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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
bottle. Pours a clear gold with a tall, frothy white head. The aroma is assertive with pine, grapefruit, leaves, and a bouquet of citrus. The hops are tamer in the flavor than in the aroma, but still very present. This pale is nicely tart throughout with an appropriate level of sweetness. The finish is lemony with suggestions of dough. I’d say this is quite similar to Sierra Nevada’s classic take on this style, but with its own subtle nuances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2007
On tap at Toronado. Disarmingly clear yellow-orange color, light citrus aroma with some skunk. Citrus taste, some metallic elements, caramel, bready. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Fresh aroma of pineapple, citrus, and pine. Flavor of malt, citrus hops, and a hint of nuts in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
The Firestone Pale Ale has a very delinquent appearance. The smell has hints of beer and foam(head) to it. The taste was very delicate but intrusive at the same time, very confusing. Drinkability was top notch. i popped the top with almost no effort or resistance. Very good beer IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Aroma= Medium hops supported by light malt Apperence = Bright yellow Flavor = Nice bitterness all the way through. Although not overly malty the beer is quite refreshing and for the most part in balance Palate = medium to med light, good carbination Over all = a very nice Pale in American style. If there is a flaw malt bill could be low but it is a really tasty beer and not hopped to IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Nice hoppy aroma that blends British and US hops; mild malty, toffee flavor and clean, lightly bitter finish; nicely balanced , very drinkable and clean. Good pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3661) - - JAN 14, 2007
orange with no head. hoppy aroma with hints of wood. palate is a little watery and low in carbonation. flavor is hoppy, orange, and lightly bready. notes of honey, and caramel. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1212) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 This is my first ale from Firestone. The APA was very good. The head was small and no lacing. The straw color was pleasing . The aroma of grapefruit was muted by the vanilla nd toffee. the well balanced APA was well worth it. I would try from the tap. I will also look for more Firestone products. I purchased a 6-pack on father’s day 2009. It was great with steamed crabs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Clear yellow, light white head and lacing. Nose of fresh hops. Very light malt and nice crisp dry hops. Dry flavor, nice bouquet. Finishes thin, lightly dry. Bitter mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
white moderately lasting head. realy nice piney citrus aroma (best attribute of this beer)

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