IPA | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,327 Ratings
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cichief on 01-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,327
Reviews:
363
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
288
For Trade:
3
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3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: somewhat hazy; burnt orange color; even with an aggressive pour, almost no head; some lacing;

S: subdued; a little pine, tropical fruit, and a touch of smokiness;

T: well balanced, but not a lot of anything; a slight bit of bitterness on the short finish;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation;

O: this wasn't bad, but it seemed a little weak; if it had more aroma, more flavor, more bitterness, and more carbonation, I would have liked it a lot more;

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Cranbury Buy-rite.

Poured into a DFH large snifter.

Pours a rich amber color with a finger of sticky foam. Aroma is full of blueberry and citrus hops - a nice sweet fruity smell.

First sip is a rush of crystal sweetness that quickly fades and leaves a lingering citrus hop flavor. Finishes dry, despite the initial sweet flavors.

This is a very balanced IPA - nothing overpowering here. A nice mix of malt and hops, with a dry finish makes this very easy to drink.

Solid beer, but not mindblowing. Nothing to complain about, just a great quaffable brew.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades rather quickly leaving foamy rings of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a citrus hop smell of grapefruit and pine. Along with the hoppy smells comes some more malty aromas with both a bready and light caramel aroma. A of a tangerine smell mixes in with the rest, creating a sweeter smell overall.

Taste – The taste is much drier than anticipated from the nose. It begins with a more cracker like flavor with a bit of a caramel sweetness. Right from the start there is a decent sum of a grapefruit hop that grows stronger as the flavor moves onto the end. Along with the grapefruit growing stronger, some pine hop and a bit of herbal hop work their way onto the tongue. The caramel that was present upfront, fades away all while the hops increase, and in the end the combination of flavors leaves a drier and rather resinous bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The thicker body really accentuates the hop flavors nicely as the higher carbonation is nice for the cracker flavors creating a some-what crisp feel.

Overall – A drier and crisper IPA with a decently bitter hop bite. A fairly nice drinker.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass

A- Dark amber, darker than most IPA's. Thick foamy head that lasts for about half the glass.

S- Hints of mint and wheat. Not much citrus or hops.

T- Very surprising for an IPA. The taste is very reflective of the smell. There is not a lot of hops going on here. Has a very smooth finish. No bitterness in sight.

M- Smooth. Smooth. Smooth. Has a full body for an IPA.

O- This is a unique IPA. The bitterness that most IPAs favor is not here. There are some hints and tones of citrus but are hidden by the wheat and malt flavor that is dominant.

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IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,327 ratings.
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