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Peacepipe Pale Ale | Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
22.9%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gagnonsux on 02-23-2006

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy dark golden color, with a very small white head, and minimal lacing.

Aroma: Quite prominent citrus and grapefruit hop aroma, which all but overwhelms the slight caramel malt note.

Taste: Strong pine tar hops from start to finish. The caramel malt struggles to assert itself against a wall of hops. The pine tar note lingers well on past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, quite full, very pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: Well made, but seems a bit off-balance with a heavy-handed hop presence. Quite a refreshing summer brew, though.

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Photo of jamesmk48
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnagle28
2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fredericksburg Brewing Co. "Peacepipe Pale Ale"
on tap at the pub on 3 November 2015
listed at 5.8% ABV with 34 IBUs

Notes: Clear light-amber body with golden highlights beneath a creamy head of white. Aroma expresses gently sweet, mildly caramelish and grainy malt threaded through with softly citrusy, floral, and earthy hops. Flavor follows, as expected. Some orange-candy-like citrus mixes with the sharper (but still limited) grapefruit, softening it. Nicely balanced and smooth.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Monsoonmoon77
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Squelch
4.17/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slighty cloudy brown color. Off white head

Smell: Smells of malt and hops

Taste: MMM hops are great in this one. A little harsh on the bittering hops but flavor hops are perfect. Citrusy and apricot with a touch of earthy taste in the finish

Mouthfeel: Dryness of the hop bite overwhelms the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: My favorite beer of the 4 I tried from this brewpub.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of peterjk
2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Nice dark yellow / light amber color. White head fades quickly.

S: Cold the beer smells of citrus hops and peach sweetness. As it warms up you get earth hops and apricot sweetnes.

T: Disappointing after the nice aromatics. Mild peach sweetness up front is almost immediately wiped out by a heavy hops bitterness that persists through the finish.

M: Small bubble carbonation up front a little thin on the finish.

D: Nice aromatics are fudged by an unbalanced palette, the hops are too aggressive for the level of malt sweetness.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jmbranum
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An American pale ale that is pretty typical of the style except that it has an exception abundance of floral hop aroma without an overpowering bitter hop taste (it reminds of Bridgeport Brewery's Hop Harvest Ale)

Pale straw color with decent head retention.

One of my favorite of Fredericksburg's beers.

(According to the menu, this beer is 5.8 ABV.)

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a light orange with good clarity. A small white head that leaves nothing behind.

Smell: crystal and Munich Malta. Citrusy and floral hops

Taste: starts off with a strong German malt base that interacts with weak citrusy and floral hops. Tastes watery.

Mouthfeel: pretty light and unremarkable.

Overall: I like the idea and effort but it comes of unbalanced and a bit off

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Photo of charlzm
2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed May 14th, 2012 at the brewery. 5.8% ABV according to menu.

Beer is a clear urine yellow with very, very nice sheeting from the off-white head.

No discernible aroma.

Very smooth flavor, what there is of it. A thin Munich/crystal malt flavor up front is very subtle. Floral hops finish things up with almost no bitterness. Weak flavor but not flawed.

Unremarkable mouthfeel.

Not much going on here, but probably a fine beer for a hot Texas Sunday. If you can drink on Sunday there. Damned blue laws...

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ranger7
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jribeiro025
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

An easy to drink pale ale. Nothing separating it from the crowd

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Photo of lonestar1836
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: slightly cloudy golden amber with foamy white head that sticks around for a little while and a moderate amount of lacing

S: bright bready toasty malts with crisp citrusy hopps aroma

T: toasty bready malts and citrusy slightly fruity hopps flavors

M: a little watery with moderate carbonation

D: i love this place and they have pretty good beers and food, this beer definately goes down easy

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Photo of NeverSettle
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 12/6/2008 (Tap @ the brewery):

Pours a copper clear color body, very light in appearance. Has a small frothy white head. A hoppy aroma, grapefruity, nice aroma. Hoppy taste, some grapefruit. Watery palate. Somewhat bitter aftertaste. Some carbonation. A light flavor, but not much is there.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Peacepipe Pale Ale from Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
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