Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CommanderOfAwesome:
4.46/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 2/21/13 poured into a snifter glass. Reviewing this compared to other pale ales.
A: Pours a yellow golden with 2 finger fluffy white head and tons of carbonation bubbles. Fantastic head retention with lacing prominent on the glass.
S: The aroma on this beer is pretty strong, which is remarkable for a 4.8% beer. Strong citrus grapefruit, slight pineapple and lemon zest. Caramel malt backing it up. Really strong, can def tell the dry hopping. This aroma is right up there with Zombie Dust.
T: Sweet citrus flavor, refreshing as hell with just a slight bitter dry finish. Light sweet malt making itself known. On the hoppy side for APA.
M: light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation goes down easy. Leaves the mouth with a slight sweetness that coats the mouth with a slight bitter after finish.
O: A fantastic APA and one of my go to's. I would easily put this up there with 3 Floyds Zombie Dust, and an underrated beer on BA for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 19:05:32 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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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
3.43/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A-Pours a clear, orange gold. A half an inch of white froth settles on the beer's body. Laces well.
S-Balanced, even leaning toward the maltier side. Sweet honey, white bread and some floral hoppiness.
T-Maltier. The malt reminds me definitely of honey. Malt is relatively airy but more forward than the hops. Hops give me some light flavors of flowers and sweet orange.
M-More body than I thought would be there. Lots of soft bubbles.
O-A bit disappointing. I was able to put down my pint very quickly, though because none of the flavors were actually off putting.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2014 01:04:21 | More by VelvetExtract
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.