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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

905 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 40
Gots: 45 | 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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ianmatth

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-22-2013 05:02:09 | More by ianmatth
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-21-2013 01:45:44 | More by petermethot
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-21-2013 00:05:45 | More by martyl1000
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on the heels of the same brewery’s APA. The copper color of both is fairly similar, but this offering had a bolder flavor profile than its little cousin.

The head was big and fluffy and left really nice lacing behind. The nose had only a mild essence of hops. The flavor profile is hop forward, but there is also a tasty floral note mixed in as well. The finish falls a bit shy of the standard hop bitterness for a single IPA. This is a fine offering, but definitely not stellar.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:07:56 | More by 57md
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Lagerhouserules

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2013 00:15:47 | More by Lagerhouserules
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spoony

Colorado

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

On tap into a pint glass at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee (reviewed from yesterday's notes).

A-My pour had very little head, just a patchy cap, but that cap left great curtains of lace as I drank my beer. The brew was orange honey in color and hazy.

S-The aroma is very hop-forward, as you might expect for the style, but even so, there was very little doughy, bready malt. The hops are sharp, spicy, mildly bitter, with pine, citrus notes, and chalk. Nice, but not mind-blowing.

T-The taste is also balanced toward the hop side with sharp pine, spiced citrus, a slight chalkiness and mildly dank, herbal bitterness mostly dominating the pale malt base.

M-The brew was medium body with crisp, moderate carb and a slightly oily feel from the hops.

O-This was a pretty good brew and a nice example of the style. The hops are heavy, maybe a bit too much, but they are complex and flavorful, and there is just enough base beer to keep things from getting astringent or totally unbalanced. The feel and lacing were nice, too. Unusual for me to give the same score in all categories, but this beer was just steadily good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 14:04:44 | More by spoony
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cbrakel

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-17-2013 02:33:40 | More by cbrakel
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Ethanol4one

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2013 22:19:41 | More by Ethanol4one
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YYZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-16-2013 03:22:07 | More by YYZ
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet (bottled on 5/14/13)

A: Dark hazy copper with a thick two finger head that has nice lacing and leaves a nice thick film over the beer.

S: Nice citrus prominence with a backbone of sweet pine and just a hint of malts. There is some freshly mown grass in there once you swirl it around.

T: Mostly pine with a mellow malt backbone. Decent aftertaste that lingers for quite a while. Nothing too stellar here and not many varied notes here. It even seems a bit watery the more I drink it.

M: Pretty smooth with a crisp undertone and mellow carbonation.

O: I was surprised when I looked up the ratings for this one since my dad just blindly selected a few beers from the Total Wine in Orlando, FL. It is a decent but overall mediocre IPA from a brewery I had never had of beforehand.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 00:28:28 | More by gillagorilla
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Bones10

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-15-2013 01:48:21 | More by Bones10
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APB

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-14-2013 23:27:02 | More by APB
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

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

IPA pours a dark copper with a small lacing. There is a nice subtle floral aroma. The taste has a nice enjoyable floral/hoppy flavor, that finishes with a very mellow sweetness. Nice bold hoppy flavors, but not overpowering, and once of the easier drinking IPAs. Overall a very nice flavorful yet drinkable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 03:09:48 | More by vette2006c5r
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jryanj927

Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.6%

08-11-2013 03:28:18 | More by jryanj927
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-09-2013 04:04:38 | More by NorthSideSean
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FLima

Brazil

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber color with a two finger head with decent retention and leaving laces.
What a delicious aroma of passion fruit, peaches, flowers and sweet slightly toasted malt.
Nice balanced flavor, fruity and bitter. Citrusy taste of grapefruit and oranges with notes of condimented yeast and sweet slightly roasted malt. Hints of pine and lemongrass. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden.
What a pleasant IPA, great aroma and an elegant flavor. One of the most balanced IPAs I have tasted so far. I could have had several of those in a row. Its hops give more flavor than bitterness, don’t overwhelming your taste buds. Though they feel higher than its 40+ IBUs. Excellent beer that is worth the care to have it with less than 6 months old to enjoy its full greatness. But don’t expect something overly intense.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 00:41:44 | More by FLima
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matjack85

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the Bloomningdale Binny's store as part of a build-your-own 6 pack for $9.99, so it works out to $1.67 a bottle. 12oz brown bottle with a freshness date notched on the side label stating that it was bottled during the 2nd week of January 2013.

The beer poured a hazy orange/copper color with a 1-finger white head. Retention was decent as was the lacing.

Citrusy and floral hops aroma - a nice smel

Dry and biscuity malt spiked with plenty of hop bitterness. Main flavors are pine, grapefruit rind, and herbs. Bitterness lingers long after the swallow.

Creamy smooth, thick, and full bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a good IPA, but can't give it the perfect 100 score that the brothers gave it.

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Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 07:25:50 | More by matjack85
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-07-2013 23:39:43 | More by larryarms847
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Respect_the_Saaz

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-06-2013 05:42:52 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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mwgroove23

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

08-06-2013 05:00:47 | More by mwgroove23
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-06-2013 00:44:04 | More by Buck6196
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Abilow33

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-06-2013 00:28:38 | More by Abilow33
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Daffron24

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-04-2013 19:48:52 | More by Daffron24
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2013 23:55:29 | More by billab914
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-30-2013 13:35:22 | More by dgherm
IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.