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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
bottle. Pours a clear gold with a tall, frothy white head. The aroma is assertive with pine, grapefruit, leaves, and a bouquet of citrus. The hops are tamer in the flavor than in the aroma, but still very present. This pale is nicely tart throughout with an appropriate level of sweetness. The finish is lemony with suggestions of dough. I’d say this is quite similar to Sierra Nevada’s classic take on this style, but with its own subtle nuances.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2007
This beer looks very soft. Extremely low visible carbonation coupled with a golden orange body and silky fat bubbles. Head retention is minimal, lacing miniscule. Orange and lesser apricots usher in a hop-forward aroma. Lightly toasted grains are evident. Alcohol is very light, though steadily apparent. The nose is fresh and airy. Flavor is still very citrusy, joined now by a lemony astringency that pairs well with the hops and much lighter malt profile. Bitterness is mild, sweetness as well. Malt is indeed very light, very doughy, sometimes too light. Mouthfeel is adequately carbonated, light bodied, slightly syrupy nonetheless, smooth and fizzy/poppy. The finish is balanced and short, though more of an oily ending than a crisp one. The nose is quite relaxing, the flavor and overall feel of the beer are just above average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007
Pleasantly hoppy aroma. Very pleasing balance of malt and citrus hop flavours, though sweetness is a bit on the high-side making for a slightly cloying after palate. A bit too syrupy to be a great session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear yellow orange with a thin white head. Nose is orange and grapefruit. Juicy with mild carb. Taste is pith and peel; mainly lemon. Nicely crafted but a little one-dimensional with a limited range of flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Light gold appearance with a mild head formation. Aroma has sweet candy sugar and plenty of citrusy hops. Flavor is light and hoppy. Thin bodied, very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1436) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 16, 2008
Clear gold with a medium size bright white head with very nice lacing. Strong citrusy hops aroma, almost like the IPA. Taste was a little less intense, but with some maltiness to balance things out. Crisp, clean, light-bodied with good carbonation. I was very surprised at the hoppiness of this, but found it to be very enjoyable. Might as well go all the way and have their IPA though.


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