Lake Shore Fog
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,702
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,247
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.16%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
180
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 10, 2022
Added:
Oct 14, 2018
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  43
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
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Rated: 3.9 by EdFed from Illinois

Nov 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by Khaack from New York

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very hazy golden color with a decent foamy white head, good retentions and some nice lacing. The aroma is citrus, stone fruit snd light sweet malt.
The taste is grapefruit, tangerine, peach, white grape, mango, passion fruit, very tasty, mild bitterness and nicely balanced. The finish is a bit dry with a touch of grapefruit and pine.
The body is medium, smooth and very drinkable, good carbonation level.
Altogether this is a tasty and enjoyable brew. The ABV is a bit high for a session ale but the taste and drinkability could be inviting.
Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by selekt0r

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75
Purchased as part of a 15-can variety pack from Sam's Club for $16.89. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Super hazy bright yellow, with an extremely minimal pale white head. Alright lacing.
S - Insanely hoppy on the nose. Pineapple, tangerine, and kumquat come through most prominently.
T - Getting kumquat and pineapple on the start, and pushes into an amalgamation of citron, white grape, and hay. While balanced, it leans towards the sweet side of the spectrum. Not too much flavor, but intense hoppiness at the same time. Slight ethanol presence throughout; concentrated at the finish.
F - Medium-bodied, with light carbonation. Rather thin. Leaves a stickiness on the lips.
O - Honestly, a little disappointed. So far in this variety pack, this is probably the worst of them (so far). While hoppy, the flavors present aren't as complex as you'd expect, and the body is too thin to carry anything. It's a lot like a bottled tropical fruit concentrate that someone added a gallon of finely-carbonated seltzer to. The noticeable ABV unfortunately leaves this not as drinkable as the others, and it isn't as smooth as you'd think. I'll be straight - I don't foresee myself purchasing this one in the future, and recommend you don't purchase a can - to save for disappointment.
May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can in a long stemmed IPA glass.

Nice pour yields a golden colored hazed liquid topped by 2F of white foam. Strong retention and soapy lacing.

Stone and tropical fruit mix with some light malt. Fruit aromas are blended.

Lots of fruit flavors; pineapple, mango, peach, and citrus blend.

Light and refreshing feel. Mild hops, no bitterness. A bit sweet and juicy.

Goes down easy, smooth, and tasty.
Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Southern Tier Brewing Co. "Lake Shore Fog"
12 fl. oz. can "BEST BY 03/03/22 LKW21244011354FL"

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a hazy golden body beneath a short head of bright white foam. The head has already dropped but it's still holding a solid cap, and there are some mountains of lace left surrounding the glass where it once stood. The aroma is distincty citrusy with citrus pith, grapefruit, lemon, and orange over a delicate, lightly sweetish malt base. The flavor is fuller, with more malt character, although it remains fairly thin. The body is thin as well, maybe light-medium although it's leaning towards light even with the extra proteins. It's crisp, and there's some acidity to it as well that probably makes it seem even more thin. There's not alot of additional fruitiness although I will suggest peach, mango, and berries. All of the fruit notes are pretty soft though as this is overall a fairly thin and light beer. A moderate bitterness balances it and it finishes dry, acidic and fruity with some orange lingering. It's not bad at all, just a little lacking in comparison to most of the juicy NEIPAs on the market. It would be great as a summer beer but keep in mind that it's still 6.5% ABV.
Review #7,835
Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very opaque bright gold with a big very persistent head. Smell is citrusy hops, lemons grapefruit. Taste is similar citrus hops- kind of blunted, balanced with malt sweetness, a tiny bit of bitterness. Pleasant. Rather mellow. Nice body. Overall a solid NEIPA and a nice beer, pretty typical of the style.
Mar 11, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

2.57/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Hazy yellow, white head, not so great retention, good lacing
Mango and pineapple hop aroma
Tastes like it smells, kinda has a watery oatmilk character
Somewhat thin, could use more carbonation
no thanks
Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by adamstef

Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.7 by evostudios12 from Florida

Jan 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 14, 2022
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Rated by SlurpGod420

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Slurp szn on this mug
Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by hotwired from New Jersey

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by George2744 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by Winzlow from Florida

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
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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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.81/5  rDev -28.3%
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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Rated by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Solid, but a little dry for a hazy
Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by ajdemma from New York

Sep 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Klister from Maine

Jul 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by stucat from Illinois

Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by sherrymj from Ohio

Jul 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by JohnDon from Texas

Jun 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by nmann08 from Virginia

May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
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
 
Rated: 4.09 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by VALIS666 from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
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
 
Rated: 4 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by Danzifer from Ohio

Feb 19, 2021
Lake Shore Fog from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 248 ratings