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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: 48
Gots: 120 | 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 Lemke10
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a Lakefront 8-pack variety from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for about $11 in Fall 2010.

Pours a nice cloudy amber color with a decent head of foam that last quite a while. Has a mild scent of hops mixed in with other malts and grains. The taste has a nice texture that feels just right. You can tell this an IPA, but the taste of the hops is a lot more mellow than most IPA's. The taste could be a little bolder but that's about it. A really good beer to start with if you are unsure if you will like IPA's.

Photo of BeerTruth
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was pleasantly surprised to see this at Finger Lakes Beverage in Ithaca.

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Bottled in Sept notched on the side.

Pours a hazy golden yellow hue with a fluffy two finger off-white head that slowly dies down to a foamy layer of bubbles. Lots of clingy lacing left behind on the sides of the glass. Sweet citrus hops in the nose with bitter earthy notes as well. A faint pale malt aroma with some grass and hay underneath. Pretty fresh smelling beer overall. Taste begins with pink grapefruit, mandarine oranges, and sweet floral hops. Bitter hops and fresh cut grass midway with a slight malty undertone. Aftertaste is semi-dry with a touch of lemon and pine. Light to medium body with a crisp feel and a lively carbonation. This is a very solid and drinkable IPA, one I could easily see myself returning to down the road.

Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a nice orange-amber with a small white head that maintains. Decent lacing on the glass.

Nice herbal and floral hop smell. A bit of the grainy caramel malt base sneeks in as well.

Herbal and floral hops upfront that give way for some nice grainy malt flavor. IBUs are rather subdued. Finishes slightly dry and rather clean.

Medium-light body, medium carbonation.

This is just a nice, drinkable IPA. Very sessionable, it is very well rounded and requires little effort to consume.

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wiseman Justin Reporting:

Appearance - Cloudy, dark burnt orange. Pours a thick frothy head that takes about 2 minutes to dissipate. Some lacing.

Smell - Nice strong smell that I noticed from about a foot away. Heavy hops on the nose. Some faint citrus (mainly oranges). It's nice from afar but up close it's not that good.

Taste - Light burnt hops. It's an adequate IPA but I've had much, much better. Still, the beer has no flaws, just no real strengths either. Woody, hoppy and some orange.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is a bit high; other than that it seems pretty average.

Overall - This is a pretty average IPA. I don't feel like I wasted my money on it at all.

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of u2carew
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head, then settles to a thin lacing on top. Hazy body with some settlement. Copper in color. Lacing is thin and semi-sticky.
S) Orange. Pink grapefruit. Some floral tones as well.
T) A nicely balanced IPA. Not an over-the-top hop bomb. The bittering hops are sharp and dry with some citrus tones. Malt base has caramel and some fruity hints to it.
M) Fizzy. Medium body. Dry and a bit chalky in the finish.
O) A decent IPA. I'd have another.

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of seanchai
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BierFan
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a mug. The bottle says it's 7 months old.

Big off-white head and a honey-orange colored head. Cloudy like a German hefeweizen due to a crazy amount of yeast in the bottle. Not sure if Lakefront IPA's are always this yeasty or if I got an off bottle. Wasn't sure how all the yeast would taste in an IPA but it's pretty good.

Photo of jimmah120
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle born on 3rd week of January. Cool label design.

Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a red hue. Small head that dissipates quickly but leaves a sticky film. Smell is light tropical fruits and heavy malt. Taste follows with dank, wet, fruity hops, and a good amount of bready, pumpkin-like malt.

If you can get this fresh, it is an excellent IPA. More than 3 months old, and it's just average.

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Stigs
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass

A - the beer is hazy, burnt orage in color. hoists a half inch or so of soapy white foam. head retains nicely through most of the drink and adds a thin veil of sticky foam to the sides of the glass. good start.

S - hops mixed into citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and some wet pine...turns a little metallic and stale in the second half.

T - moderate bitterness from citrus and piney hops. a solid lightly sweet caramel malt bed overshadows the hops at times. nothing here really stands out, but its decent.

M - body a little on the light side but comes through feeling a little creamy, with moderate controlled carbonation. some lingering piney bitterness and finishes a touch dry.

D - decent by most measures, wont appease a big hop craving but has a decent enough taste to it.

Photo of ATPete
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Part of a Lakefront tasting held 3/30/10

Pours a hazy orange brown color with a small fluffy white head. Good, fresh nose here, some pine, citrus fruit and apricot. Good balance in flavor, definitely pushing West Coast with the hop varietals chosen, piney, generously hopped with a long bitter aftertaste. Definitely a solid IPA.

Photo of kushlash23
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of 510a
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of botham
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a rich amber color with a couple fingers of light orangish head that remains for the duration of consumption. the brew is semi-hazy and leaves moderate lacings.

aroma is hoppy, with a notable coniferous character and a grassy base. not much on the malt side in the aroma, but a touch of fruit is present in the background.

taste is full of hops, with a tinge of a caramel malt up front, and the same coniferous character throughout. a distant note of apple and white grape is present as well, giving the brew a solid profile. finishes with residual bittering hops.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture and a moderate bite from CO2. finishes dry with a bitter aftertaste. a great IPA in mouthfeel.

drinkability is great. this is a smooth IPA with a great hop character. a solid profile and great proportioning makes this a notable IPA.

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