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RATINGS: 1018   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 14/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
pours a clear yellow with a medium size white head, and good lacing. smell of hops, floral, a touch of caramel, and just a little pine. taste is crisp and clean, a little sour, hops, a little caramel, and some grain, ends with a little bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Clear yellow color with a sizable white foam that leaves an impressive lace. Not much carbonation but good looking in totality. Strong citrus aroma of orange and lemon chased by a delicious honey scent. A light but pungent hop finished the complex aroma. The flavor is mostly hoppy with a grass mint combination. The malt takes second fiddle to quenching water and hops in this pale ale. The light watery palate makes for easy drinking. A solid choice but not exactly groundbreaking.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2008 Total Score: 3
Clear yellow color high white head with some lace. Slight carbonation action in the glass. Lemon and pine aroma that feels like i’m in for a clean beer. Citrus flavor very light. This beer is lacking malts to make it a preferred ale in my book. More similar to a lager than a pale ale. Nothing awful, just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle pours gold with a thin white head. Nose is primarily apricot, caramel, and grass. Flavor is relatively balanced with notes of toffee, orange, and vanilla creme. Body is medium with a short, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
22oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Poured golden/amber in color with a small to medium-sized, dense, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted as a thin film on top of the beer. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is light sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of toasted malts, slight caramel, hops, slight citrus, slight grapefruit, and some cereal. Light to medium body. Slightly thin, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light caramel malt, light hop finish is lightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Clear golden with a dense off-white head. Fresh citrusy nose. Rather light body, a little sweet fruitiness and a light and fresh hoppy finish. 100709

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, apricot and grapefruit. Dry and bitter with lots of hop flavour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Thanks to Todd for sharing this one. Hazy gold pour with fizzy off white head and spotty lace. Piney hops and grainy aroma. Flavor fillers suite with a twist of lemon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
pale golden colored pour with a soft barely tinted off white head. the nose is a bit dirty/earthy... almost british type hoppy aromas mixed with caramel, pale malt, orange, grass and light florals. medium bodied and crisp though the carbonation is low/soft. the flavor is pretty much the same... more earth, spice and a touch of dry piney hops. there is enough dryness and bitterness to keep me interested but nothing else really stands out. 6/3/6/3/15/3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Light golden amber with flufy head. Floral, lightly citrus hop aroma with malt base buried in there somewhere. Fluffy carbonation. Floral hop is not there as much in the flavor. Lightly citrus and herby/woodsy hop flavor, not too much bite. Smooth malt enough to balance the hops, not too strong on either end. Lght finish, hop btteeness on tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2887) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Tap at the brewery. Light gold pour with a thick white head. Floral grassy hop aroma. Crisp malt with a nicely balanced hop bitterness. Really nice and fresh.

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