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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2004
bottle 12 oz. Cloudy orange/amber w some dark flakes. Very small head that fell quick, min lace. Aroma is iced tea & malt w a touch of oak & grapefruit w some hops. Flavor is lt/med roasted MALTY w moderate hops & bitterness. A bit sweet, a tad thin on the mouthfeel but into the med bodied range. Lightly smoked oak flavor. Nice balance between creamy malt & hop flavor and bitterness. Odd iced tea nose is noticed every time I take a dip.... Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bright, clear and amber-gold with a decent head. Flowery nose. Smooth and all right mouthfeel; perhaps a little light at times. Malts were tasty, with notes of caramel and toffee. Hops were nice, too, with notes of fresh flowers and sugar-coated grass. Balancing bitterness as well. Bitter aftertaste. For the most part, clean, pleasant and flavorful session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Bottle. Pours a pale orange, thin off white head, not much lacing on my glass. Aroma isn’t very strong, some hops but not much else. A crisp malt flavor, nicely hopped but not too much, some citrusy flavors in there too. Hops dominate the finish. Not bad, not outstanding, I’d definetly drink it again but I’ve had better pale ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2005
This looks real good, a golden/amber color with a hardy, creamy white head. The aroma is hops, pine with a backup scent of oranges. The ale is medium to light bodied and has a lively carbonation. It’s flavor begins with a light caramel/toffee malt combination. On top of that is a healthy-but-balanced dosage of northwestern hop bitterness. The hops don’t get carried away, but carry the flavor and finish of the beer. Good session material.

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.


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