My Turn Series: Johnson | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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My Turn Series: JohnsonMy Turn Series: Johnson

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerFMAndy on 04-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Jlyn47
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


A – Clear golden, light foam with thick lacing
S - Pineapple and mango mixed with grapefruit, warming with tropical fruit and earthy cut grass
T – Malty with a blend of tropical fruit finishing with pine and citrus
M - Smooth and malty
O –Hoppy, aromatic, easy drinking, DIPA. WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE HERE!!!!

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Photo of balvenie21
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is not just another great beer from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. It is a perfect beer from Lakefront Brewery. Picked up two four packs on trip to Chicago. Should have gotten more. This is a very smooth double that will not disappoint you. Classic!

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Photo of bthirsty
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a fantastic double IPA.Lakefront Brewery is beer GENIUS. Color, taste, smell and mouth feel are phenomenal. The only thing left to look forward to is the next bottle and then the next bottle and then the next bottle and well you get where I'm going!

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Photo of robear
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TastyBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything a DIPA should be - exceptional, worth seeking out. A delicious blend of tropical fruit with strong hints of pineapple, grapefruit and mango. Great golden color! Gentle on the tongue with citrusy, earthy hops balanced with a robust caramel character, all finishing just dry and pleasingly bitter. Perfectly balanced ABV. Absolutely nothing to criticize.

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Photo of MashMixer
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


A: Golden, very clear, decent head.
S: Pineapple and grapefruit prevail with hints of mango – some grass as it warms
T: Malty up front - a moderate woody dryness with tropical fruit – finishes with a tangy citrus bitterness.
M: Big, full body. The hefty ABV is well-hidden. Fairly low carbonation sensation adds to the mouthfeel.
O: One of the best (perhaps the best) double IPA I’ve had including Pliney and Heddy.

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Photo of Graff
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ParkbrauFan
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of joeseppy
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice golden honey pour with minimal white head and sporadic lacing.

A freakin classic. Hop-o-plenty, sweet cracker malt and pine. Earthy hop leaf.

Straight across the board. A mellifluous blend of tropical fruit and very distinguishable, guava, mango, and semi-sweet pineapple leading the way. Sweetened Sugar Smacks cereal malt flowing well to spread the hop bitterness like butter! Moderate alcohol noted. ABV dosed just right-needle on comfortable.

Medium body and luxurious. Sticky, huge and deep-that's what she said! Breathes great through the nose. Carbonation a tad light.

Really nothing to criticize here. Oh how do you do the voodoo that you do?!? One of the most quenchable DIPAs out here. Well balanced fruit, malt, hop and pine. Cubs beat St. Louis this afternoon so it's a win all around. I keep reading about Heady and Pliny and have never scored any but damn this is fine. I'll guesstimate with DIPAs like this, Chicago area will produce some of the finest and most sought after IPAs within the next 12 months. This My Turn Series Johnson is spectacular and the abv makes this mighty fine. Not much room in the box when your swinging a Big Johnson! Tremendously tremendous!

May 10, 2014 **Update**
Oh how can you taste this good out of the bottle. Ante up!

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Photo of beardown2489
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful beer. Clear golden color. Can see right through.

Smells like apricot, peach and other juicy nectars. It's not a POW smell but it's full and delicious. Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Centennial this new variety from New Zealand called Rakau are the perfect combo. Simcoe and Mosaic don't dominate like I've usually experienced. I've never had Rakau, but I'd assume it's Rakau and Galaxy that dominate based on the juiciness of the aroma.

The taste is a magnified version of the aroma. Bottled on 4/23... it's not like the aroma has died down. It just seems the taste is bigger than the smell. This doesn't happen much in my experience. It is fruity, delicious, and a flavor that simply won't get old or boring. Tropical goodness that begs you to come back for more.

Mouthfeel is not bitter. It's as juicy as it gets. Amazing. Drinkababilty is off the charts. Based on drinkability, you could convince me this beer is 6%, but the amount of flavor proves it's not.

Overall, I love this beer. It's designed for me. I've had bigger beers, more intense beers... But this beer is just right up my alley. I pray Lakefront makes this a seasonal or year round beer. If they have access to the hops, I'd buy it all the time. Well done! Lakefront would be smart to keep this on the market.

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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hop heads would have gone ape shit over this beer.

Super dank, juicy and citrusy.

Great malty-honey back bone

excellent DIPA

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Photo of Ri0
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 4/23/14.

A - Hazy sun kissed orange with a 2 finger white head that recedes rather quickly but leaves a thick collar and nice swathes of lacing on the glass.

S - Wow, the sweet tropical notes are so intense! Big juicy mango, apricot, passion fruit and some citrus. Some sweet caramel also mingles with all the tropical aromas with a hint of dankness and pine. This is the perfect aroma for me.

T - Big tropical hop flavors that are juicy and sweet. Not as perfect as the nose, but still very good. Mango, apricot, passion fruit and some citrus with notes of sweet caramel. Finish has some bitter grapefruit and pine to it.

M - Light to medium bodied with some slight bitterness, dryness, and slickness to the mouthfeel

O - One of the best IIPA's in WI and I wish it wasn't so limited. Everyone get on social media and beg Lakefront to add this to their seasonal rotation. They did it with the barleywine, so why not their first IIPA?

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Photo of TheSSG
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dense, huge, resiny head with insane persistence and massive lacing. HUGELY aromatic! AMAZING, floral hop aroma with plenty of pine and grapefruit as well. Clear, golden-amber color. Starts with a flash or sweetness and mostly resiny, grapefruit hops. Moves into a nice, medium bitterness with pine notes which becomes very citrus rind in flavor as it moves into a low-high bitterness. The finish is lingering citrus rind.

This is really great. It is AMAZINGLY aromatic, and has a nice bitterness with a great hop flavor profile; grapefruit, flowers, and a little pine. Another great installment in the "My Turn" series.

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