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Beer – #358 – Lakefront – IPA

A much simpler to pronounce – Lakefront – IPA

Lakefront appear to make a lot of beers- this one their IPA. Brewed by Lakefront Brewery this one in the style of an  India Pale Ale (IPA) and they’re in good ol’ Wisconsin USA, he said reaching for an atlas. 

Only in a 355ml bottle, (a serve) but this is a a 6.9% ABV beer, of 210 calories, and this would be 1.8 standard drinks in NZ

Pours a hazy orange with a rocky white head that lasts, and leaves soft lace on your glass as



you sip this refreshing beer. American Cascade and Chinook hops dominate the aroma, yielding a citrusy, floral bouquet. The hops give a nice bite to the flavor profile, but this beer is well balanced with a full body and smooth malty flavor to back up the hops. It finishes smooth and crisp with a lingering hop flavor reminiscent of fresh ruby red grapefruit.

They say.

Lovely rich hop grass aroma on opening, and I may have thought about orange peel,  but then yeasty bread.

Fantastic bright orange pour with a reasonable head. light grass but a lot of citrus things in this for me.

LIPABitter but then also not bitter at the the same time, it’s like it’s shy of something or other, a bit confusing. Nice carbonation.  Bitterness really though is all up front and on the tip of the tongue there isn’t a lot of carry or backbone on this and the finish is short.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 a of its things from the thing. The IPA field is huge and carried and you have to be very good at one thing or the other, and this isn’t really trying to be anything. 

I might be harsh with this. Fair call that this would be fine with a plate of food in front to eat and enjoy at the same time, it’s not a bad beer. But a beer that needs deep fried to keep it in the game……..

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? Sadly not
  2. Would I have another? Hopefully not
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? No, not even.

Musically – listening to the REM unplugged albums – This then the R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World clip, I know most of the words 🙂


India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.


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