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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Soapy, a bit hoppy, very well balanced aroma with a bit leather feel to do the malts, very intruging. The taste is very very well balanced but with little bitterness, and very clean, with some hoppy aroma that resemble lemons without the sourness, very clean, easy going and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (280) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from "Gendarmenmarkt"-Weihnachtsmarkt. Bright yellow colour with a thin head which vanished fast. At first there was nearly no aroma at all, but giving the beer a little more time to warm up it unfolded some really pleasant citrus and light orange smell. The overall taste is pretty balanced and clean, the hop doesn’t linger to long and leaves me with a refreshed but not overwhelming intensive experience.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2008
Pours a clear golden color with a medium foamy white head. Light aroma of sweet apples or cherries with a little bit of hops. Only a little bit of the malts make it through to the taste. A very thin but crisp beer with a decent little hop finish. Leaves a minor dryness that fades shortly after.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured golden with nose of Banana, lemon and hops. The hop flavor is spot on and balanced with the light bitterness. A little floral for me at the end, but not bad..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Clear yellow color with a sizable white foam that leaves an impressive lace. Not much carbonation but good looking in totality. Strong citrus aroma of orange and lemon chased by a delicious honey scent. A light but pungent hop finished the complex aroma. The flavor is mostly hoppy with a grass mint combination. The malt takes second fiddle to quenching water and hops in this pale ale. The light watery palate makes for easy drinking. A solid choice but not exactly groundbreaking.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2008 Total Score: 3
Clear yellow color high white head with some lace. Slight carbonation action in the glass. Lemon and pine aroma that feels like i’m in for a clean beer. Citrus flavor very light. This beer is lacking malts to make it a preferred ale in my book. More similar to a lager than a pale ale. Nothing awful, just nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (254) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2009
A good solid pale ale. Delicious citrus fresh hop aroma. Refreshing, and a good quaffer, though a little oily in the mouth. Initial impression is that it could use more carbonation, though sitting on the tongue it’s quite prickly. Strange. Anyway, I could drink a lot of these. Nice one Firestone Walker!

4
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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.


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