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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,552 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,552
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 68
Gots: 133 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-23-2002

No notes at this time.
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tasted:Dec. 22, 2014 12 oz. bottle

Poured into a pint glass, 50 degrees.

Looks: Rich lemon-gold color. Hazy. Made little head that disappeared quickly. lacing lasted.

Smell: citrus, fresh, floral

Tastes: floral taste follows nose, quite hoppy with any malt sweetness buried. Way more hoppy than I expected for an American Pale Ale, Why not just call it a IPA?

Feels: Thin with little body, low carbonation, mildly dry bitterness in the finish

Overall: I expected balance and so am disappointed in the strong hop forward bitterness of this beer. I am not a fan of bitter beer so I may be a poor judge. Look to the reviews of the drinkers who like IPAs. I won’t buy again.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: floral, soapy;

T: floral that build through the finish; not really getting any malt; low to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: a bit thin; moderate carbonation;

O: good, but not remarkable;

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.