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