IPA | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,323 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:
1,323
Reviews:
362
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
288
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,323 |  Reviews: 362
Photo of mwgroove23
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Joeyuwp
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of deebo
2.79/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Joskater
2.88/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of cnally
2.92/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a fresh'un here, bottled second week in march.

pours a nice fluffy off white head and amber oran...wait a second...god, look at all of the disgusting sediment!!!! black flakes prick the appearance. the bottom of the bottle sediment left dark marks on the otherwise nice beer. I realize this is 'beer au natural' you know, unfiltered and how it is supposed to be, but it makes me think bad things about my health should I drink it. yuck.

spicy hop scent up front, with a good dose of caramel and vanilla malt. a bit of clove and cinnamon in there, too.

okay, close your eyes...don't look at the pond water while you drink it...very understated flavor initally. slightly sour, even. the hops bust through on the back end, spicy and bitter.

bubbly and light, but sticky around the corners of your mouth.

well, I hate to 'trash' a beer, but this was...distracting. why not filter your beer? the appearance is really questionable. it creates a situation where this is a mild ipa, perfect for a starter/gateway beer, but the sediment, disappointing.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Emerges hazy and a dark grapefruit color with a nice looking, one finger sized head. Pretty rocky and dense and plenty of lacing.

Aroma is very lackluster. Mostly caramel malt with very little hops. Sweet.

Very little hop flavor or bitterness. This doesnt really taste like an IPA to me. Very disappointed in this one. Maybe it is old or something but this was like a weak pale ale.

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Photo of ROBORB
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12 oz Pint glass the beer has a dark orange or copper hue. The head was off white and disappeared quickly. It smells strongly of citrus. The taste follows the smell and has a prickly carbonation. I found the malt in this beer to over-power the hop profile. This would be an OK session beer but I would not search it out.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of scottl76767
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BeccaH
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Thehopluver
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BrewClint
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Trapipa
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of gluglug
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Jmerc23
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of skyisland
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cellar temp from a brown 12 oz bottle into a glass tumbler.

Nice crystal clear copper color with a fluffy off-white head is very inviting.

Aroma is earthy and grassy with a hint of maltiness.

Flavor follows up on the aroma, earthy and spicy, maybe Fuggle or Czech hops. Not the usual piney or citrusy aroma of American west coast hops. Biscuity malt flavor. English profile.

Nice mouthfeel from the assertive but balanced bitterness.

A clean, plain beer, would be much better practically with any other variety of hops. None the piney or fruity hops mentioned in other reviews--is this beer a recent victim of the shortage?

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Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Disappointing. Just kind of an average IPA, but expected it to be much more than that.

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Photo of FortKnox15
3/5  rDev -23.5%

IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,323 ratings.
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