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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: 140 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of blitheringidiot
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Regular good ole 12 oz. browner with a rather plain label and signature Adirondack chair motif that is also on the bottle cap. BA Brownie points there. Steeped into me Troegs pint glass, this English styled Fuggle hopped brew pours crystal clear - pure coppery orange hued with a scant tiny bubbled off white head that quickly fizzled to a slick.

Leafy, cedar aroma hops and some malts blend back in the afterscents. Aroma had to be sought to be found.

First swigs: Dusty dry bitter hops with lasting Sweet Tart aftertaste. Citrousy lemon oil notes blend into a indescript malt balance.

Crisp, creamy, dryness with easy carbonation and a somewhat oily feel.

Last swigs: Dry cedary Fuggles and malt balance. Thanks to fellow BA Ububrew for reccomending to check this out when up in NY. Seems more like an ESB rather than IPA but considering the English style, that makes sense. Unique different scents and flavors make a different beer that is worth trying if you enjoy expanding beer horizons. Reminds me a bit of Shipyard brews.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of dave750
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear reddish gold in color with a thin, white head that disappears almost immediatly. Aroma is fruity at first, with lemon rind and black pepper coming in later.
Crisp bitter hop flavor is dominant to the finish. Powdered chocolate and roasted malt blend in at mid-taste and mingle to the end. Fades as nuts and a nice spiciness join in. Hints of orange and strawberry pop in and out. Body is medium thick with very good carbonation and a balance biased toward hops.
A crisp, clean tasting beer with a pronounced bitterness, but not so much so as to be overpowering or unpleasant. An enjoyable beer.

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Photo of scottum
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice full amber with an off-white head. Hops are right there in the nose. Hop bite is full and meaty, yet balanced with the chewy malt load. This forms a well crafted base for a nice little American IPA. One of the better regional IPAs available. Worth a shot if the Ubu is not doing it for you. I got to get down to the brewpub one of these days; it's just across the lake.

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Photo of hustlemuscle
4.07/5  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.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle. As per the BA Database picture, it has a main obverse label that covers some 300° of the bottles circumference. Named after the “…handful of folks that have conquered the legendary 46High Peaks of the Adirondacks, earning the right to call themselves 46’ers.” No strength or freshness date listed.

Appearance: Dark orange, hazy body with lots of streamers. Thin head, but it covers the surface with a uniform white collar that is at least always a ¼” thick, though the top-up produced a decent frothy rocky head. Some attractive lacing on the glass sides is produced. Below average carbonation levels.

Nose: The nose is rather confusing; at first I thought that the beer was off, before I got to taste it. It has a musty damp odor, like soggy hops. Few hops break this strange odor. Some caramel and a light pepper aroma. Weird and a little off-putting.

Taste: Dry start, pale malt feel with a husky powdery texture. The middle has a delicate hop feel that builds into a bitter presence. The bitterness mixes with the husky malts to lend a more balanced feel. The ending has a light citric twang. Finishes with an extremely astringent death and a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Definitive feel at all times, start to finish, and long after the swallow. Medium body but the low-ish conditioning sparks a reminiscent feel of a hoppy English Bitter on Cask for me.

Drinkability: A solid session brew that drinks relatively easily and a little too quickly for my liking. I emptied the 12 ounce bottle, before I thought I emptied the 12 ounce bottle!!

Overall: A nice brew and highly enjoyable. More a Bitter Pale Ale than your classic American IPA, so it may disappoint some hops-heads, but I personally find it to be a nice change to pace to the higher echelon IPA’s.

A 46’er Cheers to McCall for supplying this one, perfect on a warm afternoon.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright white, frothy 1" head with a solid retention. A very nice intricate lacing present. Nice deep copper color that is pretty dense and hazy.

Nice hop aromatics with a bit of a sweet toffee nose, but not much else.

A mellow flavor that I wasn't expecting. The hops are there but nothig overpowering at first. The hops really take into effect at the end of the sip leaving a strong bitterness in the aftertaste. A bread/doughy biscuit-like flavor is the main flavor (along with the hops), that work quite well with the ale's bitterness. There's also a sweet caramel/toffee hint that is present but never really come to the forefront.

Well balanced. Very smooth given that the fuggles hops ae the main elements of flavor.

An easy drinking IPA unlike some other 'hop monsters' out there (as good as some of these are most are too overpowering to have more than a few). This IPA does not fall into this category.

Again, there's nothing flashy here, but a very nice, mellow version of the style.

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Photo of TheOtherMike
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of TagoMago
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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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 waughbrew
1.63/5  rDev -54.2%
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.

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Photo of Stimack
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

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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 HappyHourHero
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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Photo of beernbbq
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of CBFanWish
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

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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 Gavage
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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Photo of nomad
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of mikeys01
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of goz
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of rotsaruch
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

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Photo of UnionMade
2.57/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 140 ratings
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