Lake Shore Fog
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Lake Shore FogLake Shore Fog
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,810
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,850
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.61%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
230
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  40
SCORE
88
Very Good
Lake Shore FogLake Shore Fog
Notes: A faint crescent moon hangs low in the azure sky as the last pinpricks of starlight disappear into the brightening day. Quiet, repetitious sounds float up from nearly invisible waves lapping the beach. A cool mist hangs at the water’s edge, obscuring the early morning light into a luminescent, golden glow. One can’t help but feel a sense of easy calm in this magically surreal moment, as if caught in a universal shift, a sort of heaven-on-Earth amid the Lake Shore Fog.

Three words to describe Lake Shore Fog: hazy, juicy, refreshing. Three more: aromatic, delicious, golden. A year of brewing development has captured these attributes and rolled them into a brilliant new beer. We are using absurd amounts of hops, dry hopped on 4 different days, making it a juicy flavor and aroma bomb. A slight malty sweetness balances a dry and very mild finish which melds perfectly with its hazy appearance. Tropical, citrus, and stone fruit, and pleasingly floral character is marked with notes of big, dank, resinous Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops. Enjoy!

20 IBU
Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 230 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, BBD of 11/24/21, better drink this sucker because Southern Tier is bad about their best by dating!
Pipeworks willie.

Hazy medium gold with slight juiciness, creamy finger of head, recedes to a fuzzy ring, no lace.

Aroma of oatmeal grist, sweet lemon, a hint of mint, some pine, and orange or grapefruit peel.

Flavor is soapy and grist-y. I've made beers exactly like this before, and haven't been impressed with them. Grapefruit peel, flowers, lemon peel, stiff yeast trub, soap suds, and a weird finish of chamomile and juicy fruit gum. Slight hop fading but not overwhelmingly so.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, with slight juiciness/acidity, very mild alcohol heat, and lingering acidity dancing on the tongue at the finish.

Overall, this is just not very good. I'll end up dumping the rest of the can now that the review is over with. It's one I'll gladly skip next time. I'm just glad I didn't get the huge 15 pack IPA mix pack. I think Southern Tier should stick to their stouts.

$1.66 @ Binny's in Bloomington

Nov 01, 2021
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

2.81/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12oz can from sample pack

Truly hazy with some light comin thru. Smells boozy, tastes wet and watered down; pine and soil and PineSol. Pretty slick and oily

Unmemorable

Oct 24, 2021
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Single 12-ounce can copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a thick, hazy golden hue with decent frothing. Mellower aroma present with faint notes of lemongrass and morning dew. Mouthfeel slick. Flavors of lemonsuckle and tart citrus dance along the palate. Refreshingly flavored.

May 18, 2021
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VALIS666 from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy gold color, cloudy, decent lacing. Could smell the pine as soon as the can was cracked. The citrus, mango especially, came out more after it was poured. Taste of tangerine, a little piney bitterness. Medium-heavy carbonation, a bit gassy. Not top-shelf but solid.

Mar 20, 2021
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is almost 7 months old, unfortunate, still reviewing it.

Pours a hazy straw color with 2+ fingers of of rocky ivory colored head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Leafy hops & tangerine

T: Tangerine & grapefruit & a little bit of pear & lime up front. A little dryness & then lime, leafy hops & tangerine as this warms, plus a little orange. Finishes a little dry with lime & tangerine

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, good balance

Drinkable, but nothing special, will seek some out if I can find fresh

Oct 18, 2020
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

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

Very hazy yellow. Citrus, pineapple, floral, and slight pine on the nose. Flavor follows, pretty sharp, punchy flavor. The bitterness is strong but very clean. Dry.

Oct 12, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was gifted this in an "overpacked" half rack of assorted Southern Tier products and man, do they all compete. This was probably my favorite. We at the 1009 love ourselves a good juicy IPA and this fell right in line with some of our favorites. Highly drinkable, sweet, but not overly sweet, but enough to want to bring that can back to your lips for more. Delish.

Oct 02, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in the 15 brew Overpack'd pack 9-12-20 for $20.99. Canned 6-17-20; consumed 9-18-20.

Beer poured a cloudy light orange with a minimal white head.

Nose is nice, very tropical and citrusy.

Taste is a tad sweet with the light malt base comingling nicely with orange, tangerine, and mango. Finishes lacking some bitterness; 2/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing.

Overall a nice beer, glad i got to try this!

Sep 18, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky light lime golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has abundant tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with well balanced intense tropical and citrus flavors
A light bodied decently carbonated crisp beer
A well done easy drinking light NEIPA

Sep 13, 2020
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Raime from Greenland

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3 of 4 from the ST mixed 15 pack.

Look - Super murked pale sunset yellow with a finger and a half of head. Stick is solid but nothing to write home about.

Smell - Pine needles in lower amounts with some more of that ST IPA mosaic flower.

Taste - Pine amps up at long last. Mosaic flower and some SN style hop hunter oils.

Feel - Smooth with low carbonation. Swallows bitter and easy with some mosaic marijuana.

Overall - Every beer so far in this pack is just a stronger, more well done example of those that have come before it. Don't assume the blonde ale will blow my nuts off so the pack so far with make a solid grab for a fishing trip on the pontoon but certainly nothing overly special. But we've set to see.

Sep 05, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Straw yellow and hazy. Big soapy bubbles on a hard pour.

S: Piney and perhaps tropical pineapple. Simcoe hops most likely, possibly a blend of simcoe, citra, and amarillo. (Turns out it's mosaic not simcoe)

T: Light oily flavor. Citrusy juicy notes. I like this one most out of the Overpackd so far.

F: Juicy and refreshing with a piney finish. The apparent dry hopping did it well.

O: A nice summer beer that's fruity but not too big on the fruit. It's a bit piney and bitter the whole way through. It's light weight and hopped appropriately.

Aug 21, 2020
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, pale greenish with white bubbly head.

Smells of fresh citrus and pine with some tropical fruit notes - star fruit, pineapple- and a slight bread malt middle.

Taste follows the nose finishing dry with earthy, herbal, and floral notes.

Aug 12, 2020
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5/10/20....very cloudy, yellow hazed, white foam lid. Tropical citrus nose, pineapples and mangoes. Quite fruity. Super juicy flavor. Loads of citrus. Fruity mixed in and a peppery hard bitter. Solid!

Jul 25, 2020
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jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale dark yellow pour. The nose is grapefruit, blood orange and pineapple notes. Flavor is a heavy grapefruit and citrus punch which is pretty persistent throughout. Does have good carbonation and it’s not terribly heavy on the palate. Solid brew.

Jul 01, 2020
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RockHop from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light, glowing and golden. Some light foam dissipated quickly. Pineapple upside down cake aroma. Nice deep pineapple flavor with a bit of lemon. Also get some mineral tonic notes going on. Not bitter but refreshing. Good effervescence and substantial body.

Jun 27, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a May 2020 canning date stamp on the bottom served in a lager glass.
Pours with a foggy, pale golden body with a decent white head.
It has a pungent, dank aroma with a brighter, somewhat fruity flavor. The flavor and medium-full body make for a juicy feel.

Jun 19, 2020
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scootny from New York

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy with a decent head that fades quickly. Not much lacing. A Wit like white opaqueness and appearance.

Nose follows through on the promise of juiciness. Lots of tropical fruits and a hint pine. Yes the light sweet malt flows into that oft mentioned stone fruit peachiness that is so welcome in an IPA. A slight mineral edge gives a nice bite to an aroma I wish were just a touch bigger.

Taste is also juicy and nicely balanced. Malt bring a good amount of grains and the hops are big but not overwhelming. Lots of citrus and a big shot of orange. A bit of hop oil in the finish that lingers.

Crisp feel with a tingly carbonate and a somewhat creamy fullness.

A solid and easily quaffed NEIPA. Refreshing and delicious.

Jun 15, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this from a can into a shaker glass.
A: pours hazy, bright yellow body with a small white head with ok retention and lacing.
S: dank, earthy, citrus hop notes with some sweet, citrus notes.
T: sweet, citrus taste with a subtle hop bitterness; some sweet lemongrass in the aftertaste.
M: velvety on the tongue; very smooth.
O: solid example of an NEIPA. Well balanced beer, easy drinking, as well.

May 17, 2020
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skisonic from Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its hazy, a cloudy deep straw color when poured into a glass. It looks hazy, cloudy but healthy with a deep core. Smells citrusy, orange in particular. Tastes a bit sharp, a bit sour, maybe grapefruit flavored. A little bit more tart than expected, unique but pleasant.
Canned 03/20/2020 but not stored cold at retailer, so flavor may have been impacted.

May 13, 2020
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy, opaque pale yellow with a rapidly disappearing head.
Smell: Apricot, mango, tropical fruit. Dank pine and onion hop aroma. Hint of vanilla.
Taste: Mild juiciness up front, quickly opens up with juicy sweetness and hop bitterness. Somewhat indistinct flavorwise, with hints of pineapple, orange, and vanilla. Pleasant juicy hop aftertaste.
Feel: Medium-bodied and lightly fizzy.
Overall: A nice, drinkable NE IPA that I wouldn't mind getting again.

Apr 23, 2020
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow in color with hazy, unfiltered appearance. Poured with a moderate, creamy, white foam with medium retention. Fruity aromas with pineapple and sweet melon notes with medium light malt. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Citrus and fruity flavors with medium light hop bitterness and solid malty backbone. Flavors are more citrussy toward the end as this finished with light fruity and citrus notes. A good NEIPA, nothing spectacular. Easy drinking and flavorful

Apr 19, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-a pale yellow and cloudy can pour with a thin foam cap and a pop of orange in the aroma. The flavor includes pineapple, tangerine and a bit of mango. The hop bitterness is moderate. This is a light-bodied, light flavored brew.

Apr 12, 2020
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coryrockwood

4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light bright yellow color and very hazy, Hazy as light passes through the glass. The head is short and does Not much head retention.

Aroma; The beer has a consistent aroma of strong pineapple and grapefruit and under-ripe pineapple.

Taste: grassy upfront with some green onion. Mostly it is grass though. There is a bit of alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel: sharp bubbles and light hoppy bitterness, give this a good mouthfeel.

Overall, quite enjoyable, and would welcome it about any time.

Apr 03, 2020
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ChadSchwenk

5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells and tastes great. Highly recommend if you want a crisp tasting IPA that isn't too strong. You can drink these easy any point during the day or night. I enjoyed this beer tremendously and will continue to drink them. I also like the design on the cans.

Mar 31, 2020
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IPA17 from New Jersey

4.89/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

After trying nearly 2,000 different beers over the past two decades, I have finally settled on my "go-to" beer and this is it. So true to the IPA formula but with that perfect hops taste and smell. Well balanced and weighing in at the most suitable ABV, to me, this beer hits on all cylinders. I can back for beer after beer and never get sick of it. Until I find a better beer, if I ever do, this will be the standard by which I judge all other beers. Cheers!

Mar 31, 2020
Lake Shore Fog from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 230 ratings