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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
12 oz bottle, shaker glass, 50°F. Tall, frothy, white head seems to be well lasting and rests on an amber-orange body with a slight yeast haze. Toasted light bread, grain malt (L); orangey hops (M); oak notes. Okay, so "orangey" doesn't completely describe the hop profile, but it is nice. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately bitter finish. Lingering orange rind taste in the finish. Medium body, watery (sort of creamy) texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: needs a heftier malt bill so the oak flavors can really take hold and to keep the hops in check.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - APR 6, 2004
Pours a medium amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Flavor is quite sweet with some bitterness especially in the aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel but not a bad beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 25, 2004
A pretty good APA. Light amber color and almost no head. It has a good hop presence and quite a bit of malt sweetness as well. Somewhat boring palate/mouthfeel and the sweetness may be a bit much. Smooth and pretty well rounded. Extremely drinkable and better than I anticipated.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Slightly hazy orange. Orangey hoppy aroma. Orangey hoppy taste. Light bodied. Orangey finish. Orange alert. Clean and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
From a 12 oz. brown bottle Made a decent appearance, poured a clear golden hued copper with a foamy white head that reduced to a thin lacing. Had a grassy/herbal hop and bready malt aroma with a musty yeastiness and a little roasted barley. Moderate carbonation and a slick, coarse medium bodied mouth feel, moderate drinkability. Had a crackerish malty and herbal hop taste, a little buttery, traces of a salty yeastiness and a dry, coarse, bitter hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2006
pours orange-golden with a minimal white head, aroma of hops, citrus, and fruit. Flavor is slightly hoppy, carbonated,citrusy and semi sweet with a clean dry finish. good body good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Pours a medium golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, and malts. Flavors of hops and grains, kinda thin. Nice clean crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear pale gold color with a tiny white head. The aroma is light citrus hops and some small amounts of caramel. The taste is nice and smooth not leaning too much to the hops with a nice balance. A good pale that is clean, but it might benefit to add more hops.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daveloch (4) - USA - OCT 3, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Pours a nice golden light amber with a quickly dissapating head. Good aroma with definite hoppiness. Taste is the expected Pale Ale fruitiness with a lingering bitterness that is not all that unpleasant. Has been a "go-to" beer for me for a while now.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Clear yellow, light white head and lacing. Nose of fresh hops. Very light malt and nice crisp dry hops. Dry flavor, nice bouquet. Finishes thin, lightly dry. Bitter mouthfeel. Good.


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