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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,308 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,308
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 54
Gots: 64 | 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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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2013 23:58:16 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2013 04:14:50 | More by cwelsh55
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paulromeroii

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-10-2013 06:33:56 | More by paulromeroii
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-08-2013 16:26:42 | More by HopsHopenstein
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-04-2013 03:09:22 | More by kew
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WizzardOfHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2013 11:04:57 | More by WizzardOfHops
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-02-2013 23:38:31 | More by ucsbmullet
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jkn09

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-02-2013 14:57:05 | More by jkn09
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obrike

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a sixer on the recommendation of my beer guy.

Pours a light golden orange with a thin white head...disappates fairly quickly and leaves just a bit of lace.

I really enjoyed the scent...especially considering this has under 5% booze. Citrus, mainly orange and cantelope hops and a bit of sweet malt. Impressive.

Had a good dose of hops over a solid caramel malt backbone. Citrus hops with a hint of pine. A tiny bitter bite at the end, but well balanced. Super easy drinking. Almost goes down like a light beer...but with actual hop taste!

I think this is a nice summer/pool pale ale. Well balanced with low abv means you can have quite a few in a sitting and maintain. A little pricey, but if you're looking for a tasty sessionable pale aler with a good hop profile...look no further.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:32:19 | More by obrike
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MadCat

New Jersey

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

Appearance: A very clear golden yellow, with a short white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Very aromatic hops, piney, herbal, and a little grapefruit

Taste: More piney hops, with some grapefruit in there, some bitterness on the finish, though not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Light body, full carbonation, good for this style.

Overall: A very good beer, and a very good example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:38:52 | More by MadCat
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dar482

New York

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is a golden copper pale color.

The flavor has a huge round grain maltiness at the end. The hops in this beer are quite light, nothing too powerful.

The mouthfeel is a bit light, but the malt roundness really gives it some decent body.

In the end, I prefer the sweetness and juiciness that Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 20:44:46 | More by dar482
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2013 10:56:40 | More by Snellgg5
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cdwil

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2013 20:20:11 | More by cdwil
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2013 06:38:04 | More by SocalKicks
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gefinley

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-28-2013 06:23:00 | More by gefinley
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-27-2013 16:18:57 | More by Jason1337
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-27-2013 00:23:08 | More by pkalix
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-27-2013 00:07:46 | More by Number3red
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Amerikon

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2013 05:01:28 | More by Amerikon
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-25-2013 23:32:29 | More by Tiernan
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superspak

Michigan

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

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/15/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, light grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Light floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, light pine, bread, and light honey after the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is damn good session pale ale! Very nice balance of hop and malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. No complaints at all, really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 03:56:41 | More by superspak
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2013 09:41:38 | More by browniewithnuts
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-22-2013 02:45:03 | More by Lurkerson
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 04:47:58 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-20-2013 04:48:48 | More by Maillard
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,308 ratings.