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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,285 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 55
Gots: 56 | 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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Jameswoody

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-04-2013 03:40:51 | More by Jameswoody
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-03-2013 23:17:54 | More by outoffocus
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JeffNev

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-03-2013 06:04:01 | More by JeffNev
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swimnadd

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-03-2013 05:05:15 | More by swimnadd
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scot959

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

09-01-2013 06:24:58 | More by scot959
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-30-2013 03:24:57 | More by SavageHopHead
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-28-2013 20:34:24 | More by GraduatedCashew
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GeorgeH

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2013 19:09:13 | More by GeorgeH
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shawnohall

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-27-2013 04:52:38 | More by shawnohall
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roodie

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-26-2013 16:29:05 | More by roodie
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-26-2013 06:04:17 | More by BeerZack
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-25-2013 21:43:54 | More by Kaveman
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-25-2013 17:22:50 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-24-2013 03:35:51 | More by mythaeus
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-22-2013 08:40:48 | More by warpedrevolution
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-22-2013 04:14:50 | More by csfcmitchell
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mcdonald422

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2013 17:53:26 | More by mcdonald422
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Eazy28

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-21-2013 02:47:23 | More by Eazy28
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champ103

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at a few places around Houston. Cottonwood and BRC most recently.

A: Pours a clear orange/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and lace.
S: A great pale and biscuit malt character up front. Then a substantial hoppiness. Floral, grassy, minty hops. The great malt character and the hops are perfectly balanced.
T: Like the nose there is a lot of character here. Big hops that follow the nose. Floral, grassy, perfume like that is balanced perfectly with pale/crystal malts. Even lightly biscuit like. Then an enjoyable dry bite that pulls everything together.
M/D: A light to medium body. Very crisp, effervescent, and with a dry finish. The definition of refreshing. Incredibly easy and enjoyable to drink. Easily all day with this.

Excellent. If I can get this year round, this will be my new standard bearer for the style. I am so glad this is available on draught at the better beer bars, bring on the six packs. Nothing is over barring, and all in perfect balance. Which is something most "pale ales" now lack, and I would expect no less from this brewery. Let alone the great sessionable ABV. Very highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 02:54:40 | More by champ103
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-18-2013 21:05:50 | More by Gagnonsux
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-17-2013 17:54:28 | More by rdooley
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steevbr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-16-2013 20:38:29 | More by steevbr
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-14-2013 00:42:14 | More by dedbeer
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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: This is a bright beer. The pale, orange-yellow color almost matches the label on the bottle with a stark white head on top. The head foams up to about a finger and a half and then very slowly recedes until it caps the glass with about a quarter-inch of foam. Some very nice lacing develops at the top of the glass and eventually slides down the sides.

SMELL: A lighter aroma emerges from the glass once it has been poured, but sticking the nose into the glass provides a real treat; a wonderfully floral and slightly grassy aroma.

TASTE: A touch of caramel dances around the edges of a pleasant, but subtle hop flavor. The hops provide some citrus and a touch of grass.

MOUTHFEEL: It always surprises me how light this beer is especially after sticking my nose in the glass. The body is very light and it goes down incredibly easy. The carbonation just provides a very light tickle, which contributes to the ultra-drinkability of this beer.

OVERALL: This is simultaneously a very satisfying and unsatisfying beer. The lighter body, subtle hop flavors and lighter malt character leave the palate constantly wanting just a touch more, but on the other hand you can have more. At 4.9% this is a tasty, flavorful and easy drinking Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 01:43:40 | More by StoneTSR
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-12-2013 23:38:55 | More by StArnoldFan
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.