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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,146 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1146
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%


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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madtappers

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best of the Firestone Walker beers that are bottled.

I have tried both on tap and in the bottle, and prefer the the tap over the bottle.

Beer is very drinkable has a great hop smell without the hop after taste. This beer can easily been sesioned without getting overwhemled by hops. Must be the oak barrel fermentaion process that gives the beer the smooth drinkablity.

Would recomend this beer to both the beer snob and the beer novice!

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2008 19:27:37 | More by madtappers
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Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.