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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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3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a nice looking copper color with a decent foamy white head on it. The smell of this beer to me was a little on the gross side. I don't know if it was starting to skunk or what but it wasn't a good aroma at all. The taste had a good caramel sweetness that was balanced with the hippy bitterness. The mouthfeel was decent, good carbonation to it and drinkable medium bodied brew. Overall this would have been much better if I didn't hold my breath on every sip I took. Who knows...

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice warm & bright copper color – leaning just a bit dark and red. Clear with plentiful bubbles rising to the golden, off-white adequate size cap of foam that leaves a good fair bit of lace.

S: Fruity esters, pale & light crystal malts, herbal & grassy hops (not in your face, but present), and a hint of diacetyl. Nice inviting, approachable aromatics.

T: Nicely rounded pale malt with doughy, grainy, and biscuity notes. Some light crystal / caramel notes, a bit of malt sweetness, and faint bread crust round things out with a ghost hint of roast at the very end. Estery fruit notes show through as well, though softer than in the nose – just some muted apple / pear notes. Balancing hops out middle to end. Though mostly grassy and herbal, they also have a hint of muted & muddled citrus and an earthy touch in the finish. Diacetyl is noticeable at the margins.

M: Medium body with carbonation more to US level than English level. A bit of texture, but hops and possibly the hint of roast take the finish drying.

D: Overall a quite good English style pale. A bit much carbonation and a tad large at 6.0 percent, but the aroma and flavor are spot on. It is very rounded and balanced while being appropriately more muddied than a US version with lots of esters and some diacetyl.

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

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip

A - slightly hazy orange/amber; finger and a half of light tan foam that quickly fades to a dense ring and scant surface covering of small bead

S - lots of pine and citrus up front backed by caramel and gently bready malt notes

T - follows the nose - pine and citrus hops woven through a caramel malt body; a little simple and a little too much malt (without the depth of flavor) for the style; hops don't have much punch with all the malt

M - CO2 is high for the malty body - makes it disjointed; once the CO2 settles down there is a very appealing smoothness; the hops don't give much bitter edge

O - a good beer, and quite drinkable; falls a little short as a pale ale, though

Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle out of the fridge poured into a SA perfect pint glass. no freshness date.

pours out slightly hazy, golden, copper, orange color with a one finger of soapy head that fell to a patchy ring within minutes. small spots of lace.

fairly hoppy aroma. dank, floral, pine resiny hops with just a hint of biscuity malt detectable.

lots of grassy hops with some sharp bitterness. a touch floral and a bit of pine as well. metallic, biscuity malts just fall short of balancing. just a hint of alcohol detectable.

light body, but kind of a muddy feel, slightly overcarbonated.

good drinkability. wont buy again.

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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle of this from the local beer shop.

A: Pours A golden, amber body with a pretty thick, silky white head with excellent retention and lacing all the way until the finish.

S: A fairly sweet, slightly honey-like and sweet toffee smelling beer; Some floral notes were evident in the smell as well as subtle alcohol notes.

T: A pretty sweet, toffee and slight honey tasting beer; some earthy notes were evident in the aftertaste with some warming alcohol present as well. Some slight, sweet fruitiness (citrus, perhaps?) were also evident, yielding a nice, dry finish.

M: A slightly overcarbonated, light bodied drinking beer that make it slightly disappointingly average.

D: Ok mouthfeel and taste combination made for an ok drinking experience. Slight overcarbonation took away a little form the beer, but, otherwise, a decent beer overall.

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

Poured a nice deep orange, with plenty of foamy white head. Retention is decent. This really caught me off guard, but its not filtered. Tons of sediment floating around, It looks like a home brew which I find very appealing.

Smells of pine and citrus thanks to the decent amount of floral hops. My guess that Cascade is the dominate hop used to form this ale.

First taste is very enjoyable, with strong hop characteristics up front and a mellow yet satisfying malty toasty finish. Bitter with a decent amount of malt to tame the bitterness. As I drink more I can confidently say Cascade is the main bittering hop.

Its been done before countless of times but this pale ale is very enjoyable and I give big respects to the small Lake Placid brewery.

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4.07/5  rDev +14%
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.

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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy amber color with some nice fuzzy white head with pretty decent retention and some really nice lacing left behind.

S - Some fairly sweet, almost citrusy malt is the most present aroma. There is a slight amount of herbal notes and a touch of hops.

T - Starts of with some mild maltiness. Then it gets a bit sweeter as the citrus flavors and hops add to the growing malt flavor. The hops make for a tiny bit of a bite at the end.

M - Medium bodied and just a bit too much carbonation, which is a bit above medium level. Though it does make the beer feel a little more crisp, it feels a bit too fizzy on the tongue for the level of flavor.

D - Overall, the flavors are okay, the mouthfeel could just use a little work. The flavors overall are balanced quite well, just a little bit to subtle overall. Overall, fairly crisp and easy to drink.

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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's an amber color, pretty carbonated and creates a decent head, but honestly, while I've poured it into a glass, this is among the only beers I think is better straight from the bottle. So I'm reviewing it that way.

Smells like Fuggles hops, for sure. Hoppy in the British, not particularly bitter kind of way.

Tastes the same, with a solid malt backbone. Not very sweet at all.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. A mild creaminess.

Pretty good for an English pale ale. I could drink this, but the Fuggles would bore me after a while.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery.

A: Served a hazy amber color with a decent head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Citrus aroma with caramel and fresh grain mixed in.

T: Citrus flavor to start, going to a faint malt and mild bitter finish.

F: Medium body, smooth & creamy.

D: Real easy to drink. Worth a try.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter

A-Slighly hazed bright copper with an creamy white head that laces nicely. A sweetheart of a looker.

S-Malts dominate, and not much else going on here, but what I am picking up is very pleasing.

T-Malt, biscuit, cracker and a twang of English hops on the back end. This is a simple, but well made PA. Very refreshing, light and would pair very well with a meal that a robust ale would trounce.

M-Well balanced. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, but decent.

D-Good drinking beer. Excellent sessioner. This is not going to set the world on fire, but pass it out to the in laws at a BBQ and it is one hell of a lot better than indulging in a macro. Well crafted, but would I try again? Maybe, but then again, life is short, and there is too much good beer out there to waste time playing in the margins.

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3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single from Abe's. This beer reminds me a bit of Summit Extra Pale Ale in that's it's obviously inspired by English pales and their ingredients, but it's also obviously an amped up American take on the style. The hops had a big earthy, citrus quality that certainly reveals Fuggles close relation to Cascade hops (Cascades are a cross between Fuggles and Russian Serebrianker hops). There's also a big share of malty bread crust and toffee flavors from the barley that nicely balances the hops.

Yes, this beer is overpowering and on the thick side for an English pale ale. But it's still a delicious interpretation of the style and worth checking out.

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3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy and cloudy, almost unfiltered in appearance. This beer has the color of orange marmalade. Nice single finger of sticky head and a decent amount of wispy lacing.

S - Really had to make an effort to pick anything up that stands out. Not a ton of aroma but I do pick up some mild tropical notes, possibly some apricot and floral aromas. But overall very mild.

T -Once again pretty mild here. Some initial sharp bitterness upfront but it quickly passes. Decent amount of malt character which helps to balance out the flavor here.

M - Medium bodied and a bit oily on the palate. Not a fan of the carbonation level here, just a tad bit over-carbonated for me which makes it feel sharp on the tongue.

D - This beer is a on the mild end of the pale ale spectrum in my opinion. It would be easy to put more than two of these away in a sitting. This is a decent beer but not one I would buy again, there are just too many better beers in the same price range to make this a standout.

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

To close out my lake placid sat night... Grabbed a sixer from stewarts.

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- a hazy light amber look with a decent head that fades. Looks like a decent. Good carbonation in the brew

S- some sweet malt flavor emerges. There are caramel ties ins as well. A slight hint of citrus appears as well

T- some bready notes hit first. The flavor is lightly composed of minimal citrus tones. As the brew exits, there are some hops that sting a tad

M- crisp and clear with mild carbonation

D- the problem with rating different brews from the same brewery is someone has to lose. In other words, I just had an ubu and lp ipa... So this doesn't really go with the flow. However, the brew is drinkable and enjoyable. A sixer is a good sitting with this


Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 4/1/10.

A - Slightly hazy light amber/orange-tinted body with lively carbonation bubbles and about a finger's worth of beige froth on top that transformed into bubbly patches and swatches of foamy lace.

S - Nose is somewhat muted overall, although citrus hop notes are noticeable as well as some sweet caramel malt and toasted grains. As the liquid warmed up, some sharper herbal notes also emerged.

T - Initial flavor delivers quite a sharp, crisp hop bite for an English-style pale ale, suggesting not only citrus notes, but also grassy and herbal tones. Caramel malt provides a sweet backbone. Finishes with a distinct grainy malt character with a healthy dose of leafy and herbal hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate oily character. Lots of active carbonation, resulting in a bristly mouthfeel overall. Finishes with a fairly assertive dry bitterness on the palate for the style.

D - 46'er is definitely on the hoppy end of the pale ale spectrum and boasts lots of flavor and a fairly aggressive hop bite. And at 6% ABV, this lad remains extremely drinkable throughout.

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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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