FiftyOne Pale Ale | Fairhope Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fairhope Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
fairhopebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Fairhope No. 51

Fairhope No. 51 is a classic American pale ale, brewed with a combination of American-made Falconer's Flight hops and German hops. Named for being the 51st recipe entry into head brewer Dan's beer notebook, this pale ale is packed with hop flavor but not overly bitter. Though this crisp, flavorful beer was 51 in Dan's notebook, we expect it to be your top choice for a pale along the Eastern Shore.

Added by GPHarris on 04-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by GPHarris:

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Photo of tbryan5
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a beautiful golden orange with a one finger white head.

S- Biscuity malt and pine.

T- More pine than on the nose. Balanced malt backbone.

M- Medium to high carbonation. Slightly dry.

D- Super sessionable. Perfect for relaxing on the beach.

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Photo of rworkman
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I spent the afternoon at the beautiful beach of Gulf Shores, AL, and now trying some local beers. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus hops, some pine. Taste is piney, malts, light citrus, some bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of DarkHorse02GT
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GregJ
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I may b**ch & complain at times, but one of the great things about living in PA with our arcane alcohol laws is that we attract brewers & breweries of every shape & stripe. This short horizontal is one such example.

From the bottle: "Lower Alabama's Craft Brewery".

Both the cap & the label art feature what I believe to be a stork and I appreciate it bringing me not a baby, but beer! I just heard from the brewery - it is a pelican. I Pop!ped the cap & began a very gentle pour into the awaiting glass. An in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with moderate retention that left behind some really nice lacing. Color was solidly Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a slightly buttery caramel malt quality underlain by a grassy hoppiness. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste did not really follow the nose, though, with the two aspects being inverted. It was quite hoppy up front and underlain by a butterscotch/toffee/caramel maltiness. The hops were an interesting mélange of flavors, ranging from citrus & pine to tropical fruit & grassiness. I just kind of wish that the hops flavor had been more focused, as opposed to scattershot. Finish was semi-dry, tasty, but when I think of an APA, I think of SNPA and this was not that. I did not dislike this beer, but I was not really impressed by it, either.

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5/5  rDev +34.8%



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Photo of T_Hass
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sorrydog
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkarimi
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale Amber with a frothy white head that hangs around and leaves a trail of lace.

Nice pine, floral, and citrus notes in the nose. It has some nice malt biscuit note as well.

Pine and citrus give a nice bitter hop punch up front. It has a nice slightly chewy malt middle and a dry, bitter herb finish.

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Photo of jonathaniler
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, fresh sweet malt, citrus hops, hint of alcohol, hint of tea, and hop resin. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight pale malt, hop resin, caramel malt, slight tea, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, malt aroma is amazingly fresh, and well balanced body.

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Photo of Mojo
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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FiftyOne Pale Ale from Fairhope Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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