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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,527 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,527
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 67
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-23-2002

No notes at this time.
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.77/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

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2.91/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another boring, run of the mill IPA...... The market is becoming oversaturated with pale ales and Firestone is no exception. There is nothing memorable about this beer and honestly if I hadn't found an old napkin from the bar I wrote this down on, I wouldn't have even remembered it. It is plain in all senses of the word and there is nothing memorable about this beer except that it is not terrible. The king of the mediocre category if there ever were....

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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tasted:Dec. 22, 2014 12 oz. bottle

Poured into a pint glass, 50 degrees.

Looks: Rich lemon-gold color. Hazy. Made little head that disappeared quickly. lacing lasted.

Smell: citrus, fresh, floral

Tastes: floral taste follows nose, quite hoppy with any malt sweetness buried. Way more hoppy than I expected for an American Pale Ale, Why not just call it a IPA?

Feels: Thin with little body, low carbonation, mildly dry bitterness in the finish

Overall: I expected balance and so am disappointed in the strong hop forward bitterness of this beer. I am not a fan of bitter beer so I may be a poor judge. Look to the reviews of the drinkers who like IPAs. I won’t buy again.

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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

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Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.