Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Callenak:
4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a nice, clean copper with a decent white head.
S - Smells great. Not overtly hoppy, but a definite American hop presence.
T - A great example of an APA. My only complaint would be it's to balanced, I love hops, but I know this isn't an IPA. A good caramel, malt backbone to this beer. Less bitter and more sweet than say SNPA, but a nice relief from it too. If firestone were to take this recipe and up the hops to make an IPA out of it, it would be amazing. Much better than the Nectar Ales IPA, which I already enjoy.
For the style, this beer is great. Highly enjoyable and very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2006 21:14:20 | More by Callenak
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3.71/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Poured from the 12oz bottle to my glass with a fairly clear golden yellow body. A cap forms on the brew to about a finger but the fizzy texture alludes to me the poor retention. The head dies down to a small ring that leaves spotty lacing.
S- Aroma presents a nice blend of malts and hops. Prevalent aromas are of cracked cereal grains, citrus and floral hops as well as yeast bread and light fruits. A bit faint compared to some APAs but I don't have to stress too much to pick up what's happening.
T- Follows the nose and presents a balanced APA flavor. The hops are crisp with mostly flavors of citrus zest and oil as well as floral notes. They do bring slight herbal and spicy hints but those are secondary. Base of cereal grains, biscuit, lightly sweet and crystal malts with a fruity bready American Ale yeast coming into play.
MF- Light bodied with a crisp, creamy texture that has some fizziness to it. Carbonation at a high end level which lends that crispiness and helps the hops shine. Light bitter finish.
Simple but enjoyable APA that provides a nice mix of Cascade citrus with some spicy, floral hops as well. Crisp and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 01:47:46 | More by cbutova
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.