RATINGS: 1128   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2729) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2107) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a light golden rusty orange yellow pour with a small . Nose is hoppy and deep citrus with a predominance of grapefruit. Taste is sweet citrus with intense flavoring, light on the palate and drinks rather easily. Light lacing, with soft carbonation and a light texture. Drinks like a session beer, finishes with same sweet citrus taste. Enjoyable APA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a clear rusty orange with an off white head and aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, of citrus, hops, grapefruit, and caramel with a slight butter, medium finish. Light, very drinkable pale ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Its odd, but this beer immediately struck me as being too pale for a pale ale of any sort. Its somewhere between straw and gold; I originally thought it was a blond ale. Aroma is of very floral honey and some grass. Flavor is the same with greater intensity and a dash of additional hop bitterness. It reminds me of a honey ale I brewed with especially flowery Zambezi honey and not much in the way of hops. In the end, it really is quite mild; it also probably shouldnt be labeled as a "Pale Ale" of any sort without a disclaimer. I was disappointed :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shooter42 (132) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Very hoppy and refreshing pale ale. Great for a warm sunny day by the pool. Tastes like the Double Barrel Ale with extra hops added.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MightyHef (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
A perfect Cali pale ale...citrus beginning gives way to a balanced bitterness...a smooth drop off for a finish. add to the fact that it is only 147 calories, and this is my go to session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle pours a hazy golden color with a thin white top. Scent is grass and citrus. Taste follows scent with a dry bitter finish. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caveratfilmboy (5) - - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
A near perfect light ale with a subtle but extremely refreshing flavor. This is the perfect summer afternoon brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Hazy amber-orange pour with a medium, thick white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma of pine and tropic fruit hops, mild grapefruit, touches of tangerine and mandarin orange. Flavor is fairly bitter, complimented by fruity and floral notes. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation. Finishes with light hop bitterness and tropical fruits. This is nice. This is the type of pale ale you envision when you order a pale ale. Flavorful, bitter, fruity, light. A near perfect approximation to what I seek in the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Extra from thome50 thanks. Golden pour with citrus and hop aroma. Extremely drinkable citrus flavor.

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