Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.