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RATINGS: 1084   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
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap at brewery. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Strong lemon and citrus aroma and taste with a dry bready finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/6/2009 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with no head. Nice orange citrus aroma and a crisp orange taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Simply delightful aroma filled with peaches and apricots. Dry, well hopped flavor is pretty light, but pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6474) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
bottle at ESPN Zone, Downtown Disney, golden orange color with small head, great berry and citrus aromas, flavors of citrus, strawberry, good malty bready finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a malty hoppy citrus aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty hoppy citrus finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/2/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a malty citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty weak hoppy citrus flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2009
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Nice malt aroma with a good amount of hops.
Appearance: Light Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Good overall flavor this was very nice Pale ale with malt sweetness and a bitter hops that where very good.
Palate: Nice Dry finish with good overall Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice beer. This can be a simple summer beer for the masses for sure and we would all like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Just a basic pale - they do a good job on it but its pretty run of the mill. Good hop flavor, not sweet, and not at all cloudy. A little weak on the ABV so that takes away points, otherwise a solid choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2009
bottle.. not to bad.. hazy gold.small white head.. low abv..nice balance of flavour..citrus hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2009
This is an APA that won’t knock you’re socks off. It is just about perfect for the style however. So if you are looking for the next bigger, hoppier APA this ain’t it. It is just a well executed APA with no bad character whatsoever. Pours a light amber with a good-sized white head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is citrus floral hops. Taste is mildly bitter citrus hops with an ideal amount of sweet malt. The perfect session APA for me. The problem is that it is hard to find in Oregon. I bought the last bottle at the store today. Just bought another bomber. As good as the first. Exceptional APA. Buy some now. Especially at the low 4.8% abv. Great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. There is a small amount of lacing. SMELL: Pleasant aroma of orange, apricots and sweet dough. Also some pine. TASTE: Smooth slightly sweet with nice balance of citrusy hops. Finishes with a little grassy bitterness. MOUTHFEEL Medium body with slight syrupy texture. Moderate carbonation. Finishes a bit dry. DRINKABILITY: Very easy drinking beer. Not too sweet and not to bitter. Nothing exciting but a great session beer. NOTES: BBCSD-0812-Dan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz bottle (ABV is listed as 4.6%). Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, grainy, floral, and some breadiness. Tastes of ligther citrus, grainy and the same floralness. Thinner body.

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