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Lake Placid India Pale Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Lake Placid India Pale AleLake Placid India Pale Ale

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hyland24 on 03-24-2008)
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Reviews by jameswaldo:
Photo of jameswaldo
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I noticed chunks in the bottle sediment, so gave it a two-stage pour into pint glass, swirling last inch in bottle and dumping the hop flakes on top of a very dense light tan persistent head. Foam does not want to settle, big bubbles hang on for a really long time. Color dark amber, real turbid haze, lovely chunks of good stuff refusing to settle. Lace on glass as I drink looks like it'll need a scouring pad to clean off.
Smells very grapefruit citrus sweet.
Taste of sweet malt and sweet fruit mixes beautifully with darker caramel and bitter hops that hang on way back at the tongue/throat junction like a slippery gritty hop beast in its cave. Fine fat yeast beasts are mellow, round, like fresh-baked sourdough bread. Just about the most lovely hop aftertaste I've met in a bottled IPA. No ethanol perceptible, maybe no room for it in all the great hop yeast malt dimensions.
Mouthfeel very creamy, foam must come in bubbles a size smaller than the common foam bubble. Makes me want to mouth it till spit makes it warm, then after swallowing a persistent bittersweet drool clings to tongue bottom like those big bubbles in the glass still not going anywhere.
If this cost less than $10 per six-pack, I'd find it more drinkable. If it could possibly be made cheaper, or me richer, I wonder if my tongue would be able to cope with the joy of more than 2 bottles per day?

jameswaldo, Feb 06, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep rich copper with a tight one finger slightly off white head that left a ring of lace as it setled.Big pine aromas mixed with caramel malt seemed a bit toasted in the nose as well,ver blanced flavors starts out with a big caramel base and somewhat biscuity and turns quite piney and resiny thru to a long finish.Somewhat prickly in the mouth but not a major problem and the balance of this brew makes it very quaffable.A nice beer to drink and now brewed year a round I'll visist again.

oberon, Apr 27, 2006
Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DWolf, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -17.8%

TTripp725, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of JonBrand
1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

JonBrand, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, clear, amber in color

Smell: caramel and pine hops

Taste: big citrus hops, small pine hops, lots of caramel--some of the aftertaste reminded me of juicy fruit gum

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, slightly sweet with bitter elements

Drinkability: A nice floral and fruity IPA that goes down very easily. Really impressed with this one. Could have a pint or two.

tigg924, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of Chris_Panos
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is basic IPA. I get notes of orange, pine and caramel malt. The flavor is caramel malt, toffee and some piney hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -17.8%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of far333
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed dark copper with a half inch cap of off-white evenly bubbled foam that lingers long.

Low aroma of bready malt and floral hops.

Balanced flavor of malt and hops, neither one seems to take over, but neither one seems to impress either. Firm honey and grainy light brown sugar malt, with orange juice and flowers riding over the top. Hops is the slightly dominant flavor, clean and citrusy.

Full and even mouthfeel, fairly drinkable, but not earthshaking.

far333, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of BadBadger
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty enjoyable IPA. It pours a nice copper color. The head was not overwhelming. The smell was of a fruity alcoholic nature. The taste was pleasant: somewhat fruity, hoppy, and with some sweetness from the malts. This is a descent choice if the opportunity presents but not something worthy of searching out.

BadBadger, Jul 16, 2005
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into becker pint glass; slightly cloudy darker amber with a thick fluffy off-white head which fades after a bit into a nice disc of foam, leaving excellent lacing. Smell is spicy floral and piney hops with a strong malt presence. Taste follows naturally, spicy hops, a few fruity notes and subdued malt with a nice bitter finish/aftertaste.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tappangordo, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Trashcat, Monday at 01:29 PM
Photo of DagFishHead
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear brassy-amber body. Pollen-colored frothy head fades quickly but leaves plenty of lace.
Smell: Piney, resinous hops perched on a bed of caramel malt.
Taste: Semi-sweet malt to start. Pine/cedar resins with citrus and bitter hops at the top. Dries abruptly leaving an evergreen aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Crisp carbonation.
Drinkability: This is one hoppy pale ale... in a more piney fashion than many others. Distinctive and an enjoyable seasonal.

DagFishHead, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lake Placid- IPA

A- Clear golden copper ornage with a decent frothy head. Billowy white lacing, not bad.
S- sweet buttery malt. slight citrusy hop notes.
T- Thick buttery sweet malt, caramel malt, and a touch of citrus hops.
M- Big maltiness throughout, slick and sweet with a slight dry hoppy bite in the end.

Overall- Uneven, very malt heavy. Drinks fine though. Tasty, but needs to be hoppier.

NJpadreFan, May 15, 2009
Photo of Calico
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear amber color with a good foamy head that lingered as I sipped this pint.

Aroma seemed to be apricot and juniper.

In the taste I caught peaches and some citrusy notes. Good hop balance, not overhopped like many IPAs I've had. It does "bite" at first with a piney or junipery note. Finish is smooth, hop bitterness lingers in a pleasant way.

I was surprised that this was 6.8% abv. I would have imagined more like 6% from the ease of drinking. Good hop and malt balance; overall a fine effort from Lake Placid. I haven't had a bad beer from them yet.

Calico, Jan 07, 2006
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Griffith, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was worth the trip to Blue Tusk if just for this. Hoppiness and spicyness worked. An over-the-top pale, like an IPA. Nice copper brown colour, grapefruit spicy loral aroma. Dry and bitter aftertaste, and certainly drinkable. Winter ale. Must get more.

Sammy, Nov 18, 2004
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lake Placid's Frostbite pours a hazy mahogany and deep chestnut body beneath a massive head of creamy dark-tan foam. The nose is loaded with citrusy (mostly grapefruit, some orange/lemon... perhaps some Simcoe and/or Amarillo?) and piney hops over a bready and caramelish malt base. It's medium-full in the mouth with a moderate carbonation that leaves it quite smooth and creamy. The flavor is as the nose suggests with a wider maltiness that's bready, caramelish, and honey-drizzled. The balance between hops and malt is quite nice, as is the general balance of the beer, with a very firm bitterness backing it. It finishes dry with a quick fading notes of honey and caramel accented malt, some residual bitterness, and lingering piney/citrusy hops. Very well done! Highly recommended!

NeroFiddled, Jul 22, 2006
Photo of bobquick
4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

YUMMY!!!

Reminds me of my favorite IPA on draft at the Cannon Brewpub in Columbus, GA named Special OPS. Anyone who has served at Fort Benning in the US Army Rangers knows where I mean.

And here it is in a bottle, something they can't do in GA...not to mention Lake Placid Craft Brewery is 1200 miles away.

Hops, but not too much. Tastes like another...I'm going back to the fridge.

bobquick, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Kelly Cole's.

Nice, but unimpressive. Amber body with a little white head. Smells and tastes of english hops, piney and a biting, but not terrible complex in either flavor or aroma. The malt could stand up a little more as the beer comes out a little thin. Still a nice IPA, nothing to go out of your way to try though.

tempest, May 06, 2006
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Lake Placid India Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.