Lake Placid India Pale Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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Reviews by jameswaldo:
4.47/5 rDev +21.8%
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?
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2010 19:40:44 | More by jameswaldo
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3.54/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The beer comes in a dark reddish amber.
The aroma has bready malt with citrus and floral hops.
The flavor follows with a bready malt backbone, without being too heavy. The hops come through with grapefruit, some floral, and a bit of pine.
A surprisingly decent brew for what it is.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 14:43:52 | More by dar482
Lake Placid India Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.