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IBA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 01-06-2011)
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.9%

10-23-2013 00:33:09 | More by clfrost
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-01-2013 18:47:56 | More by Westuh
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-29-2013 16:07:55 | More by smartassboiler
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-27-2013 12:35:29 | More by jdkitchi
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westcott

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-24-2013 03:01:56 | More by westcott
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-10-2013 01:30:50 | More by Cynic-ale
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-08-2013 23:26:01 | More by mjstacker
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-31-2013 04:20:31 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a 2 finger light tan head that has great retention.

Predominantly floral hops in the nose with a nice lightly roasted malt body to back it up. Some faint yeasts is also preset. Smells well balanced.

Malt is foreword and is lightly roasted. This is followed by a moderate bitterness with a nice floral hop presence and some clean yeast. Mild char bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is good, relatively light for how dark it is. Good carbonation and a fair amount of bitterness

Overall this is a pretty good black ipa. Relatively mild for the style but it has a nice balance. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 01:31:16 | More by Fcolle2
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-24-2013 22:20:36 | More by doublepneumonia
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2013 14:39:15 | More by beernads
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2013 15:57:35 | More by Chucker17
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-11-2013 02:58:39 | More by PEIhop
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mkh895

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-03-2013 01:28:06 | More by mkh895
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twat_waffle

Illinois

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-02-2013 01:18:27 | More by twat_waffle
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Poured bomber into 34oz mug. Jet black in the mug, showing dark brown in light. Thick, tight fluffy white head that isn't huge but is really beautiful. Smells of lighter roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is big on roasted malts, sweet caramel and bittersweet chocolate, with hops coming in towards the end for a bitter and dryer than expected finish, but it's still wet and a bit sticky at the end. A great black ale, although I'd like it hoppier. Mouthfeel is amazing though, creamy perfection.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:00:09 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, stiff head that laces like it's going out of style. Big, bright, assertive aromas of grapefruit and citrus hops. Black. Surprisingly, the deep, toasted malt starts the show as the hop bitterness ramps up and takes over, bringing in notes of pine. Peaks at a medium-high bitterness (god do I love Wisconsin IPA's! All the hop, none of the bitterness!) as the hops become somewhat citrus-like. The finish is a nice lingering of toasted malt and pine hops (maybe a touch of citrus still in there).

Man, this is a great brew. My favorite Black IPA to date. Smooth, hoppy, bursting with flavor, but not overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 03:34:34 | More by TheSSG
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Reddawg55

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2013 02:25:21 | More by Reddawg55
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dazanas

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2013 19:18:46 | More by dazanas
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-31-2013 00:45:54 | More by seeswo
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eliz108

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +30.2%

05-17-2013 15:16:57 | More by eliz108
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-06-2013 13:56:22 | More by dvmin98
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prisdefer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-28-2013 19:08:51 | More by prisdefer
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, and topped with a medium-sized tan head. The beer is enticing, and the smell is of slightly roasted grain, some malt, and medium-strength herbal hops. The taste is more intense than the aroma. Powerful, balanced, and dark. The beer has a great roasted, dark malt flavor, backed by hop flavor and bitterness, both are proportional, and the result is excellent. The body is full and creamy. This is a very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 19:44:07 | More by Suds
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

big bottle, review from notes

almost black red-brown with pillowy khaki head. smell is great: cascade hops, earth pine, roasted undertones. taste is hoppy and roasted, but flat tasting. bitter chocolate, earthy hops, toasted savory bread.

giving this the benefit of the doubt slightly, because I've had it before and it was much better.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 11:01:14 | More by jimmah120
IBA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.