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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,449 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 90 | 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%

jtransel, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

eDawgs, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dmorgan310, May 03, 2014
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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.

mjl21, Sep 29, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Skunkdrool, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

TX-Badger, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

2neardead, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

AlpacaAlpaca, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jzlyo, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of raynmoon
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +4.2%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cwelsh55, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

GregDuB65, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Amerikon, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

WoostaBia, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +4.2%

Guyute, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JuliusCaesar, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Stevie_Janowski, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JGLittle, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

savagepm, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +4.2%

mythaeus, Aug 24, 2013
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.