Extended Play | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 04-25-2014

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4.72/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
4.2% ABV, Bottled 04/22/14

A - Dumped right into the pint, a little haze is left in the goldenrod-colored beer, slightly clouding up the warm appearance but, it's wonderfully formed white head coats the pint in lace while retaining that volatile hop nose.

S - Like a good album, Extended Play's side A opens powerfully; bright and citrusy hoppiness explodes into the nose with force, showcasing lemon cookies, swirls of floral character, and summer-like suggestions of fresh cut lawn. EP's pale malt quality is barely perceived outside of the bready aspect of the lemon cookie aroma, which leaves it hoppy leaning.

T - Through side B, Extended Play keeps spinning it's hop forward quality with notes of lemon rind, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a lightly grassy finish that all but drowns out the sound of cereal grainy pale malt in the background.

M - The bright citrusy hop character of Extended Play helps keep the perception of the body that much lighter, not that this extremely drinkable beer needs any more help in that department. Finishing with a delicate and dry kiss of bitterness, this India Session Ale is as refreshing as they come.

O - Lakefront's take on the ever-expanding "session IPA" or India Session Ale category is no one-and-done; like your favorite album, Extended Play can keep spinning all through the night without a skip. Hop forward but not exhaustively so, its bright and citrusy characteristics balance well against the submissive pale malt for a refreshing and thirst quenching experience that will go well for any occasion, especially one of Lakefront's silent discos.

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Photo of jwc215
4.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 04/22/14:

Pours slightly hazed golden with a foamy/creamy off-white head that stays around. Rings of lacing stick.

The smell is very robust - citrus and pine.

Tastes like a rich, hoppy, citrusy/grapefruity, piney/resinous, IPA with a balancing sweetness in the middle from a firm malty backbone. Finishes with a refreshing bitter dryness.

The feel is lighter for an IPA, as expected with more "sessionable" character and abv level. Refreshing.

This is a rich/robust IPA for a lower alcohol brew. Very easy to drink. Very hoppy, with a refreshing bitterness. An outstanding "session" IPA to say the least!

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Photo of NCBrew
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a big fan of the title "session IPA " they only call it that to keep the 3 letters in the name because they sell beer. The style should be called " hoppy pale" . That being said, this one is delicious ! Big citrus, easy drinking . If Lakefront had distro in NC I could see drinking this one all summer . Cheers!

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Photo of Nman1965
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Loved the taste!

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4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of troyvar
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sediment in the bottle, pours golden without too much head and very little lingering lace. Light carbonation. Excellent hoppy smell and taste with a nice IPA bite for taste. An excellent choice and one I'll keep in my rotation.

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Photo of KurtE
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSSG
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a soapy, white, resiny head that laces readily. A bright citrus/floral hop aroma that becomes quite pinelike as the head collapses. Bright golden-amber color with hazy hop bits floating around. Starts with a nice citrus hop bitterness. Builds into a medium-high bitterness. A massive wave of malt overpowers everything. Lingering citrus rind in the finish.

I like this one alot. Great hop flavor, and a surprisingly awesome malt backbone to it all. Not only an excellent session IPA, but one of the best IPA's I've had.

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4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy gold producing a 1” cream colored foam collar that takes 3” to fully integrate itself back into the beer leaving a thin, lacy film. S: a herbal biscuit scent with some floral notes mixed with fresh mown grass and a little pine rise form the glass. T: The palate features light melon, bery and citrus flavors in balance with a grassier, herbal hop bitterness. It all rides on a backbone of lightly sweet malt that dries out by the finish. F: Very creamy with a medium light body, medium carbonation. O: This is a very full flavored sessionable beer that is well worth repeating.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

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Extended Play from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 219 ratings