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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,287 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,287
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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marshmeli

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-23-2013 21:05:13 | More by marshmeli
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Johnny58

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-23-2013 20:36:32 | More by Johnny58
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-23-2013 14:57:19 | More by ToddThompson
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

09-22-2013 12:10:50 | More by charlesjwinkler
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-22-2013 07:40:53 | More by Kopfschuss
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-21-2013 22:35:27 | More by BeerMeColorado
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-21-2013 18:57:38 | More by gshackles
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-21-2013 18:22:08 | More by famous_mortimur
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle given to me by one of my good beer customers that he picked up while out in CA. Poured into a Victory pint glass.

AP: Straw gold colour. I can see my fingers through the glass. White head about 1" fizzling down to 1/8", either way it's not dense at all.
AR: Biscuit, cracker, caramel malt. There's some subtle fruity notes in the background trying to make themselves known: orange, grapefruit, pineapple. There's a floral aroma as well. Nothing is really jumping out and making a bold impression.
T: Taste if better than the nose, thankfully. Pretty much all of the above that were in the nose, though the malt base is more like toasty grains and the main hop note is pink grapefruit with a touch of floral lavender. As it warms a little a hint of lemon mixes in with the GF.
M: Moderately carbonated, body on the lighter side, fairly crisp with a semi-dry finish.
OV: A decent brew, but certainly nothing that is going to 'wow' you. Seems like this was made to be a simple sessionable Pale Ale with a kiss of hops on it, if so then nicely done. However, if someone just shoved a glass in my hand and said 'taste this' without knowing what it was or is supposed to be, I'd probably just say 'it's nice' or 'it's good' and not add anything to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 04:26:50 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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GibbonsTheBeerGuy

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-19-2013 15:28:32 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Mostly clear yellow-gold with a finger of white head.

S - Grassy, citrusy, and sweet.

T - Grassy and herbal hops, a bit of grapefruit and lemon, very slight bitterness, and a good malty sweetness. Well balanced beer, easy drinking, not detectable alcohol.

M - Thin-to-moderate body, moderate carbonation. It has a lingering bittersweetness in the mouth after each sip.

O - Better than I was expecting. An interesting hop profile, well hidden alcohol, and very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 17:37:46 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 19:27:27 | More by Cazlo
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 18:26:21 | More by rxthree
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-15-2013 16:43:49 | More by cclark67789
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-14-2013 23:46:19 | More by ssimpson89
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-13-2013 03:56:01 | More by mc4z
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-12-2013 03:13:22 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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JeltMaaj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-12-2013 03:01:55 | More by JeltMaaj
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-11-2013 20:20:27 | More by banger7
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minterro

Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a sixer at Morgan's in Denver

A&S: On the larger side of hoppy, dominated by citrus hops in the aroma. Lively transparent straw yellow colored beer. About two fingers of fizzy head, that is retained in a thin layer throughout. Notiable

T&M: Pretty bold for a APA, tons of citrus hops (lemon). Not very balanced, but its the an enjoyable beer non the less. Crisp, but not overly carbonated. Medium to low bodied.

Overall: Super easy to drink, but still very flavorful. Nothing very unique, just another well put-together beer. Nothing out of the ordinary for firestone walker.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 23:34:52 | More by minterro
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-08-2013 07:30:11 | More by BKotch
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-08-2013 01:35:16 | More by ccozzi
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-07-2013 18:16:43 | More by ilikebeer03
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-06-2013 04:57:51 | More by jkball01
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-05-2013 23:51:34 | More by madtowndmb1
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.