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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,282 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,282
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 55
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-23-2002)
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Appearance: Pours out a fine saffron yellow shade, which looks just as appealing sitting in the glass. A fairly tall head is produced, eggshell white, with generous lacing and tends to linger for a good amount of time. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

Smell: Smells mildly sweet, certainly yeasty with a hint of toasted malts and subtle bittery hops. Otherwise it does not smell especially notable.

Taste: Now this is one tasty beer! First few sips were nice and biting. I could taste the malty characteristics right away, along with the hoppy character that I noted prior in smelling. The latter flavor lingers somewhat, but it is not unpleasant in the slightest. It tastes quite good after a few more sips are had. It's not especially bitter, but just enough to remind you that it's a pale ale. A good one at that.

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It is a great combintion of sweet and bitter with a backround taste/finish that is pleasantly unusual.
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Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.