Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle is dated 02/27/14 so around 2.5 months old.
A: Pours a clear gold with a small, fizzy white head. Head fizzes out pretty quickly to boot. Sparse little streaks of lacing and a little head retention.
S: Pleasant citrus bitterness with bits of pine. Grassy too? Light grainy malt.
T: Yup, grassy mainly up front. Spicy pine in the middle. Maybe some bitter grapefruit peel floating around too? Especially in the lightly bitter aftertaste. Very light malt, a bit of dry cracker in the finish. Crisp, dry and bitter finish/aftertaste.
M: Light bodied and dry. Decent punch of bitterness to go with the dryness in the finish.
O: Honestly not a bad APA. The appearance and aroma is pretty meh but the taste is nice. Surprisingly decent hop character with quite a bit of bitterness. Crisp and refreshing, sessionable for sure. Pretty much the very definition of an APA in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2014 04:04:29 | More by Dope
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.