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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
January 26th, 2013 - Firestone Walker’s Pale 31 is everywhere, and probably for good reason. Southern California has taken to the hoppy stuff, and Firestone Walker is the patriotic and local way to drink the bitter brews. This, like so many other APA’s, has a nice, wheat colored body and a loose, mottled head, which quickly sinks and disappears under its own weight. The aroma is sticky with sweetness, and light touches of bubble gum and cotton candy. I also detect a little fresh pear, but just a touch. The taste is similarly sweet at the start, but the sugars are quickly depressed, revealing a slightly blander mid and aftertaste. There’s a generic graininess, like a saison, and a slight sigh of pear in the background, but once that sugary flavor on the front is exhausted, I found little else to savor or appreciate. I much prefer the their IIPA, but recognize that might be flavor inflation impacting my tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (605) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Firestone Walker tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Clear orange-golden color. Fruity and citrusy aroma, a bit stale. Moderate sweet, fruity, floral and malty, slightly sour and soapy, long bitter finish. Not fresh enough, would be happy to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shinskyweiser (35) - - AUG 18, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Pours a light golden orange. Crystal clear with a nice thick head. Smells of orange and melon. Very dank smelling! Love it. Taste of tangy orange, bitter grapefruit, mango dance on the tongue. Light/ medium body with a nice resiny finish. This is as solid as it comes as far as a west coast style Pale Ale is concerned. Hop forward and light to medium body make this the idea pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSAP (499) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Smaak en aroma liggen niet ver uit elkaar. Vol limoen, sinaasappel schil, passievrucht en een zweem kaneel. Geen boem en bam in de mond, maar allemaal prima is balans, verfrissend, zelfs nasmaak is aangenaam bitter. Jammer van dat minimale kraagje op oranje.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (500) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Completely clear yellow. Very clean and light. Easy. Medium carb. Firestone killin it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1431) - - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Taste and aroma are citrusy and clean. Lots of lemon. Crisp mouthfeel. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, honey; refreshing, lightly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at Das Meisterstück Berlin. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy amber body. Apple pear peach aroma. Fruity flavor with a nice amount of hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Expectation: should be good since it’s from Firestone
Motivation: it was free!
Hardware: 12oz bottle from one of the cousins from the barrio (bottled on 6/25/14) into Le Listermann
Nose: caramel citrus
Sip: lemon peel, hay/grass
Taste: mildly bitter
Misc: light to medium body
Conclusion: boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (166) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Citrus/pine aroma. Flavor is citrus with mild bitterness.

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