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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
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours orange/gold with a smooth white head. Citrus hop nose, crisp and floral. Lighter bodied pale, citrus hops blend with the softly caramel malts. Overall easy drinking floral pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
golden orange, big american hop nose, mellow soft fruity malts, grapefruit hop quite uk ale like very drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Bottle drank in the Bayou, thanks for getting this brew in! Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice; tons of hops, grapefruit and pine are both strong and fresh. The taste was also full of hops, more pine, but also a strong citrus/grapefruit addition. Some light malt, but basically one-sided, but a nice one nevertheless. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
Bottled. A golden coloured beer with a thin off white head. Nice hops in the nose. Some good pine notes. Hoppy too in the mouth with some balancing malt notes. Never harsh, and refreshingly tasty. Good late bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Thanks Frankenstein. Hazy pale golden yellow, citrus, floral, hoppy, little grain crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at GBBF.
Semi hazy gold with a thin white head. Fruity grapefruit and peach hoppage. Fairly sweet, quite high carbonation but still very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle bought at GBBF 08. I love these Californian pale ales, so easy drinking. First beer of the day at 20.50 straight out of the fridge and straight down my throat to quench my throat. Moderate grapefruit hop on aroma, just enough malt to keep it all together and a light stinging lingering grapefruit hop finish. Just a perfect quaffing beer. Wish I had another 4 or 5 in the fridge as this one has seemed to disappear in about 5 minutes. Boy, was I thirsty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Date: 12 oz. bottle on 8/1/08

Aroma - Toasted grain, hay, hints of lemon, honey, and some faint spice

Appearance - Hazy gold, small white head, decent lace

Flavor - Nice frutiy sweetness, balnced well by a gently bitterness

Palate - Medium body and carbonation, smooth with a light richness, pleasing dry palate

Overall - Quality APA, well crafted, quaffable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2008
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.
Hazy yellow colored brew. Fruity, spicy aroma. Sweet, fruity, malty and hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, fudge, some nectar, spices and mild grassyness. Flavour is the same along with some hints of cereal and caramel malts.

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