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46'er Pale Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: sponberg on 10-20-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, amber body with golden highlights. It's full, frothy white cap holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace. The bouquet delivers some lightly earthy/citrusy hops along with some mildly caramel malt. It's hops are clear, but not bold, and quite welcoming. The body is medium and really smooth and creamy in the mouth. The carbonation level is lower than might be expected from an IPA at around 2.1 volumes CO2/litre, but it works! It's very English in character, and adds greatly to its drinkability. This beer just sides down the gullet! The flavor offers an exquisitely balanced combination of firm, lightly sweet, caramel-tinged malt; a citrusy fruitiness and mild hoppy spice; and a solid bitterness that anchors it and dries the finish. Exceptionally drinkable and highly enjoyable. Well worth seeking out!

NeroFiddled, Mar 11, 2003
Photo of sponberg
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright copper in color, a white head.

Citrus, spice, and malt - the aroma is almost perfect. The beer doesn't let down the aroma at all - a very well balanced combination of fruity, round malt, firm bitterness, and citric flavor and aroma with just enough hop spiciness. The entire mouth gets a piece of it, and the medium body allows you to have a few. Very, very well done.

This is the second (along with Ubu Ale) beer that LPPB will be bottling at the Lake Placid Craft Brewers (formerly AAA Brewing) facility in Plattsburgh come November. Both are worth seeking out.

sponberg, Oct 20, 2002
Photo of IntriqKen
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm....this is what an American Pale Ale should be.
Poured a slightly haze golden orange with some dark undertones.
Tons of tiny carbonation rises from the bottom for the entire time you are drinking it.
Half finger white head melted to a very nice solid ring of white and some sticky lacing.

Aromas are fruity hops...more citrus than citrus peel...and some sweet pale malt. Mostly a floral, fruity aroma.

Taste is like the aroma with a blast of citrus fruit and floral hops, then some softening from the malt, then an aftertaste of mostly just the dry fresh hops. Some alcohol warmth going down.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick for an APA with a sharp tingling on the tongue from all of the carbonation.

Well done.

IntriqKen, Sep 20, 2007
Photo of CBFanWish
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tonight I went to MacGregor's. What a great idea that was. They had Lake Placid 46'er IPA on special. Five dollars a pitcher. You can't beat that with a stick. It poured a dark, hazy orange amber colour with a beautiful head. Thick and long lasting. The aroma that it put off was absolutly wonderful. Sweet and floral with strong fruity notes. Everything a good IPA should be. The taste was super hoppy. The floral and the fruity flavored hops were a nice way to end a long week. I don't think an IPA could taste any better than that. I was in IPA heaven with this beer. I think I'm at a loss for words. Every beer lover has to get some of this.

CBFanWish, Feb 28, 2004
Photo of MTNboy
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hope I give this a fare review. I got this in growler an it was a couple of weeks before I got to it (Man! I hate admitting that.) but all things considered I enjoyed this beer.

Appearance- A little hazy but not dark.

Smell- It did not have a stong odor at all. I was surprised .

Taste- Even and ballanced flavors across the board. A little sweet, a little fruity, slightly metalic.

Mouthfeel- Light but not watery.

Drinkabity- Easy to throw back or sit and sip.

MTNboy, Feb 01, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

baccala, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Shiloh
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice IPA, my compliments to the brewers. This 46'er pours a deep golden hue with orange highlights, The body is medium and hazy while the carbonation is very light. My first impression of this brew was of apples, bitter apples while the aroma matched up well with a light grapefruit nose.
This offering finishes as well as it starts, in that the slight apple taste does fade but the hoppy bitterness lingers appropriatly.
Will definetly look for more of these.

Shiloh, Apr 02, 2003
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark orange/golden color. Head disappears immediately. But there is a definite haze.

Nice fruity/estery scent. Has a sweet pale malt scent. Flowery hops with a sweet accent.

Ooooohhh... A very nice fruity hop flavor, but with a nice dry malt balance. Nice yeast undertones. Really lovely. Sweet citrus. Bitter finish to the hosp. Really complex and delicious.

Dry and a little yeasty. Thick after the swallow. I like this one a lot. It's like a sweet ale, with a pale yeasty undertone.

williamherbert, May 27, 2007
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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice "India Pale Ale". Pours a nice amber color. Nice head forms and sticks around. There is a pleasant hoppy aroma. The taste is smooth: a nice mixture of sweet malt and hops. This is NOT, NOT, NOT a hop-monster. If you want something in the realm of hopdevil or stone IPA, you will be unhappy. However, this is what it is-a nice and smooth IPA. Enjoy.

BadBadger, Jun 20, 2004
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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, pale orange with an impossible white head, thick, stays forever.
S- Lemons and pine, herbal.
T- toasted nuts? Hops comes in second, herbal and really balanced. Not as much citrus as advertised in the smell. Wow, didn't think I would like this beer so much.
M- Tacky with some residual hops lingering.
D- This is a pub beer, and at 6%, you could stay in the pub for a long time.
Really like this beer.

gskitt, Dec 22, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 0z bottle, no freshness dating. This understated, balanced British style IPA, pours a nice almond, cloudy. tan head sticks around and leaves classy lacing. Nice hop nose and some yeastyness. Hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavors in forefront, nice malt backbone. smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with medium body. I liked this IPA , suprised its not higher rated. Worth trying.

Billolick, Apr 09, 2004
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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the pub in bee-ut-i-full Lake Placid. Interestingly named IPA, named for the 46 highest peaks in the Adirondaks and the nickname of those who have climbed them.

Not much of a head on my pint when it arrived, amber with mild carbonation. Had a nice fruity scent.

Creamy piney hops, with a touch of what probably are cascade hops, flowery. A little watery, but a nice beer. The odd creamyness really adds a certain something to it, mellows out the hop bite and makes it easy, real easy, to drink.

hustlemuscle, Jul 14, 2004
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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, dull orange color...solid, 1/4" white head.
Aroma simmers with citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, cherry, absolutely redolent with ripe fruit, quite nice.
Tasty brew, with a nice, hoppy play on the palate initially, before fading back. Well rounded, sufficiently spicy, with flavor of grapefruit rind continuing, sip after sip. Light, but satisfying finsh, medium-bodied, thirst-quenching and consistently delightful. Good job, here!
Thanks to McCall, for the pleasure of trying it out!

feloniousmonk, Oct 22, 2003
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this while on vacation in the Adirondacks. It was readily available in the Adirondack region, but I did not find it in areas west & south of there.

Appearance - hazy amber color. I didn't think to check for sediment in the bottle, thus I don't know if there was any. I don't care for hazy appearances.

Smell - smells like an IPA. Hops, citrus, floral. Pretty much like what you'd expect, nothing exceptional.

Taste - like the smell, this tastes like a solid, mainstream IPA.

Drinkability - very enjoyable. A solid brew that will not disappoint.

TheOtherMike, Jul 01, 2004
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a trip to New York this weekend, Im glad I picked it up.

I pured a two finger head with a nice hop aroma. The beer did pour hazy, but I will assume that is due to the yeast in the bottle. Slightly under carbonated and a tad worty. I wont hold this against this great brewery, hand crafting is hard to do. I wish it had a bit more hops.

Ralelen, Mar 21, 2007
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper tone. Good sized creamy white head. Retention is very good. Nice toffee malt tones mixed with flowery hops on the nose. On the palate, the base is toffeeish and a little buttery. The hops impart a slight edge with a spicy and floral accent. Bitterness is more fragrant based than hop based. Chalky mouthfeel with a body checking in around medium or so. Decent enough EIPA.

Bighuge, Feb 03, 2005
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear golden orange pour topped with a thin layer of white foam that quickly dies to a lace but manages to leave its trail on the sides of the glass. The aroma is hoppy and spicy, and it also has a nice degreee of balancing sweetness.

This is definitely a laid back IPA. The hops are not very strong, but the balance they have with the sweet maltiness is excellent. It has a crisp start and remains pretty refreshing throughout. Drinkability is excellent. I could see this as a starter for a hop virgin.

ElGuapo, Apr 09, 2003
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4/5  rDev +12%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

chrisdexter, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

BugTownPub, Mar 06, 2012
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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.