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RATINGS: 968   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 Not too bad at all, but I was a little let down by this one. This is definitely on the lighter side of the pale ale category. Almost looks like a pilsner. Nice floral aromas on the nose, not much malt presence. A little bit of malt greets you up front with a very pronounced floral hop finish. Guess I just like my pale ales to have a little more oomph. Was something missing in the flavor for me on this one. A decent session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2033) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Crushed with TheRon. Golden pour with a thin, sticky head. Nice floral, hoppy aroma. Very hoppy flavor, but balanced as hell, with biscuity malt in the finish. A fantastic pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
A: The pour is a hazed golden orange color with a sticky white head and nice lacing. S: Smells a bit sweet, but there’s plenty of citrus and even a few tropical fruit notes. Mild grass with a nice pine note to it as well as a light floral scent. Some bready malt gives a little body. T: Like the nose, it’s a bit sweet, but it works fine for a pale ale. Lots of citrus hops (especially orange and tangerine, a little less grapefruit). Some pine bitterness as well as a little bit of floral character. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: I really like this beer, a solid pale ale that I know will pretty much always be good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2011
Hazy darker yellow coloured ber with almost no carbonation and a very short white head. Fruity (oranges) light hoppy hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter sweet fruity hinted. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Poured golden with a sweet malty aroma. First taste noticed a light, yet crisp carbonation. Overall went down smooth and very refreshing. Sweet taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Had less than a ¼-inch of head. Color was a lighter orange/gold combination. Slight lacing left after pour. Very slight film throughout the glass. Smelled plenty of strong flavors. First smell is citrus, mainly lemon and orange. Some pine in there, too. Smells crisp and fresh. Tasted like a combination of citrus and pine needles. Followed with some grapefruit and orange peels. More hoppy than I thought it would be, but overall a pretty good balance. Good mouthfeel. Refreshing throughout and never lost its taste. Crisp and refreshing. All the flavors work together well. Higher on the carbonation. Have always loved this beer. Despite finally rating it, I hardly think it changed from my first sip a few years ago. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Gold pour. Nice hops up front in the nose! Some unripe stone fruit hidden in the background and light cereal notes. Flavor is a nice mix of caramel malt flavors and hops. FW makes damn good stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a snifter. Pours clear straw-golden with a small, white head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant, leaving a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of pine, flowers, lemon and grass, along with a moderate amount of grain. The flavour starts out slightly sweet, but soon becomes moderately bitter. The finish is average in duration with a moderate spicy, peppery finish. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice pale ale with a generous, hoppy nose. Served very fresh at the brewery, and well worth another try. 2011-06-08

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9167) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle: Golden, small and stable off-white foamy layer, moderate to solid grapefruity-herbal hoppy nose with a slight bready background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not too dry; grapefruits and pale malt in the lingering dryish bitter finish. A good one......

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
On tap a friend’s wedding in Paso Robles. Pours a nice golden with a fluffy white head. Very nice hop aromas, and a delicious bitterness coupled with a sweet malty character. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Great way to enjoy a beautiful wedding!


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