at the finish.

Photo of omegaman
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Biestie
4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my new favorite IPA. Perfect hop blend aroma/flavor of citrus and pine, not too much of one or the other (I've grown rather tired of grapefruit beer). Bitter enough to make it an IPA, but not overpowering. The malt backbone is just enough to let you know it's there. If someone were to ask me the definition of the perfect IPA, I'd say Lakefront.

Photo of Jparker37
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled week 1 of October 2011 and poured into a Samual Adams perfect pint.

A - Golden with some orange highlights. Some floating debris haze. Big pillowy white head full of tiny bubbles that receed to a small but prevalent cap of foam that clings to every inch of the glass.

S - Big pine/citrus hops. Even some slight tropical fruit smells. Very green dry-hops. ++++

T - A little bit of some biscuity/bready malt is quickly swallowed up by great pine, and mildy herbal flavor. But the finish is its best feature. Its big and bold hop flavor is quickly quieted to a nice crisp/drying bitter finish without leaving your taste buds begging for mercy.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation

O - I would by the sampler 8 pack all over again for the IPA alone. I was enamored with how hoppy the beer was in smell and flavor but still sessionable for a hot summers day.

IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.