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RATINGS: 892   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 Californiaóthe 31st to be named in fact. Beer may not be associated with terroir the way wine is, but we believe that where weíre 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a deep gold with a filmy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with elderflower and caramal. The palate is a bit soapy, the malt is caramal flavoured with some citrus from the hops. The finish has some moderate bitterness, but also a touch tangy. While at first I thought it was just "nice", it really grew on me.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2009
Big hop aroma, hint of honey at back. Bright orange in colour with thick firm white head, Soapy flavour, which is a shame

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2009
On tap at Papago. Pours a golden with an off-white head. Smells mildly of citrus and hops. Tastes just as mild with added notes of caramel and cream. Fair, at best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Very good. Comparable to Sierra Nevada in quality but lighter and sweeter. Creamy and good all around. Grassy finish. I donít think that I would crave this beer later on.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
Draught @ Pismo Beach. Average light beige head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Amber color. Aroma of grapefruit, pine like, citrus, fruit, mild caramel and light toasted malty notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweetness. Lingering bitter dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Yellowish-orange in color with a creamy white head. Clean hop aroma of grass, grapefruit, and citrus. Clean, satisfying hop flavor. Nothing surprising given the aroma. Itís a pale ale so thereís nothing to get too excited about here, but at 4.8%, and for what it is you really canít go wrong. One of the best pale ales around in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2010 Pours a hazy light amber with a decent head. Citrus hops, honey, and cereal grains in the aroma - nice and mild, but intriguing. Malts are more prevalent in the flavor, with a nice, refreshing hop backbone. Nothing too fantastic, but itís a nice, entirely satisfying pale. Re-rate: Pale orange. Jane says itís lovely. Packed with hops for a pale - it moves into malts, but up front, itís all piney hops. Balances like a seesaw in motion - first one thing, then another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2011 Pale gold, strong vibrant head. Pale malt, hoppy aromatics. Pale malt forward, earthy hops, so forward with the bready malt, finishes dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a finger-width, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma of light and crisp hops with a subtle earthiness along wth a balancing sweet caramel. Flavor is similar and light bodied with a bit of a spicy finish. Crisp and earthy with a nice, lingering finish. Like an IPA in a pale ale body. Overall, a fairly simple pale ale that went down very easily. Decent amount of taste and an enjoyable six pack.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (794) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle at TJís. Poured hazy gold. Extremely smooth and light, crisp citrus hoppiness. More characteristic of an extra pale ale. Was expecting a little bit more from these guys but this one is very sessionable at least.


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