Lake Placid India Pale Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
3.9/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Moving up to Saranac Lake soon (landed a job in Lake Placid) so I am trying to familiarize myself with more of Lake Placid's beers other than Ubu Ale (which is admittedly pretty darn good). Although this brewery doesn't keep too many beers on tap at any one time what they do offer has been good in my experience and I am eager to try this IPA and see how Frostbite IPA compares when it is offered.
A - Pours much darker than I anticipated. A hazy dark ruby-amber with a 2 finger tan head. Very thick, sticky head with good retention and lacing.
S - I can already tell this will be more of a West Coast style IPA. Very floral citrusy hops with plenty of sweet, bready malt backbone.
T - Much like the nose. Incorporates some great grapefruit and piney hop flavors into one IPA but also has that toasty aspect that you find in IPAs such as DFH 60 Minute. Usually I find that IPAs fall into either of those two general categories (fruity/citrusy or toasty/bitter) but this one incorporates aspects of both of those types. Finishes a little bitter and dry and a nice earthy hop taste lingers on the tongue. Lots of flavor and little alcohol in the taste, nice.
M - Medium bodied and I like the amount of carbonation quite a bit. Creamy and smooth as far as IPAs go.
D - Very flavorful but I don't taste the alcohol too much. At 7% I think a couple will do just fine.
Overall, very tasty and definitely much better in a growler/on draft than I remember it being in a bottle. I will definitely keep this one in my rotation as I move up to the area in a few weeks.
Serving type: growler
12-16-2009 03:26:59 | More by BeerPhan86
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3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Purchased from Wegmans in Liverpool, NY. Poured into a snifter. Pours a deep amber color. Smells malty with a hint of hops. Tastes malty with a finish of piney and citrus notes. Definitley not one of the best ipa's I have had. It is too malty for my liking. But the beer is smooth and has a nice drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 02:04:48 | More by Edward19
Lake Placid India Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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