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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Really quality pale ale. Drinks really nicely. Palate is smooth. Hops are mild and malts are crisp and smooth. Nice pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On draft. I was told this was an IPA by the incompetent server, so will try to adjust my rating accordingly. Initially I was thinking this was one weak effort. But given the PA category, it’s OK, decent, but still far too bland for my tastes. Pours light amber with some floral hop aroma, but rather subtle. Crisp finish with some carbonation. A light, I suppose, refreshing but overall bland and boring pale ale in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle. Poured into my favorite DFH tulip glass a clear golden orange color with a 1 finger white head that quickly settles to form a white coaster on top of the beer. Slight floral and a dose of mild citrus greats the nostrils upon the first whiff, rather nice, mild breadiness as well. The flavor is nice with a soft sweetness and light bitterness from the hop additions. Medium mouthfeel. Some watered down mandarin orange type flavors. Overall, a nice, easy drinking beer with some full flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
Medium head carbonation same clear light amber pour aroma toffee fruity nutty earthyness flavour hint of floral yeast caramel light tartness toffee medium mild bitter fruity hops smooth finish toffee yeast fruity hops bitter some mild lasting effect so so ale uneven like tastes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Is everything these guys make good? This sure is. All the typical pale ale characteristics except they are all amplified a notch or two higher. Nice aroma, the flavor is crisp and clean, great dry refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, seemingly amarillo hops, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, toffee malts, and a grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phillya1 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2011 does not count
Good version of a pale ale, with a clean orange appearance and average hops aroma. I occasionally buy this when it is on sale for 6.99 per six pack and am usually happy with the purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
Better looking in the glass than the Double barrel ( to me), golden body with decent head. Pleasant hop aroma, good first impression in the taste but then had not a lot of depth, drank ok just hoping for a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - APR 26, 2011
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity notes of grapefruit, mango and flowery, slightly piney hops. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery with a rather soft carbonation. Mildly (cara-)malty taste with a fruity and slightly piney hops character, accompanied by subtle nutty spots; quite dry and delicately bitter finish with fruity and slightly flowery hoppy notes. A pleasant session beer. 24.IV.11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Brown, light fruit, tea, hoppy, light bitterness, pretty straightforward, easy drinking.

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