46'er Pale Ale | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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46'er Pale Ale46'er Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sponberg on 10-20-2002

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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 102
Reviews by Bighuge:
Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dull slight hazed copper with a nice tight one finger head that left a sheet of lace as it settled slowly,a mix of caramel malt and light citrus a mild toasitness lingers as well.Pretty balanced but not overly inspiring flavors, toasty with a caramel sweetness up front rounding into a soapy-like flavor into the finish with residual grapefruit pine flavors.The soapy flavors keep the drinkability lower for me but its really not a bad brew just somewhat ho hum in my opinion.

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Photo of Marty
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I must admit I was disappointed with Lake Placid's IPA.

It had very little carbonation. I had to pour from about 8" to get even a medium sized head, and that head dissipated within a minute. This beer's light orange in color.

I'm not sure what kind of hops Lake Placid uses in this beer, but they're not super. This is the least biting IPAs I've ever had; it could easily pass as simply a pale ale. Overall, it lacked the crispness I crave in an India pale ale.

That said, this beer's not bad, just average. What it lacks in appearance and flavor, it makes up for with sheer drinkability. Very easy drinkin', considering its 6% ABV.

Bottom line, there are many more IPAs I'd rather drink than this one. Nothing special, really.

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Photo of sponberg
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Photo of far333
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy apricot color with pinkish particulate matter drifting to the bottom. Thick and foamy beige head with lumps and craters rises up high and settles slowly, leaving a half inch lid on top of the liquid, and sticky chunks of goop around the glass. Aroma is clean and fresh, not overpowering, of floral hops and bright citrus. Flavor is watery at first, not leaving an impression until the center and rear of the tongue. It's less hops, and more of an orange peel flavor, with a piney tangy, almost grapefruit finish.

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Photo of BadBadger
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of tappangordo
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caddybuyer
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of BittRnessabounds
3/5  rDev -15.7%
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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Photo of IntriqKen
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +25.6%
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!

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Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
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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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pour a copper with a two finger amount of white head. It lingers.

S: Some burnt caramel, earthy, spicy.

T: Follows the nose. Burnt caramel, with a spiciness a bit like rye. The malts dominate but the finish is a bit bitter.

F: Moderate carbonation, medium body.

O: This was a solid beer. I wish fresh english pale ales were more accessible.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a nice amber color with lots of carbonation but little head rentention, no lacing on the glass.

Smell:Lots of fruity hoppiness, no malt characteristics.

Taste:A bit on the hot side, can taste the alchohol first. Fruits and hops, a bit off balanced with little room for malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nothing too exciting

Drinkability: For the alcohol percentage, good, for the style, a little rough to finish too many

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Photo of mikerems
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was psyched when I first poured this beer, deep orange and mahogany honey hues. Nicely formed head, a good-looking pale ale.

Fairly aggressive smell, particularly when pouring. Gave off huge floral and fruit notes. I detect a nice cherry finish. Unfortunately this beers taste does not transfer from its smell. Very blunt and lacks follow through. There is a nice hint of honey though.

A little disappointing for a semi-local brew. I have a feeling it probably much better on tap.

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Photo of edchicma
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no lot code or expiration date. Sampled on Octiber 2, 2009. It pours amber and a bit on the hazy side with a short-lived quarter inch head. The aroma has a nice nose of sweeter caramel and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is bitter with a good hoppy background. A nice brew that feels pretty true to the English Pale style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice light orange with a modest 1 finger bubbly white head.

S: a nice hop spiciness, zesty with some dried tropical fruit (pineapples) and fresh lemons that was very light and refreshing.

T: a bold, crispy hop flavor from fruggle hops give this a nice spicy zing that was sharp and pleasant. The hopping was more sweet and spicy then floral and dry and a nice change of pace per style. There were some fresh oranges, along with a spicy hop fade.

M: The mouthful was light, with a moderate carbonation fizzle.

D: Easy drinking pale especially in the summer time with a zesty hop spiciness ending bitter-sweet. A nice change up.

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Photo of SickGnar
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured an copper color ale with nice thick white head with good retention. Aroma of bitter hops is clearly distinguishable. Taste is comprised of a nice mix between floral malt and bitter hops. Body is a bit thin for my liking but this still make for a refreshing drink in the summer.

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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 141 ratings