RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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3.7
phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Cask at iTap Soulard served in a pint glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a finger of uneven eggshell head and lace. Aroma of fresh herbal hops, citrus, sweet malts, and a bit of pine. Flavor of herbal hops, sweet and pale malts, straw, pine, grains, and crackers. Light body with soft carbonation and a dry, quick mouthfeel. Finishes fast and dry for sure. Nice overall.

4.1
Embrouille (2852) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled 355ml. It pours a clear golden beer with a creamy off white head. Deeply inviting hop accented nose with grapefruit, sweat, vanilla, mango, devonshire cream, caramel, quince, a lot of pine accompanied by some earthy components showing up. Medium bodied. Good head retention. Flawless malt back. Leafy. Beautiful lacework. Lovely bitterness. Perfectly balanced. I love the hop profile. Dry bitter finish which is reminiscent of quince, pine, some earthy hops and whipped cream. Excellent.

4.1
graybabe (11) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured crystal clear and a beautiful pale golden hue. Had a great head with lots of stability. Aroma - A very nice piny hop aroma. Had a very crisp and clean taste with a balanced flavor of hops and malt. Had a medium body with average carbonation. Finished strong and short.

3.6
thewolf (12534) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. [thanks Søren]
. Clear golden with a lovely, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has peach, grass, soapy citrus, crisp pilsner malts. Medium, light prickly carbonation, fine dry and light creamy palate. Flavour has good citrus, grass, piney, light strawberry. Quite crisp. Good hops flavour. Only soft bitterness.

3.4
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Sample. Rating #423. Clear golden pour with a creamy white head. Nice hop aroma, a little soft and piney, very nice. Light hop flavor, very easy on the pallet and a nice drinker. (2023)

4.2
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
sample from bottle on 11/16/11. golden pour with a small white head. floral / herbal hop nose with bread notes. medium body with an herbal bitterness, sweet caramel and bread notes. dry bitter finish.

3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Bright straw, a little cloudy, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Very soft hop aroma, smidgen of citrus.   A little muted on the tongue, in otherwords its very light on hop flavor.   Has a bit of biscuitiness to it.   Somewhat reminds me of an English Pale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Backside leaves a bit to be desired.   Finishes too quick, and falls off the tongue very quickly.   I thought this one would be the opposite, but its not.   Decent little beer, if a little underwhelming.


3.6
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Golden yellow, white cover. Aroma is spicy, piney hops, some crackery malt, but little malt character. Taste is the same, nice West Coast hop juice, light bodied.

3
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at Colibris, SF. Another meh session brew from Firestone I’ve had in the past couple days. This was a fairly dark hued brew with a nice fluffy head and a nose of toasted malts and mild hops. Some more liveliness to taste, with bright fruits and a semi-bitter finish, but could easily pass for a modest amber rather than an APA.

3.5
notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle - clear pale golden - frothy, lasting lace - nose is earthy hops (pine, citrus rind) and crisp, crackery maltiness (quite pleasant, really) - flavor starts with a lightly prickly acidity - taste is crisp, clean, lean malts, moderately earthy, woody hops - a bit of zesty citrus - finish is spicy/peppery - straightforward, almost simple, but very balanced, tasty and refreshing.


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