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RATINGS: 1033   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle. Nice hoppy aroma. Not much malt, but plenty of hop bitterness, with a little citrus peel, grapefruit. A little lacing on the glass. Pretty good pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a nice golden color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, malts and hops. Flavor is malt, hops and a little citrus. Better than most single IPA’s but nothing groundbreaking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagunitasfan (1322) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Nice light amber color, and lacy white head. Has scents of citrus, malt, and green grapes(?!) That was the end of the goodness. Not much flavor and it disappears quickly, to a bitter leftover. I’ll finish this one, but I wouldn’t if I had others lined up waiting for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3113) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
it has its good qualities yet everything seems to be standard instead of something special. still its got the hops and malt that you want for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
The aroma is malty with plenty of pine hops and sweet caramel. The appearance is hazy pale gold. The flavor is like the aroma. Overall I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
On-tap at the brewpub. Pours burnt orange with a moderate sized white head, good retention, sheet lace. Smells hoppy and a bit hop resiny. Smells a bit malty as well but mostly hoppy. Tastes hoppy and earthy with big, deep caramelly malt flavors as well. Medium body, good carbonation. Solid pale ale.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2008 Total Score: 3.5
12oz bottle. Pours light orange/yellow with a small white head, decent retention, good lace. Smells crisp and hoppy, slight citrus. Tastes light, crisp, and sweet citrusy, maybe a bit of malt in there. Thin body, crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1153) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Aroma was very hoppy with some floral hints. Flavor was also very hoppy. Very smooth. Some more malt flavor would bring this from very good to exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
From the bottle. Very nice floral aroma with a suggestion of pines. Appearance is a very clear coppery gold with a light head. Mouthfeel is a silky gauze with a wondrous texture. Flavor is very light and was low point on this one for me, Some hints of citrus and malt but overall a bit bland on the flavor profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2008
On tap. The pour was pale copper, maybe a dark gold. The head was scant but managed to produce decent lacing. The aroma was light malt, some pine and floral hoppiness and ever so light citrus. The flavor was relatively light, more focused on sweet malt and some bright floral hops. Only a bit of citrus. Clean, easy drinking. Problem free if uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Poured from 12oz bottle a pale blond with medium sized white head. Aroma much like a soft IPA with notes of floral citrusy hops. Flavor is crisp with floral hops, gratefruit, a small touch of caramel and vanilla. The palate is dry with floral bitter notes throughout that don’t overwhelm the palate but seem one dimensional and slightly out of balance. Good flavor and quite drinkable. I’d drink another but would probably opt for the IPA instead in most cases. It has the same aroma/flavor profile just more so.

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