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RATINGS: 859   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle shared by robert at SL. Drank on April 20th. Light golden yellow color. Ok head. Light aroma of hops... Taste wise this is the best pale ale I have ever tasted... Nice hoppy taste. If some one told me this was an IPA I would of believed them. It had a nice hop bite to it. Light in texture. Really easy to drink. Great beer, that could be drank any where at any time. ****update**** picked up a sixer for my self. This beer is the sh!t... Looks like your typical crappy macro.... but really great taste for a pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a half finger white head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is malt and floral hops. The taste is earthy hops, malt and light citrus in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Decent APA.
Earlier Rating: 2/13/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle. Pours a clear medium gold with a 2 finger white head and ok lacing. The nose is malt and light pine hops. The taste is caramel malt and mild citrus. Medium body – not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
5/3/09 From 22oz bottle. Aroma has amazing complexity, with an initial pairing of pils-like sourness and caramel, with a background of roasty earthy bittering and flora comprised of true orange and grapefruit. Appearance is clear gold with a well maintained, chunky white head. Flavor is sweet malt forward, with low roast and caramel notes. Bittering is moderate with blends of citrus and low earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carb texture and lingering sweet finish. Overall, an extremely easy drinking pale ale with substantial sweetness that serves only to clean the palate rather than overwhelm it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009
Tasted 01/05/2009. 12oz bottle from Beerstore. Big malt-driven APA. Hop flavour and bitterness are good but the malt is just a little too rich to make me want to order six more.A little dark malt to add a dry finish and a redder hue and this would make a kick ass amber...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Bottle... Poured clear orange with a thick, white head. Aroma was floral and hoppy. When fresh, so much hop aroma you have to double check this isn’t an I{A. Palate was smooth and silky with a strong burst of hops. Sweet candy flavors and citrus fruits with \a refreshing hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2009
A good solid pale ale. Delicious citrus fresh hop aroma. Refreshing, and a good quaffer, though a little oily in the mouth. Initial impression is that it could use more carbonation, though sitting on the tongue it’s quite prickly. Strange. Anyway, I could drink a lot of these. Nice one Firestone Walker!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2009
Aroma: Citrus, orange, floral
Appearance: Clear, yellow, slightly pale
Flavor: Hoppy, smooth, enjoyable flavor
Palate: Nice body, decent mouthfeel
Overall Impression: Solid pale ale, with some smooth, citrusy, lite, floral flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronzan (126) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
Not much bite to it; a pale ale that would go well on a warm evening. Nothing special, but certainly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours translucent light amber to orange, with thin white head. Nose is suggesting orange candy to me, with some ripe fresh orange juicy notes - both natural citrus and candied orange. Palate has a nice balance of malt with hops, but it is rather light bodied and weak in flavor. Finish is light as well. Decent drinkability but nothing to be excited about.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2139) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
12 oz bottle from Beverages4less. pours a translucent 18k gold color with a medium white head that has good lacing. The The aroma is light with sweet malts and some citrus. The flavor has a crisp biter hop first impression that gives way to sweet bready malts. The finish is short and dry with a bit of dust. The mouthfeel is full and malty. Overall: A very sessionable ale.


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