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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2091) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12oz bottle from the "Beer Shoppe". Pours a clear golden orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, and pine. Taste mimics the nose. Decent, but nothing special here. Your run of the mill pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours clear gold with a finger of white head. Aroma is grassy, floral and a little fruity. Taste is similar with a sharp bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - JUN 29, 2014
This was a very solid beer loads of citrus and floral notes on the nose which are balanced well by the malty backbone which shines through at the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (500) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Świetny aromat chmielowy, cytryna, grejpfrut, winogrona, bardzo czysty i zachęcający. W smaku wytrawne, z wyraźną goryczką w stylu amarillo (pestka grepfruta), za którą nie przepadam, ale tu była ok. Finisz za to lekko męczący trawiasty. Niemniej jednak nie przegięte, orzeźwiające, idealne na plaże itd. No i dla hopheadów...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chopper925 (146) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Golden yellow with a foamy white head. Aromas of citrus, peach, ginger, great. Dry taste, pleasent bitterness. Decent malty hoppy bitterness. Great pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schnabelhund (69) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2014
Pours golden with medium-lived off-white head. The nose reveals notes of citrus, mango, apricot, berry; overall bright fruity notes combined with light earthiness reminiscent of noble hops and a hint of pine and caramel. The flavor is not as big as could be expected from the nose; it even feels a little watery but still fitting for a regular pale ale. The bittnerness on mid-palate is moderate and the finish doesn’t reveal much of a heat from the alcohol. The aroma of piny resin is a little bit more obvious upon taking a sip than it was initially on the nose. The carbonation might be slightly above average, but not enough to be in the flavors’ way by any means. A very nice one; I’ll have another right away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle bb12/2014, ransomed on a hot cycling day from the only chilled OetkerFactum treasury@Stadelbauer Getränke. "No. 622". Drinks very clean, lean and almost as Kölsch-like as its dryhopped Braufactum Colonia neighbour in the fridge: somehow Centennal and Chinook enhance this cold & crisp palate feel, sanding the appealing fruitiness off Cascade and Fuggle for a more straightforward bitterness. Impossible to tell 4 malts have been used: thininish and sessionable at below 5%, only not at this imported ransom price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZeroDome (7) - GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
BBD: 04.15; Little floral, citrus aroma. Pale-Golden color, very clear. Small head but lasting till glass is empty. Not very bitter, light malty body, good drinkability. Nice beer but not superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (179) - HONG KONG - JUN 13, 2014
Draught from the Bottle Shop stall at PMQ. Crystal clear honey amber pour. Smells of malt and wet grassy hop, maybe a bit of rubber. Tastes of hop and slight corn (?). Nice oily body. Definitely not bad for a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (236) - HONG KONG - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop at PMQ. Light golden pour. Light hoppy aroma with bready malts. Mild hops bitterness with sweet malty backbone. Not terribly interesting but easy drinking pale ale.

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