Falmouth American Pale Ale | Blue & Gray Brewing Co.

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46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
blueandgraybrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 10-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of briancathy
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave1999
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSanger
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Had from the brewery. Pint glass. A little thicker than it had to be but drinkable.

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Photo of julielynndubee
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drifter1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of squack
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of joegard
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of cbradio
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Kevin_Siqveland
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

A pale ale named for the place where Union commanders headquartered themselves during the battles of Chancellorsville and (unsurprising here) Fredericksburg. Gotta love beer and brewers, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild pine sap, grapefruit zest, a twinge of orange zest, and a solid backbone of light toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with a nice balance existing between the hops and the toffee, though the hops are what linger in the end. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice little pale ale, nothing special, but a balanced entry in the style's catalog.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at B&G

Nice standard APA. Clearish amber pour with a small white head that receded to a ringlet and left spotty lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of pine and citrus hops, sweet bready malts in the background. More of the same in the taste, citrusy hops, pine, a decent drying bitterness, balanced with a sweet malty base. No surprises here. Light-medium body, easily drinkable. Good for the style, even if it's been done thousands of times before.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of welldigger888
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the second half of a 22 oz bomber, nice honey colored hue with a nice white head that laces well down glass.

A very nice blast of citrusy american hops that blend nicely with some grainy malt presence. The hops are the show though.

Very smooth bitterness that give way to a smooth and tastey malty breadiness. Rounded out by a lovely hop citrus that plays it's self up.

Nice and dry finish with a medium body.

Great beer! Next time I visit VA I will be bringing more of this back with me FO SHO!!!

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Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mpyle
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden color, good clarity. Coarse bubbles to the carbonation, but pours a rocky head that is a mix of coarse and fine bubbles, and has good retention.

Gentle American hop aroma with some pine. Otherwise quite clean. Minimal malt aroma.

A brief hint of malty sweetness before a wave of piney hop flavors and some stern hop bitterness kicks in by midmouth. Finish is sharply bitter, with an earthy character to the bitterness. Has the hop character of an IPA, but without the malt backbone to support it.

Medium body and carbonation. No warming. Hop bitterness is very drying on the tongue - borderline astringent and unpleasant.

Always good to see another serious beer from a VA brewer. Well made, and highly drinkable for the hopheads. And there is something about the bitterness that demands another sip.

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Photo of Chaney
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though I can usually find this on shelves pretty easily in my area, I bought this one from the brewery, simply because... that's the way I roll.

I poured this into a Stone Brewing Co. pint glass.

Made with fresh hops grown in and around Fredericksburg.

A: Mildly cloudy (actually, the cloudiest beer I've ever had from them), golden in color, and with a slight 1/4 finger head that stayed at least a slight snow dusting.

S: Not too potent, so obviously not dry hopped, but I did manage to summon up a few puffs of clean cotton, mild citrus, and some malt.

T: Fresh citrusy taste which was targeted right down the middle. Crisp, yeasty, and nothing artificial or transparent about it. The slight bitterness on the front, middle, and back was just what the doctor ordered.

M: The sugar content was confined to that of the organic fruit variety, the lacing was non-existent, and the alcohol content (whatever it is?) was next to nothing.

O: Honestly, this was one of the best PAs that I've had in a while.

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Falmouth American Pale Ale from Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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