Friday, May 13, 2016

Lakefront Fixed Gear Review

Name: Lakefront Fixed Gear
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.8%
IBUs: 54

I'm sorry Lakefront Brewery for being so neglectful to review any of your beers, but there are just so many beers out there to choose from that its hard to keep up with them all. So I bought myself a variety pack from Lakefront to check out their wares. These reviews will be quick and fast-paced, kind of like my mixtape.

The first one up is their Fixed Gear, which is their Red IPA. The name itself refers to the style of bike that has no gear shifters and is restricted to one gear. Remember that bike you rode when you were growing up that in order to brake instead of using handle breaks, you had to pedal backwards? That's the one right there.

Appearance - Hazy dark amber color with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. The head is white & about 1 finger in width with some decent retention, though the lacing is on the spottier side.

Aroma - Citrus & floral hops with a fairly hefty toffee malt backbone with just a slight hint of hop bitterness.

Taste - Toffee malts with some moderate citrus & floral hops. Towards the back, I'm getting some of those light bittering notes towards the back along with some more of that toffee maltiness. As for the aftertaste, it's just more toffee.

Fixed Gear is a beer that, while there's nothing wrong with it, it also isn't anything I'd consider to be memorable. It's a solid malty IPA with a good balance and there's nothing wrong with that so if you see this, I'd say it's worth a look.

Lakefront Fixed Gear - 8/10

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