RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Pale 31 is an ode to our home state of Californiathe 31st to be named in fact. Beer may not be associated with terroir the way wine is, but we believe that where were 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (2196) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Foamy head. No body. Very watery. Copper. Feels like there is something missing in the middle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Appearance was clear yellow gold with diminishing white 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet pale malts, citrus fruits, grain,clean yeast profile. Taste was sweet pale grain malt backbone with lemon, pine, grapefruit hops playing mildly. Palate was smooth soft CO2 with meduim body, then mild lasting hoppy finish. Wonderful Pale with just enough hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2433) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle bought at GBBF 2012. Light pale amber colour, fluffy foam white head. Nose is spritzy grapefruit and lemon citrous, light grain, pine and boiled sweet caramel. Taste is lightly grapefruit citrous, some lemon peel, light barley grain, slight touch of pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
A nice pale ale with a great hop medley. I usually really love dry hopped ales, but this one was a bit too subtle for me. Very floral, crisp beer with a lot of character, but not as bitter as Id like. Pours a gorgeous yellow orange with golden edges. A winner but not a favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2341) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured two fingers of head on a medium straw colored body. The aroma is a wonderful mix of pine, whole cone hops and honey. The taste starts with mild sweetness and then goes to pine bitterness. The transition is abrupt. The texture is soft with some fizz. An enjoyable and drinkable ale at a low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2957) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Aroma citrus hops... Light orange yellow in color... Flavor is light and crisp with herbal hop notes on the finish... Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (512) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Aroma is floral and citrusy. Pours a light color amber with a white head. A good bit of carbonation adds to the bitterness. Taste is citrusy, somewhat piney. Overall the bitterness and hop aromas stand out the most; seems slightly unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12 oz. from Chucks. I thought this was going to be meh, but its fantastic. Leave it to Firestone to turn out excellent well-crafted session beers. Had no idea I was so late to the party.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4752) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Clear golden pure ale. White head. Ring. Fruity and light grain aroma like a wit. Light fruity taste. A very light fruity beer. Light in body full in flavor but light in character. Good in a light way, if youre in the mood for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Orangish golden. Persistent uniform white head. Soft, hopcentric aromas of gummy candy, lemon, tangerine, mango, and flowers. Moderately spicy, as well. Resin, chalk, and grapefruit accents. Fleeting whisper of cookie malt and grain husks. Fuzzy carbonation. Appetizing Cascade-esque spiciness partly succumbs to a brutishly chalky and resinous encroachment, upfront. Hint of flowers and tangerine somewhat salvage drinkability as they elegantly lurk beneath and curtail the resins. Ample crispness from the malt provides some structure as well as a dry edginess which displaces some of the resins and augments drinkability. Attractive degree of succulence to the hops, though the gradually devolving malt spoils much of that as it relinquishes its sound firmness and takes on a burnt wood and stale popcorn characteristic, and even some wet paper flaccidness. Rich toffee nuttiness vaguely remains. Finishes dry, spicily hoppy, and leanly malty with cookie and frosted vanilla cake accents adorned with a juicy assortment of peach and tangerine. This is quite the mixed bag. I appreciate the dryness, and although it falls on the resinous side of the spectrum, the hops do have some enjoyable aspects. But ultimately the malt is annoyingly husky, and the filtration has stripped much of its soul. Bottle-conditioning would also make a world of difference. A respectable hybrid.

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