1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Pale 31Pale 31

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

1,469 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,469
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 98 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pale 31 Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,469 | Reviews: 481 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TayCO802
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TayCO802, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Stillyman11
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Stillyman11, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Shnanign
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Shnanign, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ffshore545
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

ffshore545, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

aoampm, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Bushwacker393
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Bushwacker393, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Soterios
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Soterios, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of jeiiVP
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jeiiVP, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Pete_Orr
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pete_Orr, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Azeotrope
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

Azeotrope, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of pjd8406
4/5  rDev +4.2%

pjd8406, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of kellyct
4/5  rDev +4.2%

kellyct, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of NeilFlaiz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

NeilFlaiz, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Schmuckles
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Schmuckles, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of beerhast
3/5  rDev -21.9%

beerhast, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
4.07/5  rDev +6%

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Golden, lighter color than expected, just a touch hazy, decent head with a small amount of lacing

Smell - Biscuit and a bit of toasty malts right up front, some honey sweetness, hops not very prominent with some floral and sweet citrus notes

Feel/Taste - Feel is nice and smooth medium-light body with gentle carb, feels full for the ABV. Taste mimics nose but in reverse: hops are more prevalent and start off with a little orangey citrus and herbal/floral notes, then the malts trail behind with some lightly toasted biscuit flavor. Light flavors all around, but well balanced. Pretty dry on the finish with feint lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - Excellent APA. They crammed a lot of nicely balanced flavor into just a 4.8% ABV brew, and maybe more impressive is the body, which seems bigger than it really is. Very drinkable and sessionable.

Redneckwine, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4/5  rDev +4.2%

AlpacaAlpaca, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +4.2%

WDJersey, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

Lagerquestrian, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of NorCalAussie
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

NorCalAussie, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of tonafernandez
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Good beer, enjoyable, refreshing good body and nice balance, not strong, not hoppy, light if that makes sense easy to drink

tonafernandez, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Thothamon
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thothamon, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of PBIU
4/5  rDev +4.2%

PBIU, Aug 27, 2014
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,469 ratings.