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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,417 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,417
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 65
Gots: 85 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

2neardead, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

AlpacaAlpaca, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jzlyo, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of raynmoon
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's a crystal clear yellowish gold, with a small hint of orange to it.

It smells amazing, a nice citrusy hop aroma to it, almost like oranges & cream and some pine.

This is, as other people have mentioned, like a miniature or junior Union Jack. It has the same, or similar hop profile, but with a light body to it; my only knock.

raynmoon, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

cwelsh55, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

GregDuB65, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Amerikon, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprising little Pale Ale here...

Very pungent citrusy hoppy aromas roll out of the glass with this one... Very similar to Alpha King to be perfectly honest... Rather pungent...

A nice little blend of citrusy American hops blended with a smooth sweet caramel maltiness... Quite balanced with the hops taking over on the finish... very sessionable...

I liked this one... even following Union Jack and Double Union Jack, this one was assertive and tasty..

Tilley4, Nov 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Guyute, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JuliusCaesar, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stevie_Janowski, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JGLittle, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

savagepm, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a clear gold with a little off-white head. It smelled like lemon and pine hops mixed with malt. It tasted like copper hops balanced evenly with malt. It was pretty thick and oily with a little carbonation, and had a very mild bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a good pale ale, but nothing too special.

Pencible, Mar 27, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mythaeus, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Paccamacca, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as part of 2012 CBI Beer Tasting.

One finger off white head over clear medium amber body. Bready, biscuity malts dominate the nose with floral notes. Taste is certainly malt forward but not in a heavy way, the brown bread taste is complemented by toasted oak notes and floral hops, an interesting taste profile. Mouthfeel is medium, not overly aggressive mouthfeel, decent effervescence. A world-class session ale. Highly recommended.

jdense, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**Please tolerate my 'Short Review Series' which come from sparsley populated notes.

Pours a clear gold with a decent head. Smell is, uh, good! Citrus hops; I'm happy with this. Taste is good clean crisp bitter hops. Very nice. Smooth brew. I like this one. Could easily sit back with a sixer and some Married with Children reruns.

PatronWizard, Apr 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

brauseboof, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DONA812, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerNoobNC, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at the local discount food market.
Light amber with a fairly thick head. There is a nice hoppy, slightly floral aroma. Very pleasant.
The flavor is mostly of hops. Not a lot of malt sweetness to speak of. I'd call this one a nice choice for someone who wants a hoppy little beer without the high ABV penalty or a lot of sweetness.I only bought a single bottle to sample, wish I bought more.

industrialswill, Sep 07, 2010
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,417 ratings.