IBA | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
87
very good
272 Ratings
IBAIBA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 01-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
272
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cola color with a small but sustaining mocha head. The aroma is of coffee, medium dark chocolate, a touch of pine. The flavor offeres up coffee, molasses, hickory smoke, and rich pine resin. The mouthfeel is full but thn enough for the hops to play out well. Overall this is a very enjoyable hoppy black - super balanced and perfect for the tacos I am eating.

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Photo of jakea
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swalter
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SixPack6
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ultrasrs
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichardARoss
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_C
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark brown, thick amber head. Average retention.
S: Roasted barely, some chocolate. Hops obscured behind the malts. Smells less malty than a stout, less hoppy than an IPA, and less interesting than either.
T: Bitterness up front stays for the ride. Alcoholic warmth.
Roasted flavors. Bitterness without much flavor.
M: Moderate carbonation, a slightly light body. Small creaminess.
O: A beer that seems confused. The bitterness would be welcome in a true IPA, but here it seems to clash with the other flavors.

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Photo of rossracing
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stezz420
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on November 27, 2015. Look is black with a tan head and lingering lacing. Smell is roasted malts, pine resin and ripe fruit. Taste is a nice blend of complex hop notes, dark roasted malt flavors and ripe fruits. Finish is medium in body with a dry and somewhat bitter finish.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer, dark black pour with slight ruby around the edges in the light. A couple fingers of medium viscosity tan foam with moderate lacing. The smell is pine, spice, roasted malts, slight smokiness. The powerful malt body hits you first on taste, with the piney resin lingering. A rye-like flavor as well, but I don't think this beer has any. Medium light body and moderate high carbonation. Excellent!

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Photo of 03fatboy
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, grabbed it fresh off the truck from one of my favorite liquor stores (Archer Liquors), Best By 02 APR 2016
A - cola-like near-black body with a very persistent, creamy tan head that leaves a spattering of lacing on the glass as it fades
S - roasted barley and french roast coffee, baker's chocolate, earthy hops
T - heavy roasted barley flavors, dark roast coffee, bitter dark chocolate, nutty grain, earthy hops, piny finish
M - medium body, but feels light at times, ample carbonation, finishes bitter with the roasted barley riding past the finish with a bit of pine that comes out with the earthy hops
O - good beer. If you like roasted barley, this is a beer for you.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bomber
Bottled During: Jan/Wk2

Poured into a Rooster's Member's Club mug (25oz.) a black color, very very nice carbonation, which leaves a thick/creamy/foamy two-finger plus light tan head, with tons of thick sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, nice touch of licorice, chocolate, toffee, slight vanilla. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice touch of dark stuff. Medium body, will barely notice the ABV in this brew. Overall, this is a very tasty IBA. I've had BA that were a higher abv, but kinda hot, but this one, is very nice. Recommended!

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Photo of nmann08
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tombegnel
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More stout than IPA, hop finish is not there but a nice roasted malt and coffee start. Some chocolate is there as well

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Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very unique, it feels like an IPA but it's really malty like a stout. Very strange, but definitely worth trying.

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Photo of mikerieder
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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IBA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.87 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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