IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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2.93/5 rDev -25.8%
12 ounce bottle from Beer of the Month Club. I see the months of year on the side of the label to indicate the bottling date, but either nothing is marked on my bottle or I'm not smart enough to figure out how to read the markings above.
A: Cloudy hazy orange color with a slight creamy head that sticks around.
S: Wonderful hoppy citrusy grapefruit aroma greets the nose and grabs your attention.
T: Not as grapefruity as smell indicates. Definitely some hop flavors, but I get some pine and grass flavors. I also pick up an unpleasant metallic tinny taste, especially in the finish.
M: Medium bodied, above average carbonation
D: Somewhat disappointed, especially after the wonderful aroma. Maybe this was just a bad bottle - something I'm willing to give another try.
03-18-2011 02:20:16 | More by chaz01
2.93/5 rDev -25.8%
Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Emerges hazy and a dark grapefruit color with a nice looking, one finger sized head. Pretty rocky and dense and plenty of lacing.
Aroma is very lackluster. Mostly caramel malt with very little hops. Sweet.
Very little hop flavor or bitterness. This doesnt really taste like an IPA to me. Very disappointed in this one. Maybe it is old or something but this was like a weak pale ale.
01-14-2009 00:00:53 | More by SaCkErZ9
2.98/5 rDev -24.6%
Served cellar temp from a brown 12 oz bottle into a glass tumbler.
Nice crystal clear copper color with a fluffy off-white head is very inviting.
Aroma is earthy and grassy with a hint of maltiness.
Flavor follows up on the aroma, earthy and spicy, maybe Fuggle or Czech hops. Not the usual piney or citrusy aroma of American west coast hops. Biscuity malt flavor. English profile.
Nice mouthfeel from the assertive but balanced bitterness.
A clean, plain beer, would be much better practically with any other variety of hops. None the piney or fruity hops mentioned in other reviews--is this beer a recent victim of the shortage?
07-04-2008 14:31:38 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
3/5 rDev -24.1%
Poured into a 12 oz Pint glass the beer has a dark orange or copper hue. The head was off white and disappeared quickly. It smells strongly of citrus. The taste follows the smell and has a prickly carbonation. I found the malt in this beer to over-power the hop profile. This would be an OK session beer but I would not search it out.
03-01-2009 21:48:48 | More by ROBORB
3.03/5 rDev -23.3%
A: somewhat hazy; burnt orange color; even with an aggressive pour, almost no head; some lacing;
S: subdued; a little pine, tropical fruit, and a touch of smokiness;
T: well balanced, but not a lot of anything; a slight bit of bitterness on the short finish;
M: medium bodied; light carbonation;
O: this wasn't bad, but it seemed a little weak; if it had more aroma, more flavor, more bitterness, and more carbonation, I would have liked it a lot more;
06-13-2014 03:53:05 | More by HamdenHector
3.05/5 rDev -22.8%
A - Medium, golden-brown color. Gentle carbonation with a thin head which dissipated quickly.
S - light, citrusy hop aroma, but hardly a hint of malt.
T - Faint grapefruit on the light side. Overall, there is more focus on bitterness than the malt can back up / balance up. A mild alcohol taste in the finish.
M - Coats tongue without feeling syrupy. Thick feel, given the appearance. Non-offensive, but low carbonation.
D - Neither a chore nor a great pleasure to drink. I feel I would just as soon move on to another beer as I would open another of this brew.
All around, just an average IPA in my book. I've had it in the past and remember it being better than this. The date on the bottle shows it's pretty fresh, but I'll review it again in the future to see if it's just this batch or if my tongue is on the fritz.
02-27-2009 00:42:37 | More by MitchW
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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