RATINGS: 1134   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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3.8
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle thanks to visionaries!
Bright copper, lacing, soapy white head. Strong nose of crackers, orange, soap, and lemon pine-sol. Balanced flavor of orange, pine, cracker, metal, and grass. Sticky, soapy body, thick enough but with light hop and bubblegum sweetness through the finish. Enjoyable and with a lot to enjoy, but its mouthfeel certainly could use some toning down, and overall, its a bit too aggressive to be called an APA.

2.4
jgb9348 (6588) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Nice crisp clear golden coloured body with a slightly copper tint and a very thin pale white head. Aroma of odd fruits, some hops, candy, figs and a touch of nuts. Medium-bodied; Thinnish yeast/cardboard flavour with a touch of hops, some very mild hops and not-so-pleasant sugars at the tail end. Aftertaste shows hop dryness, some mild caramel, a touch of fruits and a pale funk at the end .Overall, not so great, and surely not anywhere close to what i’d expect from seeing these ratings on a style that I really enjoy. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 15-April-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 16-May-2010.

3.4
tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2010
On tap in the brewer’s/friends area at Dark Lord Day 2010. Dispensed with a golden color, an average, off white head, and some clingy spots and streaks of lacing. The nose was perfumy mid-fruit and some background citrus. The flavor showed a good balance of malt and hop bitterness. Nothing over the top. Crisp, clean, and very sessionable, with a pleasant dryness to the finish.

3.6
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
This bottle was a great extra that I received in a recent trade! 22 oz bottle. A- Body is a nearly transparent golden yellow. Pours with an approximately 1 finger foamy white head and leaves some lacing behind in the glass. S-Sweet pale malt collides with a semi-bright citrus and piny hop presence. Nose is on the hoppier side of APAs T-Upfront is a minimal balance of seltzer flavor and some piny flavor with a substantial sweet pale malt backbone. There is a touch of piny and floral hops as well as a sudden quick burst of citrus flavor for the finish and a medium strength hop bitterness lingering. Though my description sounds very hoppy the flavors are all pretty subtle and the general balance of the beer comes through the most. P-High tingly carbonation and light body that is still full and drinkable. O- This is a decent-definitely above average APA that, to me, is pretty typical for the style. It really doesn’t have anything unique and it is quite drinkable-but not my favorite APA. I’m all over the place with this style as it is and this example falls somewhere in the middle of the road. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-15-2009 02:41:09

3.6
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
very nice surprise. Pours a goldenhue with a small head. Aroma is light floral hops and the flavor is a refreshing blend of fruity hops. Thumbs up!

3.7
Capa (3628) - DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pale golden with a fluffy, tan, head. Nice crisp citrus hops, some sweet malts in the aroma. Easy drinking. Nice citrus, floral, light malts, with a solid crispness to finish it off. Could easily put down a few of these at the bar.

3.2
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma picked up mild juicy citrus and pine hoppage over a soft caramel and bready base.. simple, but pleasant. The flavor found toffee and lesser honey sweetness at the core.. black peppery notes and juicy citrus bitterness around.. well-balanced with a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Light-bodied with a little bit lower carbonation than I’d like on the palate.. other than that, spicy and tasty.. very, very drinkable.

3.1
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2010
Decent Pale... not too much to say about this one. Tastes like an English ale with a little extra bitterness, very light head from bottle, very drinkable but not memorable. Serve cold.

3.8
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a nice clear dark blond/red with very little head. This aroma is pretty hoppy for a pale ale and there is a kind of a woody undertone. There is more bitter than carmel or toffee flavors and a nice light dry finish. A great beer to drink all night.

3.5
popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
This beer has a nice, clear golden color and a bubbly but relatively light head. The nose is hoppy, citric and floral, with a balancing malt sweetness. The taste is balanced with some good hop bitterness which is balanced out nicely for a smooth pale ale flavor. There’s a lot of citrus from the hops. The feel is fairly light with good carbonation for its lightness. It’s a very drinkable pale ale.


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