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RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Pale 31 is an ode to our home state of California—the 31st to be named in fact. Beer may not be associated with terroir the way wine is, but we believe that where we’re from impacts how our beers taste. This California Style Pale Ale represents the bold yet approachable spirit that embodies our state. A crisp floral hop aroma precedes a medium-body and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottled March 18, 2015.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Clear golden and sparkling body, dense off-white head that has great retention.
Aroma: Mild aroma hinting at some bitterness, a bit floral with caramel notes, maybe some DMS, which would be surprising for FW.
Taste: Crisp and floral with a mild malt sweetness, some caramel noted.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, crisp carbonation.
Overall: Crisp pale ale, but a tad sweet and maybe some DMS. The worst beer I’ve had from FW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1541) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
Couleur jaune dorée, très légère mousse. Fort nez houblonné pin et résineux avec note agrumes. Gout fruité (jaunes et tropicaux) , feuille de thé vert, et agrumes avec bonne amertume resineuse et zeste d’agrumes. Bon corps. Fin assez longue amère. Moins intense au gout qu’au nez, mais super bien balancée entre l’amer et le fruité, sans être dans l’excès d’amertume. Bonne a faire gouter aux experts, amateurs et débutants du style. Superbe!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crdunn (7) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Out of bottle. Better than average pale ale. Good hop aroma, citrus and pine with a decent malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (220) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Taster at Birch and Barley, Washington, DC. Pours clear amber with a white head. Nose is floral hops and citrus. Flavour is crisp hops, citrus, orange zest, and mild malts. Solid pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nmcnair (15) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a mildly sparkling amber with an average fizzy white head. Strong aroma of floral hops. Taste is a not as hoppy-- lacking. Still enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours clean golden colour with a white head. Aroma of Amercian, citrus hops, unfortunately not very strong, probably beer was not very fresh. Taste quite dry, little maltiness, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
12oz bottle from Spirits Fischer Blvd. Poured a clear straw yellow with lots of rising effervescence and a smaller foamy bright white head. Aroma/flavor of tangerines, grassy hops, straw and citrus rind. Medium body with stronger carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Decent but not life changing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yiannnos (1028) - , CYPRUS - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Golden colour. Citrus, tropical fruit hop aroma and flavour, light body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
On tap at source. Northwest hop aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor if mild malts and slight fruity esters finished out by hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (137) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2015
Golden body with fluffy white head. Fresh citrus, floral nose with some pine. Taste is hoppy, floral notes combined with malty sweetness. Some grain flavor comes through as well. Moderate bitters with nice peppery finish.

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