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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Copper color. Delicate hop aroma with mango, apricot and orange. Tropical fruity hop flavor with medium bitterness and biscuity maltiness in the background. Dryish and light bodied. Clean, smooth and easygoing pale ale, could have more bitterness for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Draft @ Yardhouse. Aroma has biscuit, some light floral, but pretty light. Taste is a pleasant fruity hop profile with the bready malts showing up in the middle and taking over. Finish is slightly bitter, a little watery. Decent quaffer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
12 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is light, lemony, and orangey citrus with hops. A little floral, too with some light biscuits. Transparent dark golden body with a pretty frothy off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Starts with a fairly aggressive hoppy flavor that is more herbal than anything else. There are some tannins present in the middle. More malty, biscuit flavors also present in the middle before there is a long grapefruit hop bitterness to finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a moderate linen white head that lingered through the first quarter of the glass and left a film on the glass along with a collection of tiny pinpricks. Pleasant aroma that is predominantly grapefruit and orange with a few notes of grainy malt. The flavor is bready malt along with grapefruit. The breadiness of the malt lingers on the palate longer than the grapefruit hops bitterness at the finish. No problems here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2009
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 19 Oct 2009) Golden colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with peaches, citrus, grainy malt and fresh hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of grainy malt, apricots, citrus and fresh hops in a fairly short finish. Thin body, mainly dry. Hardly exciting but the fresh hop character and the crisp malt makes it quite refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bomber served in an English pint. Pale yellow-orange color, a touch hazy, and a fluffy white head that disappears quickly. Sweet candy aroma of toffee and pound cake. Mild carbonation, light body. Crisp brew, yet plenty of hops. Mildly bitter finish. Nice APA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours a deep gold with a hint of haze. Nose is cut grass, orange zest, honey. Taste is hefty on the malt backbone, rather sweet for a pale ale, nice hop bitterness to combat the sweetness, herbal hop flavors, finishes with a hint of toffee and bitter floral taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12451) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Bottled@Oliver Twist
Clear orange-amber color, small white head. Very citrus-juicy aroma, also some bread. Citrusy, pale malty flavor. Balanced and sweetish pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pretty nice aroma of grain, oranges, and rose hips. Clear amber, thin head, some lacing. Rose hip flavor, with a slight maltiness. A bit of grapefuit peel in the finish. Uncomplex, sessionable. Nicely done and keeps well. Underrated and a good find.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2009
12oz bottle. clear murky yellow pour with a thin white head. muted citrus hop aroma. light to medium tingly texture is the first thing I notice. taste is sharp grapefruit and grass with a subtle bitter finish that lasts. kind of a smack in the face - but in a good way I think.


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