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RATINGS: 1067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On tap. A clear gold color with a white head that stays around and a bit of lacing. Pleasant hoppy aroma with some lemon zest. The flavor is mostly hops with a bit of the lemon and a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (747) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Gold pour. Inch head that recedes to a quarter inch and lasts for at least fifteen minutes. Aroma is of floral hops and sweet malts. Taste is bready, floral, and a little hoppy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Cask at iTap Soulard served in a pint glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a finger of uneven eggshell head and lace. Aroma of fresh herbal hops, citrus, sweet malts, and a bit of pine. Flavor of herbal hops, sweet and pale malts, straw, pine, grains, and crackers. Light body with soft carbonation and a dry, quick mouthfeel. Finishes fast and dry for sure. Nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled 355ml. It pours a clear golden beer with a creamy off white head. Deeply inviting hop accented nose with grapefruit, sweat, vanilla, mango, devonshire cream, caramel, quince, a lot of pine accompanied by some earthy components showing up. Medium bodied. Good head retention. Flawless malt back. Leafy. Beautiful lacework. Lovely bitterness. Perfectly balanced. I love the hop profile. Dry bitter finish which is reminiscent of quince, pine, some earthy hops and whipped cream. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graybabe (11) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured crystal clear and a beautiful pale golden hue. Had a great head with lots of stability. Aroma - A very nice piny hop aroma. Had a very crisp and clean taste with a balanced flavor of hops and malt. Had a medium body with average carbonation. Finished strong and short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. [thanks Søren]
. Clear golden with a lovely, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has peach, grass, soapy citrus, crisp pilsner malts. Medium, light prickly carbonation, fine dry and light creamy palate. Flavour has good citrus, grass, piney, light strawberry. Quite crisp. Good hops flavour. Only soft bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Sample. Rating #423. Clear golden pour with a creamy white head. Nice hop aroma, a little soft and piney, very nice. Light hop flavor, very easy on the pallet and a nice drinker. (2023)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
sample from bottle on 11/16/11. golden pour with a small white head. floral / herbal hop nose with bread notes. medium body with an herbal bitterness, sweet caramel and bread notes. dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Bright straw, a little cloudy, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Very soft hop aroma, smidgen of citrus.   A little muted on the tongue, in otherwords its very light on hop flavor.   Has a bit of biscuitiness to it.   Somewhat reminds me of an English Pale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Backside leaves a bit to be desired.   Finishes too quick, and falls off the tongue very quickly.   I thought this one would be the opposite, but its not.   Decent little beer, if a little underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Golden yellow, white cover. Aroma is spicy, piney hops, some crackery malt, but little malt character. Taste is the same, nice West Coast hop juice, light bodied.

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