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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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Flat yellow color with a head that is foamy at first but quickly breaks up. Smells hoppy and a little skunky like a pilsner. Don’t plan on buying Firestone’s pale ale again but will try out the other beers they make.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Like every other APA oout ont he market right now, this one does not stand out from the crowd in anyway at all. The aroma is full of hops, but mostly has an overperfumed taste. The flavor has a kind of newspaper taste to it, kind of a burnt paper malt taste, with some astringent hop flavors thrown in as well. Very, very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Pours a yellow color with a hint of amber. Crisp, floral, hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor, little bit of sweetness. Pretty tasty up front but not much of a finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
good decent pale ale, drink this time to time, golden hue, w/small head. good crispy hoppy taste, wasn’t disappointed...drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Nice bitter taste to this beer, light head, golden color, pretty decent Pale Ale, I would buy this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Pours a light lyellow/amber with a small white head. Aromas of light hops and malt. Very wel balanced, yet nothing overly impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Pineapple juice, melon, bubble gum, peach syrup... man the hop odor is all sorts of unpleasant. It’s sweet too, seems under-attenuated, goopy and syrupy for under 5%. I think they mail it in with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3152) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2004
This produced an average sized head topping a light amber beer. Nice aroma of cookie dough and orange. Starts with a light malt flavor that ends with a mild bitterness and dry finish. Good APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1059) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Clear amber color, with no lasting head. Very fresh and hoppy aroma with a nice whiff of oranges. More orange in the taste, as well as a few floral notes. Active carbonation on the tongue, with some maltiness towards the finish, along with the advertised vanilla, albeit barely discernable. Fantastic finish. Very clean, very nice. I would actually recommend seeking this out if you are a fan of pale ales... probably one fo the best session beers I have yet to drink. Incredibly quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
A pretty good APA. Light amber color and almost no head. It has a good hop presence and quite a bit of malt sweetness as well. Somewhat boring palate/mouthfeel and the sweetness may be a bit much. Smooth and pretty well rounded. Extremely drinkable and better than I anticipated.

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