Biestie (4) - Marion, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
Simply the best IPA. It’s not melt the enamel off your teeth, just perfectly balanced with a very nice hop character.
jmgaghan (1) - - APR 18, 2017 does not count
Pours golden copper. Thick, medium, off-white head that lasts a while with good lacing.
Smells Pine, malt, Herbal, dank.
Tastes bready and doughy malt, Pine, hints of citrus and floral. Finishes dry and A light bitter linger. Medium body and creamy lower medium carbonation. Surprisingly not bitter for the amount of hops flavor. stugazi66 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
great india pale ale offering here. Enough hops for both the developed palate and for someone just starting to dabble in the IPA category. Pleasant aroma, good color, cool packaging which is what prompted me to buy the beer. i particularly liked the finish on this beer. Didnt leave me dry mouthed as some other ipas tend to do. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Biergarten in Charleston, SC.
Aroma- Hops and fruit, great blend.
Appearance- A hazy orange amber with a medium sized white head.
Taste- A really nice IPA flavor mix of hops, malt and fruit.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, I really like the smooth finish.
Overall- An outstanding beer, I never heard of this beer before i ordered it. I will drink it again.
jabrewing (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 OK. this is a really kick ass IPA! The beer is a perfect example of what an American IPA should taste like. It has a fantastic balance of malt and hop harmony. Huge bouquet! Aroma is very floral and piny from obvious dry hopping. The smell reminds me of camping in the Colorado mountains in the summer. Unfiltered straw color with a creamy head. Taste is like grapefruit with a dash of sugar. This beer is a great session IPA. I knocked back a six with a buddy very easily!
ScottageCheese (4) - - SEP 15, 2012 does not count
An excellent IPA from Lakefront in Milwaukee. Darker colored IPA, hops are abundant with a piney palate, vanilla undertone?. Top IPA out of Wisconsin, slightly better than New Glarus Hop Heary Ale and Ale Asylum "Ballistic".
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone crousejw12 (2) - hartford, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
I totally disagree with this rating. I live near Milwaukee and this is my favorite Lakefront beer. It’s citrus notes are some of the best I’ve had in an IPA and it finishes smooth with a balance hoppy aftertaste. Try this one for yourself. simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 12oz. Brown straw, slightly cloudy due to yeast at bottom of bottle. Apricot and lemon nose besides hoppy resin, little noticable malt. Flavor has golden grain in the middle somewhere, tingly hops first and a lasting bitter finish. Malt character is very subtle but a big part of the overall flavor. Complex and delicious! I just noticed that it’s 7%, it’s so balanced I never would have guessed that high. Would definitely go out of my way to buy. Yay beer!
Update on 12/12
Draft at Lakefront. Definitely dryhopped. Certainly the most flavorful of their line. Balanced, malt is light but in the background giving hops center stage. Yay beer! JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2008
This is a great IPA. Nice caramel amber in colr with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. The flavor is well balanced between the caramel malts and citric hops. Warm and creamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish. Tasty. Thanks Adam. Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into my go to Czechvar glass. Label indicates bottled in the first week of January.
Pours a nice warm apricot color with thick cloud. Chunky sediment in the glass fights with the rising carbonation bubbles. Massive, hop oil head towers over the top of the glass with a moderate pour and leaves sticky clingy soap sud lace all over the top of the glass. Rings with each quaff, nice looking beer.
Aroma is mild, but agreeable. Light tannic acid and hop tea aroma followed by chewy roasted caramel malt. Hop aroma finishes tropical fruity and reminds me of the smell of the skin of a pineapple. It amazes me that the aroma is still this fresh with a beer that is 5 months old.
Flavor is bright hops on the front. Slightly salty and grassy, there is a little bit of fruit peeking in there. Middle brings a light malt flavor, grain is substantial, but the finish brings more hop. Bitter and clean, there is a lot of resinous chewiness in the hop flavor. Hops yield a bit at the end to a sweetish malt with a citrus lemon or grapefruit rind flavor, then a completely dry and clean bitter hop finish. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is a tad thin, given the appearance and flavor, but good. The carbonation is adequate to hold up to the flavor of the beer. This is probably the achilles heel for this beer, not that it matters.
Overall a very tasty IPA that I would seek out and buy in the future. I can’t wait to get a fresher one. My Rdev is gonna hurt from this beer.
Reviewed on: 06-24-2010