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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,418 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 65
Gots: 85 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kylefurlong, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

roblund, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

illini4x4, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

CousinSuzy, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Gstarkey
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer!. I'm from california and I'm all about ipa's and pales and this one really did it for me. The beer pours a really nice golden color and could almost be mistaken for a blonde ale. It smells real floral and has piney notes throughout with a small amount of sweet malt on the back end.

The taste is really crisp, hoppy, and a little sweetness at the end. The beer has a pleasant medium body with a really nice bitterness. I can really understand why the took gold at the world beer cup these guys know how to brew good beer. Overall really high marks all around i think they nailed it and i will be drinking more of this beer. Cheers.

Gstarkey, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mattdbh, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

RblWthACoz, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Trio2shine, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jreveles, Oct 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ezperkins2, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Beer Authority in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper to amber in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit and caramel malts, some light sweetness, with stronger notes of orange/tangerine/citrus, pineapple/tropical, and floral hops.

T: The beer starts out with some light sweetness and biscuit and caramel malts. There are moderate to strong flavors of hops - orange/tangerine/citrus and just a touch of pineapple/tropical. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable with really good flavors and aromas. Easy to drink and sessionable. Well balanced between the sweetness of the malts and bitterness of the hops.

dbrauneis, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bifrost17, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Willytee3, Oct 08, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

AgentMunky, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Ncpogs, Oct 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

2GOOFY, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

HMWastedDays, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jpbebeau, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ObeMaltKinobee, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

arash1000, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Chugs13, Sep 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

CEDAMA, Sep 15, 2012
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.