Fairhope Fiftyone is an American Pale Ale, 5.8% ABV. Bottled 08/19/15, opened 01/10/16. Thanks for the bottle Raymond!
A mildly aggressive pour created a giant head taking up half of my shaker pint. When things finally settle down a dense light tan head sits on top of dull golden ale suffering from some chill haze. The aroma is fairly nice, getting some sweet grain and mild bit of citrus. Sweet caramel starts the taste, followed by hints of grapefruit and orange. The finish is dry and earthy and has an unfortunately intense bitterness that gets more powerful in the aftertaste.
This bottle might be suffering from a touch of age related defects, but there is enough here to make me try a fresher batch sometime in the future.