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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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Photo of BMMillsy
2.76/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On draft at Taphouse in Seattle. Worried they have me the wrong beer. Poured cloudy yellow with a bit of head in a pint glass. Aroma of some citrus and yeast funk. Flavor follows with what can only be described as a bad wheat beer or hefe. Dirty wheat finish, bits of citrus and banana, a touch of sweet citrus hops. Light mouthfeel. Whatever this was it was not good, and I can't imagine my favorite brewery FW would try to pass this off as a pale ale. Blegh. Will have to try again when I visit the west coast.

BMMillsy, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of sj660
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Yellow and bright with a bright white foam; good laces.

Classic pine, citrus hop aroma. Flavor is similar, with a bit of biscuit and grass. Mineral off taste in this pour.

Felt slippery and light.

I will try another one later to make sure this is representative. This isn't representative of Firestone-Walkers beers, which can be great.

sj660, Apr 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

leprakhan, Dec 08, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Sazz9, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

enelson, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

irthesteve, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

wakeuptothesun, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

JulianTellez, Today at 05:07 AM
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

djaeon, Jun 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

aanth, May 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

beerhast, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Robyn, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

PG2G, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

malfunxion, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Rollzroyce21, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

IAMTEAMPONY, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

TimCasby, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of iSip
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Firestone Pale Ale: The deep auburn color is dark for a pale ale, but the brew is perfectly clear. A thick white and pillowy head forms on top, and lasts. A hoppy aroma is present. The flavor lacks any big malt, so the hops come through from start to finish. The finish is lean. This is a very drinkable beer, visually aesthetic, decent in an unassuming way.

Note: My bottle did not have a 31 on it, it just said Pale.

iSip, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

kmanjohnson, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

seanmugs, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Ispeakforthetrees, Sep 07, 2012
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.