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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Light gold-amber colour with a strong & pleasant herbal tea aroma. Flavour is quite fruity, with more tea notes and a citric finish. Bidy is thin, but it’s OK otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle, via HTH and Blankboy at Greg’s. Herbally hopped up aroma which was really nice and interesting. No head, slightly dark yellow pour. Taste is bitter but also extremely watery. There is a really nice original aroma and taste here, but there is not much else at all to go with it. Still, this would be tasty on a hot summer day. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. Thanks for Sharing HTH via Blankboy. Golden yellow, moderate fluffy white head. Aroma starts with floral hops and finishes herbally with notes of dried tea. Flavour is a touch lighter than anticipated. Not much here besides some mild bitterness. Thin bodied. Booooring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle (12oz). Pours golden with a hint of amber - generous head, lovely lacing, plenty of clingy bubbles on the side of the glass. Very inviting on a hot summer day. Aroma redolent of hops, citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and some sweetness (hint of banana?). Incredibly weak flavour! I was bracing for a hop-hit and got .. pretty much nothing. Mild lemon, hint of hops, no malt, no yeast, no real linger. Disappointing - maybe I got a bad bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
clear golden body with a small white head.the aromas and falvor were of your standard pale ale.i detected some malts and a bit of bitter hops.this would be really good with a big meal such as steak,or ribs to wash your palate.but overall id say its pretty average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
light brown color with thin white lacing, mild hop aroma, not very strong, little tones of malt as well. nothing remarkable about the flavor either, a decent balance of grassy hops and sweet malts, but the whole thing just seemed a little weak. body is light and clean, finish is crisp and nothing lingering behind to sour your palate. what there is of this brew is good, but the flavors were a bit muted, and could use a little boost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Thanks to Tim for this one. Very grapefruity nose, oranges as well, light biscuit malt. Flavor is toasted malt, grapefruity (not as much as the nose suggests) a bit of pepper. Some lemon and cotton candy in the finish. Yum!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Stupid! Seems I tried this some 8 years ago on my last US trip. Basic commercial style with mild impact of all ingrediants. Boarding on a pale lager. Good enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Bottle: Pours a deep golden hue hue with fading but lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of mostly floral and herbal hops but a bit of pine is there too. Additionally the nose detects some grapefruit, pear, bready malts, and white pepper. The taste is bitter at the beginning but quickly fades to a biscuity chewy malt backbone. Light citric and spice characteristics as well. The feel is a bit watery and fizzy and has a mettalic finish. Okay beer and quaffable. No where near the other two APA I had earlier tonight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Deep orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops with a touch of fruity sweetness. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Kind of a cross between an English and American Pale Ale. Mild malts, yet fairly assertive hops. Nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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