Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
poured from a 12oz bottle into my arrogant bastard pint glass. The body is a pristinely clear yellow gold topped with a creamy off white banana colored head. This falls moderately and leaves some nice thick lacing on the glass.
The scents is a smooth floral hoppy one, the malt is there in the background providing a grainy corn flake type deal.
The flavor is great, it's a balance between the malt and hop which is quite impressive. There is a tiny tiny amount of bitterness in the end, mostly a floral hop flavor though. I didn't get any fruits from it, it tastes very spring-planty. The malty sweetness comes out as honey, like a piece of hawaiin sweet bread with a thin glazed of honey on it.
The mouthfeel is high quality for a beer of this alcohol content, very smooth malty feel which fills the mouth and invites the palate.
The drinkability is good, it's not a chugger but you can definitely session this brew to your hearts content.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2010 04:24:52 | More by dwilson01
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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 1,142 ratings.