Extended Play

Wisconsin
United States
Lakefront Beer Extended Play Session IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Sometimes you need an IPA that goes the distance. That’s why Lakefront put together Extended Play. This is an India Session Ale, which means all the hoppy goodness of a legit IPA, but with less alcohol. Huge citrus and floral aromas greet the nose from the stacks of Citra and Cascade hops added toward the end of the boil and in the whirlpool. The flavor is extremly citrus forward with just a touch of light caramel malt, giving way to a mild, hoppy finish, coaxing yet another sip. In short, it’s a beer that bears repeating.

Profile

ABV: 
4.2%
IBUs: 
38
Served at: 
40° - 46° F
Hops: 
Willamette, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Pale Wheat, 8L Caramel, 20 L Caramel
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This is an extremely quaffable beer for those looking for two or three hop-forward pints. The classic hazy, dryhopped look in the glass is the first of many IPA hallmarks. The very intense blend of grapefruit, citrus, resin and pine in the nose has a touch of light biscuit malt. The flavor is the same mix of hop characteristics with resin and grapefruit the most dominant. A touch of caramel complements light biscuit malt to keep this from being just a hop exposition. The bitterness is fi rm but surprisingly smooth and a touch of sweetness at the finish keeps it from being a bone dry West Coast IPA. The light body helps make this IPA sessionable.