A big old beer for a North Country winter. I have written about the two other bottled offerings by Lake Placid Craft Brewing of Plattsburg, NY here and here and the third offering, Frostbite Ale, continues the tradition of quality ales. It is a big winter ale with lots of chewy hops, a big body and a fine lingering taste with plenty to think about in the malt. There is autumn apple, citrus and hazelnut under the green and twiggy hop. It pours a fine tan head over a gingery sort of medium amber chill hazed real ale. Lots of spice in the nose and on the palate as well. Every single BAer says yahoo.
I think there is more here at 6.8% than just an IPA. There is a hint of antique that reminds me of an old ale or a lighter barley wine, the ones you pull out at Christmas. Anyway to look at it - or more to the point taste it - it is pretty fine stuff.