Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer does not look like I expected. it is light reddish gold with almost no head. I've never seen a pale pale ale really, but here it is. The smell is dominated by hops. Rose hips, pine resin, and green tea, with a sweet note underlying it all. The taste is refreshing and, again, floral. The hops dominate but not too hoppy. The aftertaste is completely dominated by hops. The beer is refreshing but a bit astringent. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, despite its appearance. The carbonation adds to the crisp taste to make this a very refreshing brew indeed. The drinkability is good. The alcohol content puts this one into the realm of session beer and the crispness reminds me of a dry cider. This is a good beer and a good primer on what aroma hops are. I need to find a beer newby to use this as a lesson.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2007 02:21:16 | More by roblowther
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Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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