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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,449 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 66
Gots: 90 | 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 SensorySupernova
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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.

SensorySupernova, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of TaborTime
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

TaborTime, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ronniebruner
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
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....

ronniebruner, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev +4.2%

WoostaBia, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of JKlein10016
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

JKlein10016, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of tstahldotcom
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

tstahldotcom, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of JulianTellez
3/5  rDev -21.9%

JulianTellez, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of dwtyler
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

dwtyler, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Bottled on 03.11.14.
Poured into a Mac & Jack's pint glass on 05.13.14.

A: See through yellow with a light head, which recedes quickly.

S: Flower. Some pine and grapefruit.

T: Pine, grapefruit dominate. Honey, flower are subtle.

M: Crisp. Has perfect carbonation.

O: This was somewhat hop forward. It was nicely balanced, but I guess that I expected that the hops would be stronger.

Rating: B

WAbeerfiend, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Purplehat
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Purplehat, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

smb71481, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of rderedin
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

rderedin, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm enjoying this from a bottle. Poured into a tulip glass.
Looks like a rich pale ale. It's golden dark, with a 2 finger foam head. Nothing much, i guess.

Smells of nice grapefruit, lemons, freshly cut grass and a bit of mango.

After the first sip, i could say I'm pretty sure that this could be a nice session beer. No alcohol, just waves of good quality malts and a dry hop finish. Creamy palate, fuzzy mouthfeel. Simple and complex in the same time.

It's not out of control, but a very very nice effort all the way.

leitmotif, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

maniaczak, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Such_a_b-tch
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Such_a_b-tch, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Bonnfire
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Nice flavor. Crisp, clean hop finish.

Bonnfire, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Ppuech
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Ppuech, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of chadski
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

chadski, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of killcore
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

killcore, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Brams, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of POTABLE83
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

POTABLE83, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -21.9%

atpca, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Brams17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Brams17, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of dagubna
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,449 ratings.