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RATINGS: 966   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12oz bottle -

I have to admit that this stape in my fridge during the warmer months. Why it’s not been rated til now is odd. It’s just a light, semi-hoppy, full of flavor, easy quaffing beer that’s always a nice price $7-8 a sixer.

Aroma is really floral. It’s easy to forget about the hops and think this thing was infused with some herbs, petals or fruit, because it has such a unique aroma for a pale ale. Flavor had some medium sweetness to it, keeping things very well balanced with the woody hops. There’s a zing of fresh hop right at the end of the swallow that’s easy to notice and quite welcome. Phenomenal beer for the Summer time weather.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
On tap at Little Woodrow’s. Pours a clear gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is corn malt and grass. Medium mouth, toasted malt, wheat, crisp, crushable, good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (624) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Mild citrus and pine aroma. Hazy golden body with a touch of amber. Frothy two finger head to start and subdues to a light film. Light citrus taste with some bitterness. Has a nice crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (534) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2015
(Bottle) Clear, bubbling gold body with a small white head. Leaves an even coat of lace on the glass. Malty, hoppy and lightly fruity aroma; melon, peach, grass. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Flavor has a lively acidity; malty, mild sweetness and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (52) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
One of the first American Pale ales I tried. Not my favorite but a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (290) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On draft at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro, Beltsville, MD. Pours a deep clear gold with a thick, white head. Aroma has a nice big hop presence, mostly citrus. Taste is very good, with the addition malt sweetness. Palate is light. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (616) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours dark gold amber with a medium white lasting head, some lacing. Aroma has a nice light perfumed floral note with some citrus. Taste is sweet fruit flavor of citrus, pale malt some light bread and floral pine hops. a medium bodied brew , crisp with good carbonation. Finish is of fruity flavors with a pale malt, some grass notes balanced by floral hops on the end. A very good balanced pale ale. nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. A strong fruity aroma, light sour hint of grapefruit, some vanilla. The white creamy head has a normal size, the body is pale yellow. The taste is quite bitter and a little bit fruity. The body is rather light, dry and creamy with a lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2517) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden with one finger of foamy white head. Aroma is floral with some pine. Flavor follows and is really crisp and clean. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4580) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle.Golden colour with large white head who stays,fresh floral taste of hops and citrus feels a bit toasted and malty with good flavor of pine and orange peel well balanced and fresh finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillRunForBeer (1242) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2015
12pz bottle shared by Chalemeaux. Thanks, TJ! Pours copper with a big off white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, bread. Flavor is sweet. Honey, brown bread, muld grapefruit hop. I think this is probably past its prime. Should re-rate if I get a chance to try this fresh.


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