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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,405 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 64
Gots: 83 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Schmuckles, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Golden, lighter color than expected, just a touch hazy, decent head with a small amount of lacing

Smell - Biscuit and a bit of toasty malts right up front, some honey sweetness, hops not very prominent with some floral and sweet citrus notes

Feel/Taste - Feel is nice and smooth medium-light body with gentle carb, feels full for the ABV. Taste mimics nose but in reverse: hops are more prevalent and start off with a little orangey citrus and herbal/floral notes, then the malts trail behind with some lightly toasted biscuit flavor. Light flavors all around, but well balanced. Pretty dry on the finish with feint lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - Excellent APA. They crammed a lot of nicely balanced flavor into just a 4.8% ABV brew, and maybe more impressive is the body, which seems bigger than it really is. Very drinkable and sessionable.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Good beer, enjoyable, refreshing good body and nice balance, not strong, not hoppy, light if that makes sense easy to drink

tonafernandez, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Not the strongest of Pale Ales (in terms of flavor) but one that goes down pretty smoothly. Pours a very thin head and it's lighter than expected in color. I would happily drink it again but it will not be given priority over other better APAs that can be purchased in my area.

Salt-n-Beer, Aug 23, 2014
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Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.