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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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lehueve

Mexico

3.89/5  rDev +1%

A - Pours a golden clear color with a white head. Nice lacing and good carbonation.

S - The aroma is probably the best part of this beer. I get some grass, herbs, grapefruit and some orange peel. Very refreshing

T - Kind of dissapointed on the taste. Is too watery but i can identify some citrusy fruits, grapefruit, orange peel and some tangerine.

M - The mouthfeel is light, as it warms up it becomes a little more creamy. Good beer for a warm day.

O - Good refreshing beer but for me not like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Torpedo. I could give it a shot again but under different environment in a warm saturday right after lunch.

11-16-2013 03:43:53 | More by lehueve
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cfitterer

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2013 01:57:14 | More by cfitterer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 02:04:17 | More by st9647v3
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2013 06:47:27 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Kastler

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-09-2013 22:28:32 | More by Kastler
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2013 01:55:32 | More by StevenLaValley
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DAllspaw

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

This is the most balanced APA I have had. For me, SNPA sets the style, and is a huge favorite of mine, so very pleased to see this has a similar profile, owing to the cascade hops for certain.

I prefer the malt flavor of this a bit more, less Munich I believe than SNPA, this is a wonderful beer, great everyday drinker.

11-08-2013 15:53:21 | More by DAllspaw
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TheMarkE

California

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%

Appearance: Nice shade of gold with good head that sticks around. Very good lacing and plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Grass, herbs, citrus, and malts.

Taste: Grass, citrus, herbs and malts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, with a bitter hop aftertaste.

The Verdict: Very good. About as hoppy as a pale ale could get without crossing into IPA category, and much hoppier than a lot of cheap offbrand IPAs without their nasty bitterness. Another winning brew from Firestone.

11-08-2013 00:27:32 | More by TheMarkE
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rdub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-07-2013 06:35:59 | More by rdub
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Pjev11

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-04-2013 03:27:17 | More by Pjev11
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-02-2013 03:12:53 | More by Todd
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attometer00

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-01-2013 20:31:52 | More by attometer00
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TheRealPour

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-01-2013 02:57:54 | More by TheRealPour
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-31-2013 00:12:43 | More by KingBiscuit
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ananddullabh

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-26-2013 21:53:10 | More by ananddullabh
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-26-2013 00:43:36 | More by elcrawl
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 16:54:35 | More by Beermazter310
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-21-2013 16:41:29 | More by timwardjr
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 02:58:23 | More by BigJYoungblood
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-20-2013 22:59:05 | More by drummermattie02
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-19-2013 16:35:56 | More by BayouBengal1537
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Jdbateman83

California

3.81/5  rDev -1%

Im not a fan of hops, and this beer is a little hopy, but for a person that does not like hops its actually pretty good. The bitterness is controlled, a little much on the carbonation, but overall another finer from Firestone. This is by know means a light beer, lots of flavor, and lots to enjoy.

10-19-2013 02:14:25 | More by Jdbateman83
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-18-2013 20:41:47 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoyed along with a lunch--roast beef sandwich with horseradish and french fries--at the Bellagio while on vacation in Las Vegas. Served out of a 12 oz brown bottle with the bottling date 08/12/13 marked clearly on the base of the label and poured into a medium-sized goblet.

Appearance - Pours a transparent golden amber with subtle copper shadowing and maize highlights. Atop the body rests an effervescent and delicate-looking head of about a finger thick, the color of cream. Retention is moderate and leaves sparse lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell - Bright and refreshing, with traces of grass and herbs peeking out through a bouquet of citrus notes and light acidity. The biscuity pale malts also shine through to balance out the sharper aroma with some bready roundness. Overall quite a balanced aroma.

Taste - Like the aroma, notes of toasted sourdough and butter cracker play with more astringent aspects of grassiness and pine, along with a more subtle citrus component at this point. Light bitterness like baby garden greens flashes on the finish and lingers for just a second on the aftertaste. Since it fades quickly, like many APAs, it makes for easy drinkability.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a crisp finish and quickly fading aftertaste.

Overall, a balanced and highly drinkable take on this great style and it has plenty of flavor for a 4.8% beer. I would gladly order this again with food or to take home to crack open for an easy drinking beer that won't knock me on my ass. Unfortunately, it's not too common in my local market, otherwise I'd likely find myself drinking it quite a bit.

10-15-2013 06:15:18 | More by LambicPentameter
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Rihup

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2013 01:29:35 | More by Rihup
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.