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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,285 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 55
Gots: 56 | 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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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-08-2014 04:38:36 | More by Juno_Malone
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-26-2012 18:02:09 | More by arash1000
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-05-2014 14:06:38 | More by discharmingly
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jbuckley1972

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-31-2014 21:13:41 | More by jbuckley1972
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-27-2014 23:57:21 | More by KeyWestGator
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oceanpeak

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-02-2013 20:46:27 | More by oceanpeak
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-03-2013 23:17:54 | More by outoffocus
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-26-2014 21:15:04 | More by Kurmaraja
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-19-2013 03:49:20 | More by Amedlin18
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jaywes754

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-18-2014 23:44:46 | More by jaywes754
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2014 00:17:27 | More by Oakenator
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jdhowe

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 2/12/13) into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful, clear golden color with a half finger of white, quickly dissipating head. Very nice to look at.

S: Smell is crisp and clean, with hops and sweet fruit making up the primary notes. Nothing overwhelming or complex here -- just, pure, simple, good.

T: A bit of a let-down, but very drinkable. Malt and citrus dominate with a little hint of hop bitterness rising and then overstaying its welcome. The hop flavors don't seem prominent nearly so much as in the nose, and this is a disappointment. Not bad, but not as good as I had hoped after seeing/smelling it, either. I would expect more hop flavor from something dry-hopped and wonder if this bottle might not be too old.

M: very drinkable. Carbonation that fills the mouth lends itself to a refreshing drink that finishes smoothly, if maybe a bit overly bitter for a refreshing sessionable drink.

O: Good beer. Not great, but good. I would like this much more if there were either more hop flavor or less hop bitterness, and I feel like they've missed the balance with this one. That said, it doesn't ruin the beer by any stretch of the imagination, and I would be happy to drink this again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:47:19 | More by jdhowe
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Eweber

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-27-2013 17:05:19 | More by Eweber
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chadlebald

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sort of dark golden (almost an amber hue to it). Solid initial head that tapered off quickly but leaves a nice 'cling' to the sides as its drank. Smell is very floral right out of the gate, but with a slight caramely sweetness.

Lots of hoppy flavor that if I were blind tasting it, would say it was an IPA. I think it does have a fair amount of malt balance, though. On the whole, it drinks 'dry'.

Feels full in the mouth, and hits the taste buds evenly at first before lingering more in the mid tongue.

I am far from being a hophead even though I seek out hoppy beers on occasion. This is one that I would seek out more often I think, since it's just at that point of not overdoing it. In other words, I could order more than one in a session, whereas with IPAs, I usually switch after just one.

"Two bottoms up"

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2007 04:35:21 | More by chadlebald
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_RL_

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-22-2014 06:46:42 | More by _RL_
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-03-2014 04:19:37 | More by Marco_Gtz
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ESkirv

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-18-2014 04:57:39 | More by ESkirv
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jesus808

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2012 03:07:08 | More by jesus808
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-09-2014 03:52:48 | More by MonkeyBread
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MasterPenguins

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2014 00:59:10 | More by MasterPenguins
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sevenshubby

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-13-2013 21:33:32 | More by sevenshubby
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-04-2013 03:09:22 | More by kew
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-08-2013 22:38:51 | More by herman77
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imperiallibations

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-24-2013 23:18:07 | More by imperiallibations
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ColiLovesRegen13


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-15-2012 03:45:58 | More by ColiLovesRegen13
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.