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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Pours gold, with a beautiful hop aroma. Easily drinkable beer, but with a nice rounded malt sweetness. Nice combination of malt flavor and hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark golden colour. Bright fruity (melons, grapefruit) hop aroma, not much else but still delicious. Light and fizzy mouthfeel with very little bitterness for such a hoppy ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Initial aromas on pour from bottle are dominated by hops - floral with a hint of pine. Pours golden and clear with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates. Taste is a bit citrus with undertones of vanilla and barely sweet toffee. Bitterness is present but restrained. Finish is clean and slightly astringent. This is like Bass Ale all grown up (and without the green apple flavor). Not a world-class pale ale, but agreeably drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (245) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Appearance: sudsy 1" off white head recedes quickly with nice lacing. Color is clear rich gold with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma: citrus and floral aroma dominates, some caramel and bread dough in the background. Mouthfeel: light and somewhat sticky mouthfeel with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: balanced hop and malt flavors. The sweet caramel and bready malts lead the way, followed by citrus and then a lingering bitterness in the swallow. Overall: a pleasant pale ale and representative of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Pours a brilliantly clear light golden amber color with a medium size head. The foamy cap is fairly dense and has a tan color. Carbonation is medium to weak. This is quite a pale pale ale. This beer does not lack for aromatics. The hop bouquet is big and bright with aromas of grass floral and pine. Malts are understated and weak. Flavor finds a nice hoppy ale, just right I think for a pale ale. Malts and hops balance nicely with a godd biscuit malt finish. Unfortunately on the palette the beer presents itself as watery and rather weak. Its smooth with a semi-dry finish. This is a California style APA and I couldn’t find any info about that style. Maybe a hoppy steam beer. I thought this beer pretty good even with the lighter taste, could be a session or yard beer perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
The Firestone Pale Ale has a very delinquent appearance. The smell has hints of beer and foam(head) to it. The taste was very delicate but intrusive at the same time, very confusing. Drinkability was top notch. i popped the top with almost no effort or resistance. Very good beer IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours a clear yellow/orange. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, floral hops. The head is off-white and quickly disappears. Flavor is very light, sweet with a mild bitterness. The finish is a little bitter and hoppy. The beer overall is well balanced and very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (235) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pours a light gold color with a short lived white head.The aroma is of floral pine hops.The flavor was a pine hop taste.Goes down clean with a light hop aftertaste.Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (232) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap at Fish. in Saulsalito, CA. Pours and tastes a crisp honey lightened with the right amount of hops. Very drinkable.

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