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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

1,495 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 106 | 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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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yet another Firestone Walker single I grabbed from the house of 1,000 beers. 2/12/13 damn this beer is over 4 months old.
A - Actually spot on for a pale ale good orange yellow tone with a 1/4 of head that pulls back to a hella sticky lace ring.
S - Piney, herbal, almost minty hops meets mild pale malts and a touch of sweet malts mostly crystal.
T - Clean dry hopped taste of floral and citrus variety, crystal and sweet cracker malts have a nice edge. Slightly bitter finish.
M - Light to medium, somewhat watery compared to other FW offerings.

Overall the flavor is great and the ABV makes it session able or chug able, if only I could find this by the case. great tasting pale ale.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasting notes from 12/11/10-(cask ale) pours hazy yellow in color with a small off white head that faded quickly; basically zero lacing, as it all slid down very fast.

Smells of floral hops, sweet malt, caramel, light grains, lemon zest, grapefruit, coriander and grass or hay; overall all sweet and fruity, like citrus fruit.

Tastes of floral hops, piney hops, sweet malt, caramel, light grains, lemon, grapefruit, coriander, orange peel, herbs, grass and/or hay; nice hoppy and malty combo with good balance.

Mouthfeel is creamy and almost watery, with very light carbonation, a light body and an easy feel. High drinkability, as this is a very smooth and easy to drink; a definite session beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of barleywinebrewer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what a fascinating extra from a recent trade. There's lots of reviews (131) already posted and given I hear most often about this brewery for their bigger beers its neat to be able to try this beer.

this was a nice golded colored brew with a pleasent hop character. I had this on a very hot day with a barbeque diner. I would recommend this beer for a nice warm weather session beer. low abv and a nice clean hop flavor. yeah, this worked.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear, golden color with a small white head that maintains. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a nice blend of piney and floral hops with a hint of caramel malt lurking beneath.

Piney and floral hops upfront with a medium bitterness. A nice mild caramel malt flavor appears midway and rides along with the hops through the finish.

Medium-light body, medium carbonation.

Solid APA across the board, and definitely has the California vibe to it. Will make a return in my fridge as often as I can find it.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.