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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Poured into a pint glass with a golden colour and a medium fizzy white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with malts lingering in the background. Initial taste of crisp grapefruit and citrus hops and medium malts. Good balance with the active carbonation. Decent head retention. Finishing with a bitter hops that linger on the palate, finishing dry. Very impressed wit this american pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Gold. Small white cap. Aroma of juicy, resinous hops and biscuity malt. A little less hops in the flavor. Medium/light body, balanced carbonation, too easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Citrus hoppy aroma. Taste of grapefruit hops with clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
A good pale ale for those who don’t go for the type. A tad dry with vanilla notes and citrus, grapefruity, hops that come through on the front of the tongue, with slight pine notes mingling with the hops at the back of your tongue. A good brew for a hot day, very mildly malty and not at all aggressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Tried as part of a Beer of the Month club offering. Pour is orangish yellow. Aroma is very fragrant hops, grapefruit is the standout that really gets me excited. The flavor is sweet up front with a finish of slightly bitter hops and nice grapefruit presence. Very smooth and easy to drink. At this strength its a session beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
5/10/2007: Firestone Pale Ale is transparent yellow with a thin, crackle-like crown. The aroma is a bouquet of hops with scents of orange, grapefruit, flowers, and some perfume. The flavor contains light malts with some toast and a hint of buttery caramel. This beer smells pleasingly hoppy, but the bitterness level is in check with the pale Ale style. The finish is slightly dry. In general this beers seems to have an English maltiness with an American hoppiness. The body of this beer is delicate and medium-light. The carbonation level is mild to nearly moderate creating a smooth palate that is clean and crisp. This would be another good session Pale Ale...

12 oz bottle (Alcohol 4.6% By Volume) via trade with IrishBoy (Apr 2007). Thanks Richard!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Forest-y aroma. Light, near watery. On the dry side. Orange with other light fruits. Finishes with citrus peel effects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours fairly clear with light white bubbles hugging the edge of the glass. Smells of some mild hops and just a touch of grain. A little ligth citrus in there as well. The taste is pretty mild as well. Mild hop flavors, mixed in with some bitterness embodied this beer. Wasnt expecting anything extraordinary from a pale ale, but this was drinkable and easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007
Pleasantly hoppy aroma. Very pleasing balance of malt and citrus hop flavours, though sweetness is a bit on the high-side making for a slightly cloying after palate. A bit too syrupy to be a great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2007
This beer looks very soft. Extremely low visible carbonation coupled with a golden orange body and silky fat bubbles. Head retention is minimal, lacing miniscule. Orange and lesser apricots usher in a hop-forward aroma. Lightly toasted grains are evident. Alcohol is very light, though steadily apparent. The nose is fresh and airy. Flavor is still very citrusy, joined now by a lemony astringency that pairs well with the hops and much lighter malt profile. Bitterness is mild, sweetness as well. Malt is indeed very light, very doughy, sometimes too light. Mouthfeel is adequately carbonated, light bodied, slightly syrupy nonetheless, smooth and fizzy/poppy. The finish is balanced and short, though more of an oily ending than a crisp one. The nose is quite relaxing, the flavor and overall feel of the beer are just above average.

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