RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.

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peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tap at brewery. Clear golden pour with a steady white head. Aroma is dank floral hops with pine and a bit of citrus over a dry, biscuity malt backbone. Impressive pungency on the aroma. Taste is clean, dry hop bitterness with balancing dry bready malt and a spike of pine/bitterness into the finish. Mouthfeel is spot f-ing on for the style. Brilliant beer. Flawless.

3.4
BVery (11237) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at Hopmonk Sonoma - under the alias of Hopmonk Tavern Ale. Clear light gold pour wih a small soapy white head. Nice floral hop character in this one - easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.2
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Golden, clear beer with a greenish sheen; small yellowish head. Grapey hops, dry hopbales, slightly fishy-salty. Dry bitterish, again a mineral component, but with a bit lame finish. Very spritzily carbonated. Underwhelming, I think the idea was not overdoing things, but they went too far... in the other direction. Somehow, that strikes me indeed as typically Californian.

3.7
mansquito (6798) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Big Top, Roslyn PA variety case: Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple, hoppy, and has a nice malt backbone. This is delightfully refreshing, slightly sweet, and actually a bit complex. The fruity hops cut through the malts to provide real character to the beer. I could chug this or sip it just as easily. It really is quite good.

4
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reivewed: 5/12/09. Pours a cloudy gold with a billowy white head bursting forth. Excellent retention throughout the entire drink, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass edge. Smells of malty biscuits, honey-kissed breads, and slight floral finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Flavor is of buttery bread, sweet candied malts, and finishes with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. With the low ABV and great flavor profile, this has got to be one of the most drinkable APAs I’ve ever had. I could drink these one after the other all summer long. Recommend.

4.3
7837 (6) - Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2012 does not count
This is what I remember beer to be: from my Anchor Steam beginnings of my youth to my Pliny the Elder hop-head tendencies (and when spending $5 or $6 for a bottle of beer made sense). 30 years ago this might have been considered a bold American beer but in 2012 this is simply great beer.

3.3
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 + mooie geel gouden kleur. + fris fruitige zoete geur. 1ste smaak - groente, 2de smaak - bitter, 3de smaak - door de bittere smaak is de 3de smaak niet goed proefbaar.

3.7
chrisv10 (18222) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle, 4,8%. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and peach. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, peach, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.7
Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and rather hoppy - fruity and pine needles. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100412

3.7
saxo (19309) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, malt, peach, pine and notes of caramel. Nice bitter finish.


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