mrjaxson (618) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Cream City is typical for Lakefront in that these fine folks always seems to go for a balance. You expect the hoppiness in a pale ale (and you get it here), but they throw in enough malt to (somewhat) even out the bitterness with sweetness. Enjoyed from a 12-oz bottle. crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Lakefront did this pale ale right. It is light and drinkable but with a nice hoppinesa. jhliesen (836) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle--hazy, straw color color with a small lasting head and lacing on the glass. Aroma was of grapefruit hops with a base of malts. Taste was a sweet, slight caramel with a soft citrus smack. Medium carbonation with a medium hop finish. Variety pack, Publix. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2012
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain and grass, with some orange citrus thrown in for good measure. The flavor is hoppier than the aroma. I get some orange, pine and resin notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt notes. The bitterness level is low. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/23/12. 12 oz bottle, bottled on the 3rd week of November ’11.
Pours a hazy dark orange/gold. A small half-inch head on top. Great sticky lace left on the glass. Mild citrus tones in the nose. Slight yeasty bready aromas as well. The body could stand to have a bit more carbonation to back it up. Light tartness greets me on the first sip, then finishes with a nice bitter zip. But the flavors fall flat after that. Bready flavors, mild honey sweetness - nothing really stands out though. Little aftertaste. The ingredients are there for a great APA, it’s just poorly executed.
boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours red...big head.. Aroma is wood and mild hopps...taste is light grass some hopps...very easy drinking ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/25/12
pkbites (985) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Aroma: The nose has some orange/citrus, a little spice, and some toast and yeast
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small white head
Flavor: The taste has some orange and caramel malt sweetness, with a lightly bitter finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a slightly creamy, drinkable feel, and soft-to-average carbonation
I thought this was a solid one, though it is a little on the boring side. Still, this is a drinkable beer, with some decent components to it.
I was surprised by this. I’m not so much into pale ales as I am amber ales. This has a nice fruity aroma and flavor and a hearty, hoppy finish. Aftertaste is lightly bitter from the hops. A very pleasant, even handed brew. BVery (11362) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle. Murky golden yellow pour. Small white head. Aroma is mildly sour with tart fruit - starting to think maybe the bottle has gone bad. Medium-light palate with soft carbonation. Taste.....yep, I bet the bottle has gone bad. More like a weak sour than a pale ale. Dangit. r464 (2372) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A coppery amber color with a thin off white head. Smooth and balanced with a crisp finish that has just enough hoppy bitterness. A nice session ale.