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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,321 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,321
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 54
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
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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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
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vkv822

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz : Teku
bottled on 01/02/13

Pours a clear golden with a foamy, craggy white head and nice lacing.

Aroma and taste both consist of citric hops upfront, balanced out by a pleasant biscuit malt backing.

Medium body with average, foamy carbonation.

Nothing particularly outstanding, but an easy drinking, well done APA. Hoppy upfront but well balanced overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 07:47:47 | More by vkv822
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2013 04:27:03 | More by scottbrew4u
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Pedrovc

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2013 23:40:23 | More by Pedrovc
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2013 03:51:16 | More by wtkphoto
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-15-2013 06:16:11 | More by Kelp
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kojevergas

Texas

2.64/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nabbed a sixer at my local Vons grocery store. "California Pale Ale Dry Hopped." 4.9% ABV according to the label (not 4.8 as currently listed; I chalk it up to batch variation). Bottled 02/20/13 - that makes this less than two months old, and it's been refrigerated the whole time. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger head of beige colour, fair cream, decent thickness, and pretty good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear pale copper. Not very vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Typical of the style; it's generally appealing.

Sm: Generic floral hop notes. Light citrus. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Pale malts. A mild to moderate strength aroma. Light hop oil.

T: Pale malts, floral hops, light hop oil. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Boring and bland for a pale ale, but passable. A bit grassy. Imbalanced. Decently built. I'm unwderwhelmed.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit oily. Adequate carbonation. It's thin and weak. Suits the flavour profile okay, but it's very wanting.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable for what it is, but very pedestrian. Another underwhelming brew from Firestone Walker. I wouldn't get this again. Hides its ABV decently. Meh.

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Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:30:36 | More by kojevergas
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2013 23:39:08 | More by mquinn919
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-13-2013 21:45:48 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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rfreed

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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shohen

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-07-2013 13:43:53 | More by shohen
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zaptone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-07-2013 10:40:32 | More by zaptone
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,321 ratings.