Extended Play | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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218 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 04-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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7
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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this one is a little late to the session ipa party, which has been full swing since early spring. to me, its dumbed down a bit too much, not as fun and brightly hopped as the best in the genre, and it gets lost a bit next to beers like easy jack, all day, daytime, and the like. boring pale malt base and just not enough hops to get me to where this seems anything like an ipa. its just not bold enough. i do appreciate its drinkability, decent carbonation, and clean finish, and think its fine summer ale. but to call this an ipa, and put it out as an answer to some of those previously mentioned is a fools errand. not bad, just not up to the high bar thats already been set. may work in markets where those others are unavailable, or for those seeking a less hop forward session beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pineapple, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is an excellent session IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle stil had a thin coat of sediment on the bottom after a full pour. Th lightly hazy, golden-amber body wa topped by a very good off-white head that left decent lacing. Plenty of fruity-herbal hoppy aroma, and nearly as much in tasting. Still, with a light body that is noticeably light for an IPA, this drinks like the session IPA it is. Recommended as such, or as a hoppy APA.

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Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/21/14, I really need to start checking dates before I buy beer. Hopefully this isn't too off.

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly head that hits 1/2 a finger but fades pretty quickly, very little lacing, mostly clear but sediment laden apricot orange color.

Nose has a mild aged hop unfortunately but not a lot, some decent floral grassy hops, pretty fruity and a little citrus, juicy hops, with a faint malty backbone.

Taste brings a sweet malt, almost sugar water like flavor, and some light caramel and golden malt flavors, but a bit watery. Then hops, nice hops though, juicy fruity hops, a little citrus, a mild grassy note and flora note, that turn a little earthy and woodsy as it warms, decent bitterness but juicy and sessionable as hell. Finish is dry and clean, a little watery again, decent bitterness, little fruity hop, but ends pretty quickly.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, little watery, lots of carbonation.

It seems like it used to be a bit more sweet, which I wouldn't have liked as much, so that turned into extra carbonation, but it's still watery somehow, which is the biggest draw back. The nice hops are actually pretty good, not as aged as I expected. Still enjoyable and very sessionable, like drinking a tasty water.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, light coppery body with a near white head, small in stature.

Smell: Bready pale malts with a bit of sugar and spice. Lightly floral, melon-scented hops with a sliver of fresh, glistening herb.

Taste: The Extended Play India-Style Session Ale kicks off with pale malts housing a bready quality and restrained sweetness. Floral, fruity hops with a little green herbal hint. Subtly bitter. Remains a bit bready for the softly bittersweet, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Agreeably decent and would have no reservations about having another.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ZEB89
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tumbler at Mundelein Brewfest 2014.

Heading over to Lakefront's station to try out their new-ish "session IPA". It pours a clear pale-ish brass topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mild grass, light pine needle, light grapefruit rind, and a kiss or two of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, the honey coming through stronger than before, though it's still a definite second fiddle to everything else. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice "session IPA", something I could see drinking again, though it's not exciting enough for me to demand one.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mildly fogged amber. Great flavor profile. Kind of a pine and resin thing. Kind of an earthy aftertaste going on. Fairly clean overall though. I could deal with more punch from flavor, but as it is I am appreciating it. A good sessional ale that provides a great character.

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Photo of jwc215
4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
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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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, sweet malt, citrus hops, floral notes, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, citrus, hint of floral, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, but weak body and complexity.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Extended Play from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.78 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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