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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

1,498 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 108 | 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 +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It is a golden yellow/orange with a lace white head.

S: The is a nice subtle hop aroma with some caramel notes to it.

T: The is a nice sharp hop flavor. There is a dry Belgian character that adds nice flavored to the secessionible beer.

M: Very thin and has a great carbonation bite.

O: Good, not great. Get it if you can but there are better pale ales out there.

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange color with a 1" head. Some light lacing develops. The aroma is nice as floral hops and oranges are easily detectable. The flavor was nice as malt and floral hops were nicely balanced, but the malt came across as slightly sweeter than other pale ales. The citrus (orange tones) were quite strong.

The mouthfeel was smooth and it had a medium body. The finish was relatively short with bitterness and citrus lasting on the tongue. Nicely drinkable, but the sweetness may be a turnoff to some here.

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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%

Photo of mjl21
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Antica in Mill Valley. Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. No abv info given.

A-Pours a clear golden amber with a 3/4 finger white head that has some respectable staying power. Lots of active bubbles can be seen and it has good lace.

S-Quite subdued at first. I get some bread and a touch of citrus. As it warms the citrus, particularly orange, hop character begins to really shine. It also picks up on some sweet malt as it sits in the glass.

T-The bread flavor is apparent early. It is quite crisp and has a little hint of sweet malt mid-palate. The citrus really hits at the end resulting in a little bitterness level.

M-Lighter bodied and crisply carbonated.

D-Very refreshing beer that is not heavy and low in abv.

This seemed to be a very fresh keg and it was full of citrus kick. It was consumed on a warm summer's night and it hit the spot.

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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 1,498 ratings.