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Lake Placid India Pale Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: hyland24 on 03-24-2008

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2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

----from notes

Really not a well balanced IPA. It was apparently originally brewed as winter seasonal, and in my opinion wouldn't have worked in that style either. The malts and hops don't work great together, and I guess I expected more heat from the alcohol for something that was originally a warmer, but I was left unimpressed.

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2.56/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the second beer I've tried by Lake Placid. Again, not a big fan. I will say I love the marketing and logo, and was excited to like this one after the Ubu Ale was a bust. Unfortunately it didn't turn out that way.

Anyway, on to the review:

A- Poured a cloudy copper with a thick beige head the settled quickly.

S- Lots of hops, with a subtle citrus sweetness.

T- Bitter with a spicy kick, and a little heavy and thick for my liking with no carbonation to speak of.

M- Medium bodied ale.

D- Not what I would consider a session beer, but glad that I tried it.

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2.71/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of kennyo, drank very soon after arrival. Pours a mostly clear, surprisingly dark reddish color with a creamy, long-lasting tan head. Lacing is nice as well, a good looking beverage here.

Nose is pretty light with a piney hop and toasty, nutty malt aroma. Just ok, light fruity yeast as it warms.

Taste is toasty, near burnt biscuit bottoms and a biting hop bitterness. Not much hop flavor here. A little medicinal and the body is limp and not very effervescent. Gets worse as it warms and tastes like it might not be the freshest of samples, alas - no bottling/freshness date. Not a very good beer and an even worse IPA. Yuk.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 1/17/10

Many thanks to huey782 for the local

Cloudy & dense amber color. Almost murky. Highlights of caramel brown. Two fingers of off-white foam. Drops to about 1/4th inch after a few minutes, leaving decent lace. Thin retention throughout; pretty good lacing.

Pine & citrus hop aromas intertwined with a comparable amount of maltiness. Citrus seems over-ripe; lemon peel & a touch of grapefruit. Notes of caramel & bread. Hints of brown sugar as it warms. Not particularly intense nose, overall.

Tastes of mild pine tar bitterness upfront, working its way around the edges. It seems a lot of hop fade has happened. Likewise, a few wisps of citrus creep in periodically but aren't much of a distinguished feature. Floral hints. Solid malt backdrop of caramel, brown sugar & toasted bread.

Leaning toward the heavy side of medium bodied. Carbonation is lower than might be beneficial for this beer, with the lack of bitterness & all. Some additional zestiness certainly wouldn't hurt. Nice resiny grit. At times it seems medicinal. Faint bitterness on the finish.

Drinkability isn't bad, it just seems the malts have taken over. Borderline barleywine. Knowing New England's penchant for malty IPAs, maybe this is intentional. I have no way of telling as there's no date on the bottle.

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2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour produces a one finger head. Aroma has a modest hops emphasis but not as strong as I'd expect in an IPA. Color is a deep orange to amber, and again not quite what I expect in an IPA. Head dissipates quickly with some nice lacing.

This is an IPA where the malt may overpower the hops in my opinion. I get very little citrus, and not much of a pine bite finish.

My wife picked this up on a recent tour through the east. I am
enjoying this 6, but not sure I would go out of my way to obtain
it again. A nice beer, but for the style, I'm looking for more hops. Very drinkable though.

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2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A fairly dark, clear, amber color with a pretty, 2-finger, fluffy white head that has decent retention and leaves lots of lacing.
S - There's not much in the way of hop aroma but plenty of sweet malt.
T - I'm unsure of the bottling date (sometime in 2010) but there's little in this of hop taste but there is still good, sweet malt taste and a bit of bitterness in the finish.
M - Is medium to thin with moderate carbonation.
D - If this IPA is always like this one, I wouldn't want another, ever. Unfortunately, it's not even balanced but leans heavily to the malt side.

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Lake Placid India Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.