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RATINGS: 941   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Medium orange color. Very clear. Snow white head with less-than-average retention. 3.0 S: Some citrus and some hop aroma, but mainly not much of anything. 3.5 T: Pretty good. Nice hop profile and great balance between hops and malts. Still, nothing spectacular. Citrus with a pleasant hop bitterness. 3.5 M: Smooth, a little undercarbonation. Medium body. 3.5 D: Good drinkability in that it’s very smooth, but simply too boring. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-11-2009 18:42:56

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Tap at Pap. Golden color pour with an off white head. The aroma is earthy hops mixed with caramel, pale malt, orange. The flavor is much the same. Light bitter hops and sweetish malt. Good all around, but nothing really stands out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Slightly cloudy yellow in color. Basic pine spruce aroma. Light flavor of crusty bread with some bitter citrus mixed in. Overall, it’s solid but not too exciting as evidenced by my short rating notes...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bright clear golden yellow color. Pale off white head. Nice hop and wet grass and pine nose. Very clean crisp hop taste. Yum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2010
12 fl. oz at a tasting session, Brau Beviale, Nuremberg.
Golden body with a small lacing white head. Moderated hoppy-floral aroma with citrusses, some malt. Medium bodied beer with a mild hoppy aroma on a light malty base. Easy drinkable pale ale with a nice fruity palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Firestone pale 31. Draft at Haven, orange, ca... Pours a mostly trans orange cidery brown with a medium fluffy white head ... Crisp citrus hop profile, not too assertive... Flavors are citrusy hopped focus with a semi-dry finish. Lighter bodied but understandable given the abv. 7/4/7/3/14

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Pours clear and golden, average head and lace for a PA. Citrus nose with a hint of malt. Fresh taste with a little sweet up front and some hop on the finish. Some chalk on the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
A: Pours a deep gold with a nice wheat head. S: Plenty of hops for the style with some mild sweetness. T: Slightly sweet malt with some citrus/grapefruit hops. M: Medium bodied and well-carbonated. D: Quite good in this department. A nice, low abv beer with plenty of hops--my definition of great session-style drinkability. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-01-2009

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 1) 12oz bottle. Brilliant orange-gold with a spotted white sheet of foam. Tinned peaches and honey aroma with a soggy biscuit backdrop. Tang of marmalade hop upfront ending cleanly with a crisp bitterness and dunked biscuit, wafery, orange cream aftertaste. Straightforward tasty stuff, and a fine brew to kick the weekend off with...but (there’s almost always a but), the hopping is watery and peachy sweet compared to the pale ales of equivalent strength being brewed on the other side of the pond... 2) Tap@Hopmonk Somoma, CA, 14/08/12 (as "Hopmonk Tavern Ale".) Proper pint. Frosted gold draped thinly. Bostin rubbed hop merging into peach, honey and lemon aroma. Peach iced tea taste. Alright. 736313.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Light head, great lacing. Aroma and taste of pine and resin with a perfect caramel malt backbone. Medium carbonation and a slight, short-lasting bitterness. Not as well balanced as the Union Jack, but highly sessionable.


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