Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,395
Ranked #12,964
3.96 | pDev: 11.87%
Feb 25, 2023
Jan 05, 2008
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.09 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Feb 25, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep orange color with a moderate white head. SRM of 12-15. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of resinous grapefruit, tangerine, pine. (3.75)

Flavor: Flavors follow with moderate orange, tangerine, resinous pine with a moderate bitterness. Moderate to heavier bitterness. Finishes fairly dry. (4.00)

Feel: Lighter to medium-bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Finish is somewhat crisp and dry. (4.00)

Compared to Raised Grain Naked Threesome 2/2023: Pours darker, similar head. Stronger aromas. More floral citrus, lemon, pine. Less sweet blood orange and nectarine. Dryer and more bitter.

Overall: A nice and crisp IPA. Pretty standard stuff here. Grapefruit, tangerine, pine. Clean and drinkable for the ABV. Very enjoyable. (Rating: 3.77+ but could improve, I have 3 more to try of this one)
Better on my second review. floral citrus, tangerine, bitter pine. Leans sweet coast with a nice bitterness. Sort of remind some of Founder's Centennial, but slightly lighter. (Rating: 3.94 updated)
Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by fflopps from Iowa

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by frank_the_tankMN from Minnesota

Aug 05, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pleasant and exceptionally across the middle IPA called “IPA”. Not particularly memorable or great but really solid and approachable.
Jul 23, 2022
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Rated by magikbagel from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An exceptionally well balanced IPA. The malt presence is perfectly supported by a piney hop finish. Not overly sweet or bitter, and an easy drinker.
Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by TakiMan42

May 14, 2022
Rated: 4 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This 12oz. bottle has been poured into a 20oz. glass. There is a thick head of pure white foam, just short of two fingers thick that stays at about a finger with thick lacing. The ale is slightly hazy, orange in color, with heavy carbonation.
The aroma is the typical citrus, strong enough to pick up at a distance and making it tough to notice anything else.
Looks like an IPA, smells like an IPA, and tastes like an IPA. The flavor is citrus up front with the crisp pine finish. I can pick up a little sweet malt in the middle
The feel is light making this somewhat easy to slip a few down after a day at work in the sun. There is something smooth about this IPA, the pine pucker is there at the finish, but this is not overly bitter and somewhat smooth. Thumbs up Lakefront!
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by CleverIPA from Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This one lands in my top 3 IPAs of all time.
A great balance of pine and citrus with medium carbonation. It’s hard to not drink more than one. Enjoyed in elements!! The 6.7% alcohol is not noticed and will creep up on you for sure.
Mar 11, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by kuhndog from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tried this beer from a mixed 12pck that my good friend got through the beer of the month club. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lacing. The scent had hints of pine and citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle sweet malt base and bitter pine and citrus finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Lakefront Brewery's IPA doesn't have much on the label short of green lettering and a big picture of an eye, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It smells and looks like a typical IPA in the glass, with big hoppy aroma. And surprise surprise, it tastes like an IPA. It's not outstanding but it's not bad. You could drink some of these as a year-round beer without issue.
Jan 22, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light amber with an off white head that leaves some lace.

Smells of tropical fruit, mango and peach, with floral notes and a slightly malty caramel.

Taste follows nose. Solid.
Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by cgrunin from Texas

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
C: Golden, pretty clear with little to no haze, nice head with small tight bubbles, with little spotted lacing along the glass

S: Hoppy, Danky, resinous, piney with a slight citrus smell

T: Very hoppy with a nice bitter bite, that is followed by a malty bready almost roasted barley taste

F: Light, slight effervescence, not oily or creamy well balanced

Overall: This is a really good sessionable IPA, if you could get your hands on it I would buy it again. I give it a 90
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 3.76 by henrikb from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Onlybrews from Wisconsin

Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Mar 11, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by Jeffjustus

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by Nunya from Ohio

Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers of khaki over a body of transparent amber; moderate visible carbonation; decent web of lace

S - citrus, pine, touch of caramel sweetness

T - grapefruit and pine dominate immediately, touch of caramel sweetness and grain in the background, floral hops and pepper show up later

M - medium body, high carbonation, dry finish

O - Just a nice everyday IPA.
Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours a fairly hazy (for the style) amber/gold with moderate head and decent lacing that persists well.

The hop aromas are fairly forward with equal parts resin and grapefruit, with solid caramel malts balancing things.

The flavor is similarly hop-forward on the tip of the tongue. Although they are somewhat vague and elusive regarding a specific flavor, pungent citrus and resin strike first, with caramel and biscuit malts and strong earthy and moderate floral hops in midstream along with a touch of yeast. The brew returns to some citrus tang at the finish, along with a touch of white pepper and booze.

The brew is solidly medium and well-carbonated. It finishes well.

This is a solid representation of the style, with some old-school English IPA fruitiness and earthiness that results in a more rounded, somewhat maltier version that may be more approachable for those that don't want a hop bomb. All of that said, it lacks a little bit of clarity that keeps it out of "top notch" territory.
Oct 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a bright hazy amber with a big frothy off white head.

Aroma is citrus with a sweet honey malt.

Taste is a nicely balanced citrus herbal hop with light honey malt.
Oct 10, 2019
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Rated by Creevo from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
9/19/19, 6pk bottles in Wisconsin. Not a bad IPA, but subtle notes of coffee and heavy, but not overwhelming, which make for a B rating from me.
Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is tropical fruit,malt,bread/grain, citrus,grapefruit and peel
Taste was very similar but overall it didn't pack a massive punch which is fine as some people dont enjoy an overly bitter ipa
Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by dhannes from Wisconsin

Jul 24, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by Categart from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by ThomasD from Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2019
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