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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was formerly named Frostbite Pale Ale.

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RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2004
This is an incredible beer. Very hoppy. An almost overwhelming hop hit that is followed by just the perfect punch of bitter. Slightly better than doggie style and a step above 60 min.

5
bb414 (1) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2006 does not count
so unique, theres nothing like it. one of my top 5 beers, no doubt. LOVE IT

4.8
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2005
POSSIBLY NOW MY FAVORITE BEER; BETTER THAN SIERRA X-MAS, AND BETTER THAN HOP DEVIL.

4.7
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
The beauty of beer is that there is something for everyone. To me Hopdevil is world class, the best there is. Well, move over Hopdevil, Frostbite is that good. Great aroma, beautiful color, and head. Very creamy, smooth, and the taste is world class. Perhaps the best beer I’ve ever had.

4.7
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 This could possibly be my new favorite IPA, and its now readily available! Fresh aroma of cut grass, pine trees and lemon pepper marinade. Nice copper color with a fluffy head. Hello dry hop resin. Tantalizing array of hop nectar greets you, lemon zest, pine cone and some leafy lemon grass. Enough malt to keep you going, but not as sweet as say Titan. Very similar to Snoqualmie but made right here in ole NYS! Real town, Real beer. Come and get it boys!

4.5
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Lake Placid IPA is a cloudy amber ale with some particles in it. It has a nice, dense, light beige head with great retention and it leaves thick crust on the glass. The aroma is very fresh! Citrus, pine and resin are up front, but there is a lurking sweetness in the nose. It is medium bodied and incredibly smooth and soft. The finish is clean and dry. So often, a beer this hoppy takes a ding on the mouth feel, but not this one. The flavor is very well balanced. It is a bold one-- reminds me of something from Stone. There is a resiny tone that centers the entire taste. There is a nice sweetness underneath and grapefruit peel is prominent. It is very difficult not to chug this beer.

4.4
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Draught @ Drafting Room, Exton: Aroma was hoppy and bitter with hints of grapefruit, resin, and pine. Poured dark amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that lasted. A little cloudy. Very good lacing. Flavor was bitter! Hoppy (Amarillo?). Hints of pine and resin. Nice flavor. Light to medium body. Lively carbonation. Long bitter finish. Overall, a very good IPA I will need to get again. Similar to TwoRows Hopzilla from Dallas.

4.4
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
Dark copper color......slightly hazy. Fluffy white head. Mellow floral aroma......not overpowering. Very balanced front, yet still there is a noticeable hop flavor......extremely smooth mouthfeel for an IPA. Tangy hop taste in the back with a long bitter finish. This beer is very complex and seems to have qualities of many different styles.

4.3
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Pours a hazy copper from the growler with a medium white head that hangs around a little. Nice lacing. Wonderful aroma, mostly floral hops, with some honey and grapefruit/citrus. Delicious beer, nice start with some maltiness and mild hop flavor, bursting with hops in the middle. Finishing with a tantalizing bitter that begs you to take another sip. Another sip I will take, followed by another and another. I like this a lot.

4.3
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Lovely, semi-translucent and ruby copper in color with a thin, steady tannish moss overlay for the head and whipped lacing slashes down the side of the tulip. Aroma is an enticer. Sweet, snappy grapefruit skin and freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, red currant melded with bright clementine citric surges, and cherry pine toffee. Sweet, bitter, flavorful smoothness. Amaretto graham crust tangos with maraschino cherry syrup amidst precious amarillo and simcoe-esque flavor subtleties. Amaretto toffee sweetly sings alongside a casual, triumphant bitter backbeat. Medium-bodied, perfectly carbonated and a touch of oily thickness across the palate. All withstanding, balance is simply a salute to perfection. The caramel 90 and simcoe combo really provide a dynamic one-two punch. Cedar citric forces join bitter, dry scrapes to the back tongue flap in the finish, while amarillo toffee takes us home. One of the best pale ales known to man - thanks much for the bottle, apoptosis!


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