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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (773) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
Fabulous sweet light floral aroma. Very floral hop flavor. Very enjoyable if you like the style, which I enjoy. Pretty mellow carbonation and soft body. Nice lingering flavors. Solid, not the flavor profile I’m dieng to drink a lot though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle into a tulip. Lightly, clouded, pale gold with an ample, fine, white head. Very floral head, some pine resin, bit of honey. Quite bitter, some slight underlying sweetness. Very long, dry finish. Crisp, very acidic. Some carbonation, medium amount of oiliness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
355 ml. bottle sampled @ Firestone Walker Tasting. Thank you! Bottled on 25/01/2014. Golden, little white. Lightly dusty citus hops nose, orange, light grass. Citrus, grass, cat piss hops, light grass, faint tropical, quite fruity. Oily body; Drinks pretty well, quite nice still even with this much age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Pours clear golden with no head. Bottled on 1/25/14. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, orange, bread. Taste is lots of pineapple, bitter, orange peels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3307) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
355ml bottle. Bbe 02.07.15. Really? Clear golden, thick lasting white head. Malty., grassy, fruity aroma, could be fresher. Nice body for this abv . Flavor has malt, caramel, grapefruit, grass. Long bitter finish. Lost some of the hops for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baalzevuv (7) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Piękna, zgrabna butelka, zachęca do spożycia. Barwa pilsowa, delikatne unoszące się bąbelki gazu, piana śnieżnobiała, drobnopęcherzykowa, średnioobfita, trwała, lacing niestety mizerny. Aromat mocno słodowy, aczkolwiek przywodzi również na myśl typowego weizena, szczególnie uderza zapach cytrusów, najprawdopodobniej grejpfruta. W smaku dominuje goryczka, oceniłbym IBU na około sześciedziąt/siedemdziesiąt. W tle gdzieś pobrzmiewa nuta skórki cytrusowej. Końcówka lekko ściagająca. Wysycenie średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (289) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Very nice pale ale. Like an IPA without the overpowering hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (394) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma: citrus (mango, lychee), pine, resin. Appearance: slightly hazy golden straw color, nice white head. Taste: medium bitterness (resin, grapefruit), citrus notes (lemon grass, grapefruit, mango), quite dry, some herbal notes, refreshing. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, bitter and herbal finish. Overall: Great APA, refreshing taste, nice carbonation, well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (907) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Straw pour, nice foamy white head. Citrus, grass, resin, floral, tropical hop aroma. Biscuity, earthy, toasty malt, floral and grass hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3547) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Brewski 041014. Sunset golden Amber colour with a modest white head. Aroma and flavour mirror each other with fruit and a hint of malt. Only moderate ABV but you would think it was higher given the alcohol kick at the end of this beer. Fills the mouth with flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1727) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-9-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden color with two fingers of a foamy gold tinted white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell - The aroma is strongest of some nice hop smells being a mix of a grassy and herbal hop smell as well as some grapefruit hop aromas. Along with these smells is a nice bready malt smell as well as a decent level of tangerine sweetness, producing a rather nicely balanced pale ale smell overall. Taste – The taste begins a quite bready flavor right up front with some notes of caramel and orange. Some hop of a grassy and lighter grapefruit nature are there from the start as well. The grapefruit hop continues to strengthen throughout the taste and is later joined by a nice level of an herbal hop flavor. While this change in hop potency and presence occurs, more citrus sweetness comes to the tongue in the form of a bit of tangerine. A lighter buttery biscuit flavors also come to the tongue more at the end of the taste, with the combination off hop, malt and sweet leaving a smooth and very satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – .For a brew of only 4.9 % abv. the body of the beer is on the average to above average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. Both are quite fantastic for the flavors of the beer, combining with the crisp tastes and making it very easy drinking. Overall – While not a union or double jack in flavor potency, this modest brew packs tons of flavor into a mere 4.9 % abv. Really, this is a very balanced brew at a more modest abv, with a great flavor profile and a wonderful drinkability. Fantastic for the style!

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