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RATINGS: 985   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Pours a crystal clear pale yellow, with generous amounts of pure white foamy head on top that laces averagely. Smells of hops, lemon citrus and zest, with not much malt behind it. Taste is very light, and not too strong. Has a nice zesty hop/malt blend to it, with nothing really overpowering, but at the same time nothing really sticking out either. I’m kind of disappointed at how lightly flavored this beer is, but in terms of drinkability it is really as good as it gets, since the abv is low as well. Mouthfeel is straight up thin - again, disappointing after having some other excellent APAs in the last couple days. Great session beer, a bit underwhelming compared to some of firestone walker’s other offerings though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Cask at mission dolores. Pours a light brown color with a thick white bubbly head. Smells of some citrus, grass and soap. Tastes is crisp and orange zerztish. Hops are not overpowering. Very drinkable, but nothing special going on here

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
bottle courtesy of Norcalgrowler. Pours a deep gold with a thin white head that lingers leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is strong, but not overpowering citrusy hops with a hint of oak. Flavor is hoppy, but smooth - letting the malt come through with a little oak character. Liked this a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8434) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2011
bottle from Braufactum. Clear golden colour, mid-sized white head. Aroma of mango. Light-bodied, yet with a pleasant malty base. Shy hop flavours, fruit (tropical fruit, mango perhaps). Smooth palate. A very well balanced beer with a nice fruity accent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - 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 (1161) - 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 (1018) - 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 (2447) - 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


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