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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sponberg on 10-20-2002

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Reviews: 102 | Ratings: 139
Photo of mdiv2001
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the tap. Color was amber with orange highlights. There was very little head. The nose was very faint, just a touch of floral spice. Slightly sweet, touch of orange peel, very mild hops on the end. Nothing too offensive, but nothing too memorable either.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 12-ounce bottle with a label that clearly denotes it as "English-style Pale Ale", poured into my imperial pint-sized willibecher glass yields a bright copper body with a storm of sediment in suspension and a two finger-thick crown of pale ivory-tinted ecru foam. The head is persistent and long-lasting, and deposits soft webby rings of lacing onto the sides of the glass.

The smell is mild and barely evident, with a whiff of sweet pale malt and a touch of floral, herbal spice.

The taste is caramel sweet with a note of floral, fruit-peel bitterness and a splash of diluted pear juice. Medium-toasted malts command the profile, but do so without any real authority as there seems little else to stand in their way.

The drink is medium-bodied with light carbonation, and is inoffensive enough to drink by the gallon should one feel the need. Thanks to Lum for the bottle!

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard shaker glass. Appears a cloudy amber color with about a finger of quickly fading bone white foam. Nose and flavor is of sweet malt, lightly toasted bread, mildly bitter hops, caramel. Dry and crisp from start to finish with ample carbonation. Worth a try if you see it.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured a slightly hazy gold/amber with a medium head and decent lacing (No different from any decent APA).
Smells like an APA.
Has a nice malt presence. Slightly sweet and toasted; cracker-like. Good hop character. A nice drying finish.
Medium to fullish body. Smooth and drinkable.
When all is said and done, this is a flavorful, refreshing, and very drinkable brew. It's welcome in my fridge anytime.

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Photo of changeup45
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty good for a PALE ALE but Lake Placid has me confused on this one. The 6 pack carton says 46er IPA, yet when I went to drink the beer the bottle says it's a 46er Pale Ale. Searched their website and don't see anything on a 46er Pale Ale, but trust me that's what the bottles say. So pours a copper color with a moderate off-white head and some lacing. Sweet bitter hoppy bite with some malt balancing it out. This is no IPA though. I did enjoy the beer as a decent Pale Ale.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber color with reddish/orange highlights. Very little head even after I poured it aggressively. Intermittent lacing. Hoppy, citrus-like aroma. The hop are citrus-peel like at first but appear in the middle as a 'smoky' form when the brew warms but still less pronounced than I was expecting. Definitely an American Pale Ale compared to an India. Medium bodied with a good mouthfeel and a smooth, bitter hop finish. Dry but lacks some malt character to balance it.

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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 Durge
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a fairly clear light yellow-copper color with a nice white foamy head and big lacing. It has a mild peppery wheat malt aroma, takes on a popcorn quality. There's a nice medium body creaminess with fairly fine but lively carbonation. The taste is mostly cracker and wheat, a littlle malt presence and a decent citrus hop bitterness at the back. A bit tart overall, along the lines of granny smith apple. Not exactly my taste for pale ale but it is a solid one and recommended for a try. Quite drinkable.

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

The 46'er Pale Ale pours out a dull, hazy orange color with decent head and some lace along the glass. Citrus smells predominate. There is a light caramel malt flavor with a citrus hop finish. Goes down easy. A pleasant drinking ale but not exceptional in any way.

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Photo of genog
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this was an extra from the final BIF shipment from markgugs:

Pours an amber orange color with a tapered, cascading light to dark from the top to the bottom. A thick white creamy head lingers around with a decent amount of lacing. Smell is of earthy hops, and some grains and rice. Taste is initially sweet with some bittering grains to follow. Some fruity apple presence lingers on the tongue. Watery mouthfeeling with soft carbonation.

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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 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 williamherbert
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark orange/golden color. Head disappears immediately. But there is a definite haze.

Nice fruity/estery scent. Has a sweet pale malt scent. Flowery hops with a sweet accent.

Ooooohhh... A very nice fruity hop flavor, but with a nice dry malt balance. Nice yeast undertones. Really lovely. Sweet citrus. Bitter finish to the hosp. Really complex and delicious.

Dry and a little yeasty. Thick after the swallow. I like this one a lot. It's like a sweet ale, with a pale yeasty undertone.

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Photo of LvilleIPA
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light brown/golden color with a thin off-white head.

S - Not so much going on really. Some citrus, a little malt.

T - Little dry at first, reminds me more of an english style than any most americans I've had. I actually like it alot. Very well balanced.

M - Medium in body and drying at the end. Flavor lasts long after.

D - VERY drinkable. These things seem to slide right down. I'll definitely be having these again.

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Photo of Ralelen
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a trip to New York this weekend, Im glad I picked it up.

I pured a two finger head with a nice hop aroma. The beer did pour hazy, but I will assume that is due to the yeast in the bottle. Slightly under carbonated and a tad worty. I wont hold this against this great brewery, hand crafting is hard to do. I wish it had a bit more hops.

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Photo of MTNboy
4.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hope I give this a fare review. I got this in growler an it was a couple of weeks before I got to it (Man! I hate admitting that.) but all things considered I enjoyed this beer.

Appearance- A little hazy but not dark.

Smell- It did not have a stong odor at all. I was surprised .

Taste- Even and ballanced flavors across the board. A little sweet, a little fruity, slightly metalic.

Mouthfeel- Light but not watery.

Drinkabity- Easy to throw back or sit and sip.

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Photo of Kendo
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Into a pint glass, the 12 oz bottle poured a coppery-amber with a 1.5-finger bubbly khaki head. LOTS of carbonation as tiny bubbles rush to the surface to fortify the head, allowing it to linger nicely. Some lacing as I drink it, and some sediment settles to the bottom of the glass.

S: Very faint. I had to sniff deeply to get the citrusy, grassy hops, and even halfway down the glass when I swirled it aggressively to release some scent, I still didn't get much.

T: The dominant flavor in the profile is the dry, metallic/minerally dry-hopped taste. There are some toasty and caramel malt undertones and a citrusy, lemon peel-like hop bitterness to the taste, but that dry, lip-smacking metallic hop taste is the alpha male in this pack.

M: Well-carbonated. That metallic flavor detracts from the overall feel of this one, making it more harsh than smooth on the palate.

D: OK. I like APAs, and this one isn't a bad version, so I could have a few. But there are better options out there.

Notes: To date I've only hiked 13 of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, so perhaps that's affecting my judgment. We'll have to ask BA MRMOJORISIN, who's hiked them all and so is rightfully called a "46'er" if completing all the ADK High Peaks is a prerequisite for enjoying this beer.

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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 Fish113d
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in color with a slight haze. Thin, eggshell colored head sits atop of the body. Dissipates rather quickly to just an oily surface layer with just a thin coating of clinging head to the glass.

Not very robust in aroma. Biscuits in there along with some slight hops. Nothing stands out. Basic American Pale.

Bitter throughout with a large biscuit flavor along with some slight lemon peel flavor. I also get the idea of some hops in the back of my tongue also. Much better flavor than nose. A bit of caramel also tasted there, but very slight.

Well-balanced carboantion and a decent shot of alcohol for a 6%. Stingy carbonation on the tip of my tongue that quickly burns off to a slightly drying finish. Crisp feel.

Easily drinkable ale. I got this bottle in a variety case, and I could easily drink a 6-pack, if I'm not under the table!

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

This was my first Lake Placid brew and while there is some decent stuff to say about this one, there's definitely some room for improvement.

It pours a slightly hazy but slightly crisp orange to amber colour wit ha mid-range sized head that doesnt hang around for long but leaves a nice amount of residue on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and hop-based. It's floral and candy-like at times. There are notes of a slighlty bready malt backbone as well.

The flavour is in line with the aroma, with sweet hops, becoming almost juicy at times, dominating the malt flavour, which does stand out more here than in the aroma. My problem here is that the finish is way too sweet and it just doesn't flow with the rest of the flavour from the start of the sip. Yes, there is sweetness throughout, but its just a bit over the top at the finish. This one is medium bodied and even a bit oily at times.

I didn't mind this brew and think it could be quite nice if the sweetness issue at the finish of each sip was remedied, but until then it would probably be middle of the pack of availible Pale Ales in this area.

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Photo of Naes
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pale ale pours out a dark copper color with a decent white head. The lacing and retention are acceptable.
The aroma is nothing to speak of, but it contains trace amounts of hops.
The flavor is mildly bitter from the hops and a slight amount of malts become noticeable near the finish.
Mouth feel is medium in body and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 12oz bottle, courtesy of Artied2... Poured a crystal clear, rich golden hue (though there was a bit of sediment in the bottle which was a late addition to the glass and hazed things up). A hard pour whipped up an egg-shell colored 1/4" layer of creamy foam. Or is it foamy cream? Not much lacing to write home about. Exceedingly mild aroma, though it did seem to have some buttery (Ringwood?) attributes. Almost medium bodied, with a slight prickliness on the tongue. Not much malty character here, but a decent-sized dose of bitterness. Maybe a wisp of caramel lurking in the background, but more of a hop-accented bier. Some green apple touches here and there in the lasting, bitterish finish. ALso, label says IPA but style here says APA... Buehler?


overall: 3.45
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3


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Photo of pezoids
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a golden pale color that is full of fine suspended carbonation. The this sandy head films the beer then turns to Swiss cheese. The aroma is fresh with lemony pale malts and a nice pleasant grainy character. I like the taste – there’s a solid bitterness up front with a touch of malt body in the background. This is simple, light and airy and would be a decent partner to a burger or wings.

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Photo of kennyo
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

pours a hazy burnt orange (nice Crayola crayon reference) color. head is soapy and disapates pretty quickly

aroma - there is not a lot there, kind of a mild malt and hop sensation

taste - this is a tasty beer, there some malt, some bitterness,

mouthfeel is fine, kind of a dry chalky finish

would not be dissappointed if I was in a place where this was the only beer, but only for one night

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Photo of bjohnson
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a orange/copper color with a half finger white head that goes away pretty fast. Lace showed up after first couple of sips

S: Aroma of strong honey and theres hints of some fruit in there also.

T: Noticed the hops right away, but they were'nt overpowering. Followed by a spicyness and then a bitter end--then had a faint lemony taste.

M & D: Mouthfeel is alright--moderately smooth beer. Pretty good pale ale, very interesting smells and tastes--they were quite different. Emma didn't particularly like it--she thought it was interesting but couldn't drink a bunch of them.

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46'er Pale Ale from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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