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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Is everything these guys make good? This sure is. All the typical pale ale characteristics except they are all amplified a notch or two higher. Nice aroma, the flavor is crisp and clean, great dry refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, seemingly amarillo hops, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, toffee malts, and a grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phillya1 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2011 does not count
Good version of a pale ale, with a clean orange appearance and average hops aroma. I occasionally buy this when it is on sale for 6.99 per six pack and am usually happy with the purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
Better looking in the glass than the Double barrel ( to me), golden body with decent head. Pleasant hop aroma, good first impression in the taste but then had not a lot of depth, drank ok just hoping for a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2011
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity notes of grapefruit, mango and flowery, slightly piney hops. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery with a rather soft carbonation. Mildly (cara-)malty taste with a fruity and slightly piney hops character, accompanied by subtle nutty spots; quite dry and delicately bitter finish with fruity and slightly flowery hoppy notes. A pleasant session beer. 24.IV.11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Brown, light fruit, tea, hoppy, light bitterness, pretty straightforward, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 On tap at The Monk. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma isn’t great, light citrus is all I get. Taste is a little better. Lemon, orange zest. Palate is nice, bubbly lacing on the tongue. Ok pale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
bottle my friend from work brought back from a trip to cali. Copper gold pour, small off white head. Aroma of metallic hops, coppery, also citrus, orange and grapefruit, with a touch of honey. Medium bodied, smooth, with a lasting bitter finish. Flavor is bright and hoppy, with a peppery finish, a touch of cayanne maybe?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (901) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
Poured from a 12oz glass. Bottle is dated 11/29/10, 5 months old. Pours a light some what cloudy yellowish amber. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops. Flavour is freshly bitter and citrus hopped. Followed up by a maltiness, and finishing slightly dry. Palate is pretty light and watery, with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I don’t usually like blondes this light but the hops really take it up a notch. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet malt, light hops. Sweet with a light citrus and pine note. Malt and toast. Lightly sweet, very drinkable and sessionable.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2010 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Bottle was labeled June 20, 2009, and the age definitely showed. Pours a clear orange amber with a bit of a soft white head. Caramel and paper aromas. Old hops throughout. Very stale. Just old all over. The sad part is that I think this bottle was purchased a day before we drank it, meaning some store somewhere was fine with selling year old pale ale. Must revisit with a fresh bottle.
Edit: Apparently this is retired, so no fresh bottles for me.

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