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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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 StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a great English style pale ale. pouring a lighter copper color and having about an inch of just off white head. the nose is distinctly English in character, dusty caramel, light oats, and a relatively generic ale yeast. in terms of flavor, I get a lot more hops. clean and bright, but not obscuring the dominant malt sweetness. a little sugary on the finish, but a relaxed carbonation, clean feel, and medium body, make this an easy enough drinking Adirondack summer beer. the hop bouquet is reminiscent of fresh ganja, an excellent hypothetical post hike libation. this has been a long time go to of the emerging craft brew scene in the north country, and it is a beer I will continue to enjoy for the foreseeable future. special thanks to my homie greg for hooking up a fresh growler from the pub, you are a legend brother!

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich burnt orange amber color with a slight head and moderate carbonation.
Aroma has a slight hint of citrus and floral hints. Malts seems to get in line behind an English style. A heavy malt presence.
Taste is citrusy hops and sweet bready malts .
Taste is smooth and has a bitter finish.
A good beer easy drinking .

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lake Placid Brewery in Lake Placid, N.Y., on June 28, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Two fingers of head when I got it. Caramel copper color. Soft frothy lacing with good retention.

Smelled lemon citrus, grain, biscuit and caramel.

Tasted English style pale ale malts. Bread, biscuit, light citrus, iced tea, rye.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

Nothing too special, nothing too bad. A good beer to start my trip in Lake Placid.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
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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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 nezelrac
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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

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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 maddogruss
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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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Photo of TheHopMonster
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of gskitt
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
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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Photo of ngeunit1
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Photo of musicforairports
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Photo of soju6
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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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 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 Pdiddey3d
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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


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Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev +9%
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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Photo of Amalak
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle. It's a brownish bronze and is basically opaque from what I can tell. It has a good head and some lacing with a nice bitter scent.

It's a good bitter beer and has a nice mix of a fruity sweetness...and perhaps some caramel?

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Photo of CHickman
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a 1 inch tan head and good lacing; smells of hops, orange peel, malt and overall sweetness.

Tastes of floral hops, orange peel, sweet malt, caramel, citrus, some light piney hops and a touch of spice or coriander. Very light and crisp, with light carbonation and a malty finish. Smooth light feel on the tongue makes this a good beer that's enjoyable, but the very mild hop flavor allows the malts to strong arm away some of the taste which I think muted the overall beer flavor.

A good beer that is easy drinking and clearly a session beer, just not exceptional in the taste department. I did enjoy this beer and will have it again.

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Photo of BeerPhan86
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a one finger white head with good retention and sticky lacing.

S - Some pale malt and citrus hops. Not very aromatic.

T - This is a nice bitter English style pale. Bitter hops up front and then a nice caramel sweetness.

M - Light mouthfeel and very smooth. A tad overcarbonated.

D - Very tasty but not overpowering in any aspect. Very sessionable.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought back directly from Lake Placid Brewery by my friend Petrislav
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Cloudy sunburst colors ranging from golden yellow on the bottom to deep amber/copper on top, nice clingy foamy off-white/beige head, leaves some thin space lacing, if the lace lived up the what the head looked like I would definitely bump this up

S: Citrus hops, but not grapefruit, mostly lemon, herbal hop notes too, distinct hops provide good aroma, but nothing really strong, almost hefeweizen like when served cold, pale malt is vaguely discernible too

T: Hops definitely come through, but don't dominate, more herbal hops than in the smell, could maybe use a litter more flavor here, not necessarily bitterness, a distinct carmel malt taste also comes through, leaves a slightly unpleasant bitter and sweet taste, but nothing bad

M: Combination of carbonation and caramel flavor make it feel fuller than it really is, ends up feeling a tad over medium

D: Still good, but slightly heavier feel than I would like lowers this, something just seems a little off for me to drink a lot of this

Notes: A good all around beer and a nice change of pace from the IPA's I have been having. It could use a little bit of work as far as balance goes. Something about the herbal hops and caramel malt don't quite work perfect. However, with a little tweaking those flavors could really make a unique pale ale.

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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 Ralphus
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was hoping to make it to the brewery while in Lake Placid a few weeks ago but didn't have time. So instead I found a six pack of the Pale Ale and gave it a shot.

It looks fairly good. The golden amber colour is nice but it lost marks for a fairly thin head.

The smell is light, slightly fruity and buttery.

It's taste is slightly sweet with decent hop bitterness. Not much flavour coming through unfortunately. It's ok but nothing to write home about.

Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly creamy.

Drinkability is just ok. I had two in a row but a third wasn't in the cards.

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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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