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FiftyOne Pale Ale | Fairhope Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Fairhope Brewing Company
Alabama, United States

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

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Photo of tbryan5
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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 NeroFiddled
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairhope Brewing Co. "Fiftyone Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a very hazy golden-amber-orange body beneath a finger thick plus head of frothy off-white that holds quite well, dropping to a rocky cap but maintaining itself. I'm almost hesitant to continue for want to see what it does. I'm guessing, like their IPA, it'll hold up nicely and then leave some very good lacing behind. Of course the haze is a drawback but these days haze is accepted so we'll see where I rate it in the end. The aroma is clean, seemingly fresh, floral, lightly citrusy, and a touch yeasty. There's some golden malt in there as well. The yeast is a little bit of a drawback but it's OK, and I'd have preferred more hops but I didn't brew it so I have to accept it as is and note that it's still within style guidelines, particularly on the English side of things. The flavor follows. There's a touch of spiciness added in, probably from hops, but perhaps from alcohol as well although it doesn't seem that strong - ah, yes, the label reads 5.8% abv. So, it's lightly American, but also a bit English as well. A stiff bitterness backs it and it finishes dry but with a light touch of malt lingering as well. I'd call it medium bodied and crisp, and looking back the lacing isn't as good as I thought it might be but it's OK, much better than average. Overall it's a decent, well balanced and rounded basic IPA that's fairly drinkable.

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Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a bright golden orange color with a giant white head. The aroma is mild hops. The taste is mild citrus and piney hops.

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Photo of rworkman
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Amb3do
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
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 +13.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fairhope 51 has a thick, spongy, yellow-white head of foam, a hazy, yellow-orange appearance, with lazy bubbles, lots of gray yeast chunks, throughout, and moderate glass lacing. Aroma is of sweet white bread, bread crust, and oranges. Taste is the same, with orange marmalade and robust, yet, not harsh, bitterness. There is a dirty or earthy aspect to this ale. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Fairhope 51 finishes mostly dry.


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Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GaPeach
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GregJ
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Photo of fatkahuna29
5/5  rDev +33.7%

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Photo of T_Hass
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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FiftyOne Pale Ale from Fairhope Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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