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46'er Pale Ale - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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46'er Pale Ale46'er Pale Ale

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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

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Beer added by: sponberg on 10-20-2002

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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 101
Photo of TagoMago
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker glass.

Appearance: Golden amber with nice head formation and decent retention as head slowly diminishes into a thin, white, foam film, covering the top of the beer.

Smell: Moderately hoppy nose of fuggles hops mixed with a bready, biscuit-like malt character.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Taste of citrusy hops and bready malts. The beer is smooth and quite drinkable.

Overall: This a fairly average, run-of-the-mill IPA. I don't exactly recommend this beer, but I certainly don't look negatively upon it, either. It's simply a decent English-style American-brewed IPA - nothing more and nothing less.

Photo of BadBadger
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.

Photo of waughbrew
1.63/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Medium light amber body with big-bubbled head that doesn't last long but sticks to the glass. Butter and cardboard in the nose are thankfully overpowered by the nice fuggles spiciness. Taste is oxidationland. Cardboard and taosted moldy butter. No me gusta. No date on bottle, so it is tough to say how old this beer is. Note to brewer: either bottle condition or date your bottles. Feel is big bubbles and a bit watery. Finish is astringent and stinging. Real bad, might be ok if fresh.

Photo of Stimack
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brew poured to an orange amber color with a smallish head that broke down quite quickly. The aromas are nice with this brew; floral hops (Fruggle?) with fruit highlights. The taste is highlighted with citrus/grapefruit hop spiciness up front that finishes with a smaller malt end. Over all I liked this brew. I think that it is one that I could have a nice evening with!

Photo of Billolick
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.

Photo of HappyHourHero
2.91/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a decent cream colored head that left a bit of lace as it faded. The beer is orangy amber in color and pretty clear. The aroma isn't very pleasing, a mix of skunky hops and malt isn't very inviting. Good hop bite up front, a little citrus in there, the bitterness increases until a bit of caramel malt slips into the aftertaste. The beer has a decent body to it, but it feels a little watery on the tongue. Not a big fan of this one, the flavor and especially the aroma seem a bit off. If I see it on tap I'll give it another go.

Photo of beernbbq
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An IPA in the English Style with the emphasis on English Malty and Hop. Pours a rich amber with a tight white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is floral English Hop, Fuggles and Goldings. Taste is floral with slightly sweet, biscuity underpinning. Could be a knockoff of Youngs London Special. Easy to drink IPA that pairs nicely with many of the menu selections.

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.

Photo of edchicma
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yeasty smell with some floral hop presence. Orange-copper color with an initial decent head followed by decent lacing. Taste was initially neutral, followed by a quick hop kick, with some lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit astringent with a distinct fry finish. Drinkability was ok, but it seemed a bit too mild in the beginning with a quick hit of hops...didn't seem to flow. Not a bad brew though.

Photo of Gavage
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This IPA pours a golden orange color with a small head. A spot or two of tiny lacing developed. The aroma is floral, but somewhat light for an IPA. The flavor seems slightly unbalanced, as the hops are prevelent, but the malt levels are weak. Orange flavors were also detected.

Thin mouthfeel. Little bitterness in the finish, and this also disappears quickly from the tongue. Drinkability is average since this is an unbalanced IPA and very thin for the style.

Photo of nomad
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dead clear light-orange color, this beer had little head and stain though lots of chaotic lace. Looked like a pale and thin ale from the get-go.

Smelled of light but definite bready malt as well as orange scents with dried flower scented edges. Tasted of strong floral hops wrapped up by soft orange notes with bitter accents. Moves to more subtle and sweet tangerine licks, a long grassy middle, and at last a short-to-medium length finish that is herbal and slightly creamy bitter (like chicory).

With a fairly flat body, this is not much more than a regular IPA.

Photo of mikeys01
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle, nice label too. This bottle was actually courtesy of the kind folks at the Magic Hat Brewery (of course I brought back plenty of Magic Hat too). Pours out a nice orange color with minimal white head lacing the glass. Aroma is fairly minimal, sweet and tart but not too hoppy. Flavor is sweet and malty at first, with some nice citrus hop flavor coming out toward the middle and end, and becoming much more apparent as the beer warmed a bit. Not a hop monster, but fairly tasty, and just a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Fairly drinkable, medium body, a decent IPA.

Photo of goz
2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy medium golden/orange, with a fairly large creamy white head, some lasting, with some good lacing. Aroma is light, some fruitiness, some woodiness, some caramel. Flavor is also a bit light, caramel, buttery, with a woody hop finish, and a hint of cardboard. Medium, somewhat creamy body, fairly boring and uninteresting.

Photo of Suds
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, dense-orange colored beer with a thin head. The head died with surprising quickness. Floral hop aroma could be more intense, but it is pleasing. Slight yeast aroma and character as well. Mildly malty. At times it seemed that the beer has a slight spicy-hotness to it, but it was hard to place. Nice hop aftertaste. The beer could use more a malt backbone to balance the hops. Also, it's somewhat light and watery. Not bad, but a long way from great.

Photo of rotsaruch
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reddish golden appearance with a an off-white head that quickly disappates. The nose has a slight hoppy aroma. The taste has a very bland, watery citrisey flavor. Not a very impressive. Not a very well balanced or full body brew. I would hope a fresher, draft version would taste better. Very disappointing bottled version.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
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!

Photo of UnionMade
2.57/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pretty nice, although I think all the imperial IPAs have killed regular IPA for me. This beer pours a light straw gold, with a frothy white head. Very active carbonation. Kind of light colored for my idea of IPA.
Aroma is definitely hoppy, with really no malts to support it. Pacifc Northwest citric hopping. No real fruitiness, and just a hint of something in the way of malt.
Flavor is all hops. Almost no malt, which kills the balance. No estery flavors, very little complexity. Body is light, with carbonation being way too high. It's essentially a hopped up golden ale. The beer lacks subtlety, and any flavor beyond a hoppy attack. Boring.

Photo of GreatPondBrewer
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pale coper with some white head that turned into just bubbles and a little lace. Smell wasn't unpleasent it just wasn't. There was hardly anything I could get from in. Just a little bit of indistinct sweetness from the hops I assume. Taste as not IPA at all. There was no hop bitterness and just a mettalic malt taste throughout. It was also very thin in the mouthfeel department. Overall not a great IPA.

Photo of longpondbeerman
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The 46'er pours a cloudy, dark golden with a relatively modest tan head. To the nose the hops are muted because of a distinct musty sweetness--undertones of kiwi and raisens. The hops are more evident in the taste, but this ale is by no means a severe, much less a truly bitter, brew. There's not much complexity here, as the maltiness is rather indistinct. Nor does the taste linger long; rather it fades into a fairly dull finish. A solid IPA, but without the hops clout that so often characterizes the American varieties.

Photo of WesWes
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a lacey white head. The aroma is horrible. It's musty and very plain. There are no hops here. There are no malt aromas here. The taste is much the same. No malt character and little hop flavor. Fuggles is the hop of choice. I'm kind of sick of IPA's being hopped with fuggles. It is a nice hop for most non-hoppy beers, but for this style you need to either increase the amount used or switch to something else, because the alfa-acids in it are too little to sustain the style. The mouthfeel is medium. It is not a real good drink. Not a good IPA. Not even an IPA at all. These guys need to rethink this recipe.

Photo of stegmakk
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy and multi colored...i never saw that before...dark copper at the top lightining to a light copper on the bottom...of white head went away quick
Aroma was of slight malt and citrus hop
Taste was sweet malt, soft floral and citrus hop...
While this was a nice crisp refreshing beer there was not much to it...Maybe good for barbq with non educated beer drinkers...not my everyday beer though

Photo of Jarod
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured into the glass a combination of colors – yellow, brown and orange- reminded me of apple juice. It was clear, there was some carbonation bubbles but overly active. The head was beige in color and seemed fairly creamy at first then it faded into almost noting after a few moments, faded into a rim on the edges and a light covering on the top. There was also lace present, partial in areas but some-what noticeable. The aromas that came from the out of the glass were of fruit (mostly citrus), hops (floral and spice), roasted and sweet malts, and a pine sent like fresh Christmas trees. The tastes were mostly hops, not strong but definitely present. Also present were flowers, sweet and roasted malt, grapefruit citrus and pine needles. The aftertaste that was left behind were mostly hops, bitey and floral, not lasting too long but present, also, as it warmed, it became a combination of hoppy and semi-sweet. It had a medium body feel to it. As far as it being an IPA, sure, but not the best example of the style in my opinion. It was ok, not sure if I would get again, especially since there are far better IPA’s out there to experience.

Photo of frank4sail
2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Roast malt nose with a slight smell of shoe leather. Not a very good smell for an IPA. Not much hops in the nose just malt. Light amber color with a white sheen and lace. Tastes like an amber with a little hop finish. This brew has a sweet malt base with a little grapefruit (hop) note at the finish. There is a hop presence but only a little at the finish and none upfront or in the nose at all. Medium mouth and feel. An ok beer but a underperforming IPA.

Cheers to the BA Victory Beer Exchange for the sample!

Photo of BeerAngel
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed University of Texas Burnt Orange…there ya go BigTex ;-). The head was rather small and pretty bright white, but faded fast into nothing but a ring around the edge. The taste is a nice pungent citrusy hop with malts in the background and tapers back into a light citrusy bitter. It is a light bodied brew that is fairly well balanced for the style but needs more malt IMO and finishes slightly dry. Solid tasty yet mild IPA. Thanks to McCall for the opportunity! Cheers!

Photo of BittRnessabounds
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honestly this was a very average beer. Not great compared to many IPAs I?ve had. Nothing impressed me and at the same time I didn't completely dislike anything. 46'er poured an orange-red with a modest white head that had ok retention. The smell was dominantly hops as to be expected, with just a hint of sweeter fruity notes. The taste was mostly hops with just a hint of apricot. The hop flavor slightly different from what I?m used to. This flavor didn't bother me, but I didn't enjoy it as much as other hop flavors I?ve experienced before. The bottle says they use fuggles hops, which is a common British hops. I've had plenty of British IPAs and not had a problem with the flavor. This was a fairly light bodied beer with the usually crisp dry hop finish. So all in all a very average beer, and not as good as most of the IPAs I?ve had.

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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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