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RATINGS: 1100   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle from anywhere on the Central Coast. Fresh. Pours a golden yellow/orange. Rad head retention. Aroma is hoppy and fresh grass but that could be because it is a nice winter/spring (no difference in California) day. Taste, sessionable beyond belief. If you have a friend who wants an alternative to BMC, this is it. Maybe too favor forward for them but they will warm up. Overall, nice when I’m mowing the lawn, if I had one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
edpeg (892) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2012
Clear orange light ale from bottle. Aroma fruits, berries, some nuts. Nice foamy head. balanced medium body with crispy carbonation. Medium bitterness. Not too hoppy finish gives a fruity aftertaste could be more fuller and more hoppy. Good ale anyways.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2012
bottle - clear golden beer with a white head with tons of american hops aroma! Very nice! Flavour is malty what is balanced by a decent bitterness. But bitterness is not extreme. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1854) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On draught at a beer dinner at Monk’s Kettle. Crystal clear pale orange with great lacing. nice balance floral aroma and crisp flavor with medium mouthfeel. i love this pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpetrick (4) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012 does not count
The nose is floral/citrus hops. Color is golden/semi-transparent. Pale 31 is mildly/medium sweet which I personally prefer. The hops provide just the right amount of bitter to make this beer well balanced. Not a ton of carbonation or bitterness therefore smooth easy drinking. Overall a well built pale ale

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alesales (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Hands down my favorite pale ale. The Aroma is awesomely floral with pine and citrus. Appearance is nice and golden with slight white head retention and moderate lacing. The taste is sweet malt at first then transitions to a nice, bitter, piney hop. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a fantastic pale ale, nice flora hop aroma, with IPA like hop taste, but with only 4.8% abv. Very sessionable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
munzerman (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
bottle beer that I put in a tulip glass. Dark straw in color with a fluffy white head that shrunk slowly. BIG grapefruit and orange nose accompanied by piney hop aromas. pleasing cracker and bread flavors from the malt are reminiscent of a pilsner. Medium body and carbonation. Bold flavors for what I consider a very easy drinking beer. I want to try using this in a beer mimosa sometime soon...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Firestone Walker Pale 31 sets the standard for American pale ales. The aroma has a sweet floral start and ends with grassy almost piney. The appearance is intense orange with hints of amber towards the rim of the glass. The taste starts with a sweet malt and finishes with a light bitter. This ale walks the line between an ipa and pale, it has the hop finish of an ipa but the subtle malt balance of a pale ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevemeister1 (2) - - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
12 oz bottle in a 6 oz tasting glass. White head quickly disappears. Easy drinking with a light, crisp flavor. Noticeable hops but not overly bitter. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wmaline (5) - - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
12 ounce bottle pour into a DFH glass- Very strong floral and citrus aroma. Clear golden amber color. Initial frothy bone white head dissipates quickly. Taste of sweet citrus and piney hops. Lively carbonation, long and flavorful finish. Overall, easy to see why this is a 2011 GABF gold medal winner

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