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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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In Falmouth,VA, the fall line of the Rappahannock River, 18th Century Fredericksburg brewers improved on the extra-hoppy India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed in Britain. The IPA was over-hopped in order to survive the long sea journey to India. American colonists used generous amounts of American grain and a modest amount of American hops and created a new beer style, the American Pale Ale (APA).


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Thanks Sierra for the bottle. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing speckling around the glass. The smell had some citrus with a light tangerine. Light caramel malts here and there. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. There was a quick dry citrus aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed okay for the style and for me. Overall, just an okay APA, nice to try but probably wouldnít seek again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a medium sized creamy tan-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with a pineapple presence. The flavor was sweet yet tart with notes of pineapple, cracker, grapefruit, bread and a mild underlying bitterness. Medium length pineapple and grapefruit finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (413) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 24, 2013
Sessionable Pale Ale...decent flavor. Not remarkable, but definitely easy to knock back a few ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1285) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
First: The is a huge difference in quality of this beer between draft (excellent) and bottled (worthless). I donít know what this brewery does, but their beers are way, way, way better on tap. If I had had this in bottle first I would have never tried anything from them again. But on tap it pours a pale reddish/amber, is fresh and crisp on the tongue, and goes down smooth. The aroma is that of fresh hops

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Variegated reddish yellow color, large white head, great lacing. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is very malty. Nice stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to my wife: Poured a cloudy copper color with an off white color head. Aroma is sour citrus. Taste was unexpected malts really thick with a soft sour hop not as bitter as one would think.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours a rich amber, though slightly cloudy, the head was off white and foamy. The nose was typical American Pale Ale, lots of citrus, with an edge of baking bread. Bitterness dominates the taste of the beer, lots of grapefruit, pretty much to the detriment of everything else. Pretty ordinary really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Reviews by Thorpe429: Photo of Thorpe429 Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale Thorpe429Beer Savant in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 3738.32 Beer Karma points ( Alexandria, Virginia ) B+ / 3.9 look: 3.5 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4 drink: 4 rDev: -1.8% On tap at the breweryís 2009 4th of July party. Reviewed from notes. (Yes, I am lame enouh to take notes in such a siultuation...luckily smartphones have made this process more discrete.) Pours amber with a very tiny white head. Nose bits pine and citrus. This is quite hop forward. Taste has some caramel in the background but is mostly just pine and citrus. A bit of bitterness on a medium body. Quite tasty. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-15-2010 22:05:34 -- Report Abuse Edit Your Review Delete Your Review id: 1288489 More User Reviews: Photo of goldbot Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale goldbotDisciple in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 825.82 Beer Karma points ( Arlington, Virginia ) C- / 2.55 look: 4 smell: 2 taste: 2 feel: 3 drink: 2.5 rDev: -55.7% The label claims that nearby 18th century brewers invented the American Pale Ale. The label does not say that this has anything to do with the beer I hold in my hand. Pours a nice bronze color with a slight chill haze. Thin head dissipates kind of quick leaving some wisps along the surface of the beer. The aroma is extremely slight and mostly malty. Grainy with a touch of caramel. Mere hints of citrus hops. Flavor of more pleasant maltiness with more hop character coming through, although it is still not very hoppy at all. Some caramel comes through in the aftertaste. Low to medium body, very little bitterness. Maybe they invented the APA. Maybe they didnít. They certainly didnít perfect it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-22-2011 00:08:27 -- Report Abuse id: 1378548 Photo of danronian Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale danronian ( Fredericksburg, Virginia ) B+ / 3.85 look: 4 smell: 3.5 taste: 4 feel: 3.5 drink: 4 rDev: -3.1% Made a visit to the brewery where they bottle the beer for you. Nice guys and it was nice to taste all of the varieties first, despite I ended up buying one of each and two of this APA. Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. A - Medium amber color, small head which dissipates quickly, small amount of lacing from the bottom of the glass. S - Smells sweeter than most APAs Iíve had other than the special holiday brews. Smells of citrus and caramel. T - Sweet, hoppy, and with the flavors of citrus and pine. Reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Celebration. M - Somewhat more carbonation than Iím used to in an APA. Sweet and smooth to go down with caramel hints at the end. D - Not as heavy as some APAs, between medium and light. Not so filling so itís something that will go down fast. The lasting flavor is hops and pine. Tasty. This is a beer I would categorize as one of my favorite APAs and everyday beers overall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-16-2010 19:54:48 -- Report Abuse id: 1342510 Photo of drabmuh Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale drabmuhBeer Savant in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 4194.27 Beer Karma points ( Hyattsville, Maryland ) B+ / 4 look: 4 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4 drink: 4 rDev: +0.7% On tap at some restaurant. Served in a plastic shaker pint glass. The cloudy white plastic kind. Beer is orange and clearish. Forms a white to yellow head of small bubbles. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass and carbonation is moderate. Strong pine hop aroma, earthy. Clean. Medium body, pretty sweet up front. Mild to moderate carbonation in the mouth, not bright at all. Just plain with some bitterness in the back. The bitterness is the best part, it is a pretty good beer. Think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-03-2010 15:41:24 -- Report Abuse id: 1185625 Photo of chickencoop Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale chickencoopDisciple in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 989.3 Beer Karma points ( Doom Flume Slide 4, Windsor, California ) B+ / 4 look: 4 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4 drink: 4 rDev: +0.7% Nothing wrong with this beer, solid pour, smell, and taste, but just that, just plain stuff. Citrusy notes dominate this, but nothing special. I can imagine this being a solid session beer on tap that I could pound all day, so to that, good stuff, sometimes bottles donít allow some of these smaller brands to shine. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-05-2010 05:35:28 -- Report Abuse id: 1164617 Photo of hopdog Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale hopdogConnoisseur in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 3084.32 Beer Karma points ( Lansdale, Pennsylvania ) B- / 3.4 look: 4 smell: 4 taste: 3 feel: 3 drink: 3 rDev: -16.8% Bottle shared courtesy of weeare138 (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas and tastes of grass, caramel, nutmeg, and some citrus with a light sourness in the aromas. I got a stronger funky sourness in the taste (bottle going ísouthí as some weirdness was going on there). Notes from 9/2/05 Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-16-2008 21:39:10 -- Report Abuse id: 805256 Photo of jdmorgan Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale jdmorganInitiate in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 307.58 Beer Karma points ( Fairfax, Virginia ) B+ / 3.9 look: 3.5 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4 drink: 4 rDev: -1.8% I bought a bomber of this and poured it into my favorite mug. It had an amber color with a one finger creamy white head. The aroma was very faint and some hop aroma and malt was noticed. The taste was pretty balanced with a crisp hop flavor with medium bitterness. Immediately following this was a medium malt body with some slight caramel and fruity flavors present. The aftertaste was pleasant and mellow, making for good leisurely drinking. The consistnecy was medium overall and the carbonation was low/medium. A pretty decent APA with good drinkability potential. If you like the style, this is a clean and crisp beer with good flavor. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-05-2008 02:18:22 -- Report Abuse id: 737645 Photo of jwc215 Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale jwc215Champion of Beer in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 5015 Beer Karma points ( Woodbridge, New Jersey ) B+ / 4 look: 4 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4 drink: 4 rDev: +0.7% Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing back a growler of this from Virginia for me! Pours copper with a thick, foamy white head. Some trailing lace sticks to the glass. The smell is bready/biscuity with bitter, citric hops. The taste is of sweet grain with bready notes and floral and citric hops keeping even with the maltiness. Finishes bittersweet. Medium-bodied, smooth. A nice example of an American pale ale. Enjoyable! Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-01-2008 17:07:27 -- Report Abuse id: 633912 Photo of cichief Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale cichiefZealot of Beer in The Halls of Beerdom w/ 1281.38 Beer Karma points ( Frednecksburg (via Western Pennsylvania), Virginia ) B+ / 3.95 look: 4 smell: 4 taste: 4 feel: 4 drink: 3.5 rDev: -0.5% Purchased a growler from the brewery in Fredericksburg, VA. A- Pours a deep amber with a nice tan head. S- Hoppy, spicy, a slight malty scent as well. T- Very fresh and hoppy. Spicy and well balanced. As the beer warms though it becomes really grassy, maybe the beer could have used another week in the tank. M- Very smooth, smally bubbles, without being gassy. D- A very good beer. If it had matured another week or ten days I believe it would have been better. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 06-17-2007 21:15:29 -- Report Abuse id: 513846 Photo of jp62099 Beer Mail this user about their beer review and beer ratings of Falmouth American Pale Ale jp62099 ( Mount Pleasant, South Carolina ) A- / 4.25 look: 4 smell: 4.5 taste: 4 feel: 4.5 drink: 5 rDev: +6.6% Thanks to my little brother "The Major" for a great party with lots of fresh Blue and Gray brew. I found this one to be the best. This beer pours cloudy golden small head, which is kind of the case with most of B&G brews. This beer is very refreshing, nice floral nose a little fruit. Taste is lighty hoppy with a slight malt back. It was a warm evening and this beer went down way to easy until we ran out, but we had plenty of other B&G stuff, great time. Great beer. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 06-06-2007 00:23:46 -- Report Abuse id: 509338

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Tap. Pours clear copper with an average, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, cereal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, grainy, cereal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours out a moderate amber/copper color with a small creamy head. Aroma is a lot of sweet malts, caramel and light grassy/citrus hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma, sweet malts, some bread and ever present caramel with a light grassy hop note in there that lingers through the finish. Definitely drinkable, little too much towards the malty side for me though.


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