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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Very good pale ale with a good dose of hops. Very strong hoppy aroma, the hops in the taste are a bit more subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Pineapple juice, melon, bubble gum, peach syrup... man the hop odor is all sorts of unpleasant. It’s sweet too, seems under-attenuated, goopy and syrupy for under 5%. I think they mail it in with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2005
Amber pour with a medium to small fluffy off-white head and some lacing. Floral aroma with some hops, perfume and a touch of grapefruit. Balanced but underwhelming flavors of malt, citrus and vanilla with a mildly hoppy backbone. Finish was dry and short. An average APA but but without real character. Easy to drink but not easy to remember - plenty of better choices out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2005
Piney aroma. Light amber with thin white head, Mild hops with some malt notes. Kind of gassy on the stomach but stil enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Bottle: Pours a deep golden hue hue with fading but lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of mostly floral and herbal hops but a bit of pine is there too. Additionally the nose detects some grapefruit, pear, bready malts, and white pepper. The taste is bitter at the beginning but quickly fades to a biscuity chewy malt backbone. Light citric and spice characteristics as well. The feel is a bit watery and fizzy and has a mettalic finish. Okay beer and quaffable. No where near the other two APA I had earlier tonight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
clear golden body with a small white head.the aromas and falvor were of your standard pale ale.i detected some malts and a bit of bitter hops.this would be really good with a big meal such as steak,or ribs to wash your palate.but overall id say its pretty average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle, via HTH and Blankboy at Greg’s. Herbally hopped up aroma which was really nice and interesting. No head, slightly dark yellow pour. Taste is bitter but also extremely watery. There is a really nice original aroma and taste here, but there is not much else at all to go with it. Still, this would be tasty on a hot summer day. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2501) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Small offwhite head, short lived with scattered lacing. Good clarity, light copper color. Light hop and malt nose, citrus, light pine and a touch earthy with some grainy malt notes. Body is med/light. Citrusy hop flavors, lightly grainy and doughy malts are seemingly well balanced. Finish is fairly dry. A nice APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottled. Beer is a clear, medium orange with a small, frothy, white head that vaporizes immediately. The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain; Hoppy with a moderate notes of lemon, flowers and iced tea, trace of resin/pine. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with a longer than average, lightly-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly sweet finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy. I have really enjoyed the delicate, refreshing notes in this beer. It’s highly drinkable, yet still reasonably complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle. Decently hoppy, but not overly. This shows less aromatic hop notes than most APA’s. This isn’t necesarily a bad thing, as it quite drinkable. Some light toffee sweetness, leading to the lightly flowery, lightly earthy hop characters, its drinkable, if not overly exciting.

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