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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 59
Gots: 76 | 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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Parra19


1.08/5  rDev -71.9%

08-20-2014 22:37:34 | More by Parra19
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-20-2014 22:02:31 | More by millerbuffoon
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TequilaVoodoo


3.81/5  rDev -1%

08-20-2014 07:24:34 | More by TequilaVoodoo
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Professor_Yeesh

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-20-2014 04:48:35 | More by Professor_Yeesh
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-20-2014 00:50:32 | More by Zetcha7x
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RanchHand

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

08-19-2014 23:39:35 | More by RanchHand
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Tbrown60

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +26.8%

08-19-2014 20:26:30 | More by Tbrown60
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-19-2014 18:41:30 | More by TGanyone
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RobTheKnob

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-18-2014 23:56:16 | More by RobTheKnob
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-18-2014 14:00:53 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Hootie159

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-17-2014 23:50:27 | More by Hootie159
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-17-2014 19:59:33 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-17-2014 15:11:17 | More by malfunxion
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JayPeso

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-16-2014 19:14:35 | More by JayPeso
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Radome

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2014 05:21:02 | More by Radome
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sjrodriguez

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-14-2014 05:19:25 | More by sjrodriguez
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CarlosRuizsChauffeur

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6.8%

A: Very clear and translucent, maybe a little too pale. Light-medium golden color with a thin white head and medium lacing
S: Smells really hoppy relative to the alcohol content. Smells of an assortment of citrus
T: Pure, clean and smooth, but nothing too special. Tastes of pineapple, Valencia orange, coriander, and slight bite of spice. Very little taste of any wheat or malts
M: Lacks enough carbonation, but is considerably smooth. Wish this ale had a little more bite or zing
O: Decent beer, but nothing too special. Is somewhat drinkable even though it tastes pretty hoppy. There is not that biscuit or bread taste you want with a pale ale, and instead we were given the modern taste of ales with a hoppy body and aftertaste and no balance of malts

08-12-2014 23:44:14 | More by CarlosRuizsChauffeur
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cardinals22

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2014 22:59:34 | More by cardinals22
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Robyn

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-10-2014 05:24:03 | More by Robyn
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Rich1818

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-09-2014 15:40:49 | More by Rich1818
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bnelson997

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-09-2014 06:18:17 | More by bnelson997
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JAeiou

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-09-2014 04:02:37 | More by JAeiou
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amalahow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-09-2014 01:09:57 | More by amalahow
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seedyone

New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

10/09/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Disclaimer: I've become extremely partial to Firestone-Walker stuff. I usually don't like anything IPA-ish at all, but they have shown me, with the right hand at the helm, this stuff can get me where I want to be. This is one such concoction.

The hops in the aroma are are barely there yet on the tongue they jump out to greet you...check that...welcome you.

The aftertaste is something else again. It hit my palate, the upper back of my mouth, with the strongest taste of all. What was left, was back to being very civilized, hop-wise. The taste lingered leaving me regretting I have no appetite, as this is what could make a great pairing with the right dish.

A drink with this much distinction, combined with it's subtlety is rare in my experience. A true showcase for what hops, in the right hands, can do for a brew. Kudos.

08-08-2014 17:43:09 | More by seedyone
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DutchcdnTEXAN

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-07-2014 01:28:39 | More by DutchcdnTEXAN
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.