callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Light golden-copper with a moderate off-white head. Quickly recedes but leaves behind some lacing.
S: Citric hops dominate the aroma profile. Pleasant and subdued.
T: More of the same... but amped up... Very nice, slightly bitter APA... good malt base adding some caramel and bread complexity.
M: Light-medium body. Resinous. Good carbonation.
O: Greatly enjoyed this brew... not quite like the Pale Ale’s out here on the east coast. Refreshing and enjoyable.
dpetrick (4) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is floral/citrus hops. Color is golden/semi-transparent. Pale 31 is mildly/medium sweet which I personally prefer. The hops provide just the right amount of bitter to make this beer well balanced. Not a ton of carbonation or bitterness therefore smooth easy drinking. Overall a well built pale ale
alesales (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hands down my favorite pale ale. The Aroma is awesomely floral with pine and citrus. Appearance is nice and golden with slight white head retention and moderate lacing. The taste is sweet malt at first then transitions to a nice, bitter, piney hop. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a fantastic pale ale, nice flora hop aroma, with IPA like hop taste, but with only 4.8% abv. Very sessionable!
munzerman (9) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle beer that I put in a tulip glass. Dark straw in color with a fluffy white head that shrunk slowly. BIG grapefruit and orange nose accompanied by piney hop aromas. pleasing cracker and bread flavors from the malt are reminiscent of a pilsner. Medium body and carbonation. Bold flavors for what I consider a very easy drinking beer. I want to try using this in a beer mimosa sometime soon...
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Firestone Walker Pale 31 sets the standard for American pale ales. The aroma has a sweet floral start and ends with grassy almost piney. The appearance is intense orange with hints of amber towards the rim of the glass. The taste starts with a sweet malt and finishes with a light bitter. This ale walks the line between an ipa and pale, it has the hop finish of an ipa but the subtle malt balance of a pale ale!
stevemeister1 (2) - - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle in a 6 oz tasting glass. White head quickly disappears. Easy drinking with a light, crisp flavor. Noticeable hops but not overly bitter. Enjoyable.
wmaline (5) - - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle pour into a DFH glass-
Very strong floral and citrus aroma.
Clear golden amber color. Initial frothy bone white head dissipates quickly.
Taste of sweet citrus and piney hops.
Lively carbonation, long and flavorful finish.
Overall, easy to see why this is a 2011 GABF gold medal winner
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has light citrus, hints of grass, and some earthy malt notes. Flavor has mild caramel and earthy malts with mild citrus and spicy hops...very subdued. Mouthfeel is light...almost watery and the finish is earth with tea notes.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale yellow with a white head nice retention nice lacing... Big big fruity pebble aroma lots of peach and mango... Kinda malty mildly sweet though the fruity notes are present a light element of toast... Light to medium light body.. Kinda slick with a fairly dry finish... Decent probably an awesome summer beer in San Diego...
BeerMAN314 (5) - loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Awesome bottle! One of the best pales I have ever had. Very smooth yet you know its a pale. Highly recommended