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Pale 31 is an ode to our home state of Californiaóthe 31st to be named in fact. Beer may not be associated with terroir the way wine is, but we believe that where weíre 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
GABF-pours a white head with gold color. Aroma is light citrus hops-grapefruit, secondary malt. Taste is light citrus hops-grapefruit, secondary malt, crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
pours a slightly chill-hazed, amber-tinted gold, with a good white head that retains well and leaves good lace. nose is SNPA - tart citric notes balanced with a light blush of malt. flavor is again quite similar to SNPA, without the underlying carapils chewiness, and therefore with a bit more of a percetion of rattiness from the hops. so I donít get it - this is quite close to being an SNPA clone. why bother? another Firestone Walker beer that is clean, well-made...and thoroughly un-inspired. Firestone Walker continue to leaves me cold, especially given all the accolades they have gotten (of course, thatís what GABF types like - clean and un-inspired)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daveloch (4) - USA - OCT 3, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Pours a nice golden light amber with a quickly dissapating head. Good aroma with definite hoppiness. Taste is the expected Pale Ale fruitiness with a lingering bitterness that is not all that unpleasant. Has been a "go-to" beer for me for a while now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Light amber with a small white head. Nose is citrusy hops, light pine, subtle spicy notes and chewy malt notes. Taste is caramel, sweet, chewy malts, citrus notes, light spicy hops and a touch of evergreen. Body is medium with a light hop bitterness and unobtrusive carbonation. Ends with more citrus, sweet malts, caramel, light citrus, piney hops and lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear gold in color, thin white head. Great pale ale aroma, nice citrus hop aroma. Taste has some of those same hops but also some sweetness comes across, caramel and vanilla. Nice and balanced, feels fairly light. Finishes nice and clean. I canít believe I waited this long to try this, might be a new regular for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear pale gold color with a tiny white head. The aroma is light citrus hops and some small amounts of caramel. The taste is nice and smooth not leaning too much to the hops with a nice balance. A good pale that is clean, but it might benefit to add more hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle. Decently hoppy, but not overly. This shows less aromatic hop notes than most APAís. This isnít necesarily a bad thing, as it quite drinkable. Some light toffee sweetness, leading to the lightly flowery, lightly earthy hop characters, its drinkable, if not overly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2006
via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. Nice citrus hop aroma. Light malt sweetness comes through the hop flavoring. Light to medium body. Very easy to drink. I like it. Thanks Richard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2006
very light almost golden. copper/golden pour with thin soapy head. hops, caramel, vanilla aroma. spice, hops, malt and lemongrass. dry in the finish. a little acidic. a little tart. something seems off but I canít put my finger on it. differnet APA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 Bottle... Clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Malty, fruity nose with notes of grapefruit, vanilla, toffee and a hint of oak. Good balance. Mild to medium sweetness and bitterness with a little vanilla, toffee and oak. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, fairly clean finish. More like an EPA than APA.

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