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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

markdoswald's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markdoswald (11) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
So clean, crisp, and refreshing. Strong citrus hop flavor with a pleasant aroma. My favorite pale ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9331) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Half pint, draught at North Bar in Leeds. Crystal clear amber-gold body. Filmy layer leaving clingy lacing behind. Malt-fruity aroma, ripe citrus and mild malty sweetness. Lemon, melon, and caramel mix to the flavour character. Smooth dry bitter tail. Medium bodied. Refreshing with fine drinkability (09.07.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1686) - Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle - average size foamy head, medium gold color, good size grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1306) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
citrus, spruce, grapefruit, bready malts, pineapple and some passionfruit. Golden colour, medium white head, good amount of lacing. medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, insanely rich and chewy considering ABV. Light/medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (624) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Golden color with some foam. The smell is crisp fresh and has a lot of citrus. The taste is calm, yet very bitter and tart with a pine forest hop part. The aftertaste is dry, bitter and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4121) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from Weyermann fan shop in Bamberg. Distributed by Braufactum. Hoppy smell with citrus, peach, mango and nettles. Similar taste. Medium bitterness. Refreshing. Fresh and hoppy. Easy to drink. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1067) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Golden color with white head. Tropical hops aroma, pines, fresh and melonish. Taste is fresh, slightly bitter. Great refreshing American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (780) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle. Golden clear with white head. Floral and lemony aroma, crisp. In taste low sweet, dry, crisp, medium bitterness and distinctive lemon flavour. Medium to low body, dry, drinkable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5632) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
Clear nice golden color with a fine frothy white head. Nice lacing! Citric, pine and mild tropical aroma. Medium body and a soft to average carbonation. Ok and fresh balance between sweetness and bitterness. Citric, pine, mild fruity and a fine malty back in the flavor. Nice and tasty session able ale.
[On tap at The Port Street Beer House in Manchester, England]

US beer #400

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Pour is a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is a nice subtle dank hop. Flavor is more of a clean fresh albeit minor hops. Malt is barley noticeable this is a pure hop forward pale ale. Good but a bit thin and something you could saddle in with and drink a bunch of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
355ml bottle at home from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.00):
One that definitely grew on me as I worked my way down the glass. I initially wasn’t overly impressed with what I felt to be a weak nose & a lack of in your face hops with the taste but given time to open up the bitterness is there & the beer starts to work its magic. It’s definitely not up there with their Union Jack IPA but it’s not a bad effort from Firestone Walker again.

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