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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,553 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 68
Gots: 133 | FT: 1
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

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- About a 1/4" white head on a clear orange body with hues of yellow.
S- Malt, orange, lemon, grapefruit, citrus hops, and that is pretty much it.
T- Citrus hops, and a malt background to help balance it out. Orange, lemon, and a light grapefruit flavor come out. A light bitterness lingers on the tongue a long with some orange and grapefruit flavors.
M- Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
D- It is a average pale ale. I like the more on the hoppy side but it is not bad. Really don't think I would buy it again. There are a lot better beers for same price out there.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Appearance: Crystal clear gold with a big white head that faded into thin lacing, and a few stray bubbles rising through.

Smell: Faint citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Pretty bitter for a pale ale, and the malt backbone never gets strong enough to overpower the hops. It’s not tongue-curdling bitter, but way more than the hop aroma would suggest.

Mouthfeel: Thin and moderately carbonated.

Overall: Okay. Not enough malt, not enough hop aroma. It’s like a less balanced version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I would rather drink one Union Jack than two of these.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 15NOV12

Golden with a loose quilt of light cream foam. Smells of grapefruit, grass, light caramel malts, some sweet malts - a touch of lactose. Flavor is bready, bitter (lightly), hints of grapefruit pith, some pine and a touch of woody malts. Light body with low carb and a semi dry finish. Decent beer, nothing special.

Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,553 ratings.