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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,307 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,307
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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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-10-2012 17:36:11 | More by bifrost17
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Willytee3

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-08-2012 21:30:21 | More by Willytee3
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AgentMunky

California

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled pint glass at the Rose & Crown.

A: A finger of white head tops a clear golden beer. Heavy lace.

S: Fruity, aromatic hops. Crisp, bitter, and citrusy. Very nice.

T: Mm. Delicious, light-bodied pale ale. Hops are prominent and tasty, but with little body to back it up. Light, biscuity malt. Bitter aftertaste.

M: Not the best. But maybe that's just me knocking pale ales.

O: Great pale ale! Highly recommended for the style. Highly drinkable and sufficiently hoppy. Would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 03:52:17 | More by AgentMunky
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-06-2012 04:32:13 | More by Ncpogs
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2GOOFY

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-05-2012 19:09:56 | More by 2GOOFY
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-05-2012 13:46:22 | More by Texasfan549
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HMWastedDays


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

10-05-2012 10:51:59 | More by HMWastedDays
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jpbebeau

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-04-2012 15:17:39 | More by jpbebeau
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-03-2012 03:23:28 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-27-2012 03:17:01 | More by kjkinsey
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-26-2012 18:02:09 | More by arash1000
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-18-2012 00:29:22 | More by Chugs13
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +29.9%

09-15-2012 05:45:23 | More by CEDAMA
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Paige

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-14-2012 22:40:27 | More by Paige
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mylar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-11-2012 00:28:01 | More by mylar
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-09-2012 21:10:56 | More by Backlash209
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bhir

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-09-2012 17:42:07 | More by bhir
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Brilliant yellow-gold with a small one-finger white head. Lacing very minimal.

S - Cracker malt, yeast, fruity esters, and floral hops.

T - Big juicy fruitiness forward (grapefruit, tangerine, and pear), followed by some hop flower, which carries through the finish. Not much malt presence at all, just a bit of wafer resting in the background A hint of diacetyl in the mid-palate. Very clean.

M - Light bodied and aggressively carbonated. Probably one of the most carbonated beers I have had in a while.

O - A pretty well put together pale ale, but a but on the hoppy/floral side, whereas I personally prefer a bit more malt forward. But still, a decent beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 23:07:20 | More by TempeBeerMan
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pepelemofo

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-08-2012 02:39:17 | More by pepelemofo
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-07-2012 19:25:27 | More by mendvicdog
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-07-2012 16:55:46 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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mactrail

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light in weight but the flavors seem quite appropriate to the lower alcohol and the general thin and crisp body. A clear yellow in the glass, a nice head, and plenty of carbonation. Sharp and refreshing.

Quite a delicious but delicate hoppy flavor. The nose is really flowery. Brewery says this is dry hopped with Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook. Some resins and pine in the flavor. Some understated malt with a fresh, bready flavor. The combination is totally drinkable. Even the bitterness is just right. You can taste that it's bitter, but somehow it's a pleasing hoppy flavor rather than a medicinal taste.

The one I had to sample was icy cold, and it stands up very well to the chill with its fragrance and crisp flavor. It's one beer to chill when you want a cold one. From the 12 oz bottle. I am getting to be a Firestone fan.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 04:38:16 | More by mactrail
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass, served at the Blind Tiger.

Firestone Walker Pale 31 pours a brilliantly clear goldenrod, darkening towards orange when the beer's less well lit. A light dusting of white foam caps the beer, but doesn't provide much opportunity for either head retention or lacing. The nose has a nice floral aroma, offset by some juicy grapefruit notes. It doesn't quite jump out if the glass as much as it could though. The flavor is fantastic, just about perfectly balanced for a pale ale. There's a solid foundation of caramel sweetness right up front. The bitterness that comes through is enough to let you know it's there, but definitely stays short of IPA level intensity. The hoppy close is that classic floral, citrus grapefruit flavor. If I had to nitpick, I would say that the finish could stand to be a little more intense/vibrant, but it's pretty close. The body is nice, a little bit solid while not becoming too heavy for a sub 5%ABV beer. The carbonation is definitely a touch muted though. Pale 31 is another reminder that I should consider myself lucky to have Firestone Walker readily available locally.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 20:43:13 | More by axeman9182
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-05-2012 19:54:14 | More by kylemckinnis
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alli4051

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-04-2012 03:43:57 | More by alli4051
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.