Beer 280/365 – Lakefront IPA

Lakefront IPA

Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.9%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Not much, just a relatively drinkable IPA

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe?

Grade: B+

8/15/2010: This one one of the rare times that I picked a beer up on a whim, mostly because I tried Lakefront’s Cream Ale a bunch of months ago and thought it was really good. The price point of $1.49 was a nice selling point as well.

Lakefront IPA has an awesome color to it, a very deep orange type hue that I have never really seen in an IPA. It has a pretty typical American IPA nose; mostly citrus hops. The flavor though was a bit different, as there was an earthy aspect to it that I can’t quite put my finger on, with a less than average amount of hop flavor (which is okay in my book). Mouthfeel is right about average, carbonation is as well. The ABV is nowhere to be found, if I had to guess at the percentage I would have said 5%. Overall a very good beer, and not as bitter as a lot of IPA’s out there.

Picture of the day: Now that I am single I am keeping my eyes open for some good looking single chicks. If only I could get this girl’s number.

Published in: on August 15, 2010 at 9:53 am  Comments (1)  
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Beer 85/365 – Lakefront Cream City Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Purchased at: Siciliano’s Market – Grand Rapids MI

What makes this beer different: Creamy hoppiness

Will I be drinking this again: If I can get my hands on it again (Not distributed to PA)

Grade: A-

2/02/2010: Don’t mind the optical illusion in the picture, its just my blinds were drunk and crooked as hell when I took the picture. Had to pick this one up while I was in Michigan since you can’t get it here in the burgh. I pretty much just told the lady at the bottleshop to point me to some good beer from the area and this was one of them.

If you like Caramel malt and a nice dose of hops, this beer is right up your alley. I could smell the hops from three feet away as I was pouring this, which is unusual for an APA. Taste is very good for a pale ale, a style that is usually devoid of any real flavor. An even balance of hops, and malt, with an earthiness to it. The mouthfeel is true to the name and creamy as hell. This is the type of beer I could drink one after another and not even realize it.

Funny Picture of the day: Anyone up for some beeropoly?. Some questionable beer choices for properties though.

Published in: on February 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm  Comments (4)  
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