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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,375 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 58
Gots: 76 | 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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jsher1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-08-2013 13:40:59 | More by jsher1112
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JennuhJak

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-07-2013 15:06:09 | More by JennuhJak
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-07-2013 01:18:07 | More by mfigueroa713
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-07-2013 00:02:51 | More by trytoketchup
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-06-2013 21:34:26 | More by muddyh2oblues
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Auraan

Arizona

4.39/5  rDev +14%

Poured a light amber with a thin white head that receded to a white ring leaving no lacing. It looks okay, but not as good as some. Scents of citrus-zest, pine resin, grapefruit, and faint hints of floral hops and malt. A bit more hop-forward than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with more citrus, grapefruit and pine. Very good, but not as balanced as Sierra Nevada's. Flavor begins with a moderate level of hops, with bitter citrus-zest, grapefruit and pine dominating. These flavors stick around throughout the sip. Towards the middle a bit more floral hop flavors come through in the background, but not heavily. Malt is present, though on the breadier, grainer side, not much sweet caramel or toffee like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Finish is dry with citrus-zest, grapefruit and pine resin dominating. Aftertaste is bitter with a grainy malt flavor. Pretty good. More hop forward and less balanced than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but not in a bad way. It certainly doesn't hurt the flavor profile, it just makes it a different take on a pale ale. Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp and semi-drying. A bit less smooth than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, more of an IPA mouthfeel, but not bad to drink at all. It makes you want to drink another sip right after you finish. Overall this is another good American Pale Ale. While not as balanced as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, it has a good aroma and flavor profile that balance more towards the hop-forward side of things, while still keeping a sessionable ABV and providing a good drinking experience from the mouthfeel. I recommend it.

12-06-2013 08:03:04 | More by Auraan
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-04-2013 00:20:47 | More by ummswimmin
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2013 21:22:09 | More by waddellc2
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oceanpeak

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-02-2013 20:46:27 | More by oceanpeak
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jdlapera

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-30-2013 02:27:53 | More by jdlapera
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-29-2013 20:55:39 | More by sjanowiak
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BWH999

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-29-2013 06:43:47 | More by BWH999
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topdown

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-25-2013 23:39:52 | More by topdown
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 00:07:01 | More by fivetime
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-24-2013 23:44:07 | More by spark3148857
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-23-2013 09:21:43 | More by 1424IpA
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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-22-2013 19:47:24 | More by ethanmc12
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 12:01:25 | More by socalbrewlvr
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 04:51:38 | More by jaydoc
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lehueve

Mexico

3.89/5  rDev +1%

A - Pours a golden clear color with a white head. Nice lacing and good carbonation.

S - The aroma is probably the best part of this beer. I get some grass, herbs, grapefruit and some orange peel. Very refreshing

T - Kind of dissapointed on the taste. Is too watery but i can identify some citrusy fruits, grapefruit, orange peel and some tangerine.

M - The mouthfeel is light, as it warms up it becomes a little more creamy. Good beer for a warm day.

O - Good refreshing beer but for me not like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Torpedo. I could give it a shot again but under different environment in a warm saturday right after lunch.

11-16-2013 03:43:53 | More by lehueve
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cfitterer

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2013 01:57:14 | More by cfitterer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 02:04:17 | More by st9647v3
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2013 06:47:27 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Kastler

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-09-2013 22:28:32 | More by Kastler
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2013 01:55:32 | More by StevenLaValley
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.