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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,319 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 54
Gots: 65 | FT: 1
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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Peter1977

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-29-2014 19:27:56 | More by Peter1977
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-28-2014 16:46:17 | More by Thedaver4220
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QuakeAttack

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2014 00:32:03 | More by QuakeAttack
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sammyg832

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2014 14:24:59 | More by sammyg832
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-25-2014 02:31:20 | More by mtbdonn
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-24-2014 09:04:32 | More by seanchai
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REDsage

Arizona

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Firestone Walker's "Pale 31" pours a rich pale color with an appropriate carbonation. It has the strong aroma of Turkish delights (for those of you who have tried these tasty and gooey little sugar cubes) that also radiates sugar, white rose, and perhaps under-ripe apricots. The first sip comes with a head that wont quit and a particularly artificial flavor that comes with low-end canned beers like PBR, albeit this flavor is light. A larger mouthful reveals a weak body with a mouthfeel like many other light beers. The flavor is the sweet and bitter you would expect from a pale ale that disappears quickly. The aftertaste however, is this beer's saving grace. This lingering flavor is that of light and summer sweetened hops and some malt that brings you to have another, and yet another sip. This beer is nothing to call home about, but certainly not at all bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 03:31:48 | More by REDsage
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-23-2014 01:34:10 | More by blastoderm55
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retry4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-21-2014 02:45:37 | More by retry4z
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2014 18:47:15 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-20-2014 13:26:26 | More by Celtics76
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-20-2014 01:14:36 | More by Necronomad
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markjarema11

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 04:21:57 | More by markjarema11
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell is fairly mild even for this kind of beer. Pine cone hops with a bit of honey sweetness also in there. Tame.

Taste definitely followed the nose. Upfront, a decent west coast style pine bitterness, but rather soft. Very approachable. The honey, fruity sweetness is certainly there as an undercurrent. I get a bit of grain on the finish as well. Wraps up with little bitterness. Rather clean.

Very approachable and drinkable pale ale. They're not trying to break the mold and the low ABV is rather obvious in how it tastes. A very easy, if not basic, drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 02:00:50 | More by NODAK
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Chingringo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-18-2014 15:14:58 | More by Chingringo
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-18-2014 11:06:54 | More by Rhf9120
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dmf01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-18-2014 03:14:20 | More by dmf01
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

a. Yellow in color with very little head. Poured into a tulip glass.

s. Dry hopped honey aroma.

t. Not matching the smell. Very little in way of taste. All on the front of the tounge. Malt taste, not much hops.

m. Undercarbonated, bity.

o. Good beer at best - not the best firestone offering. Would not revisit, but might be slightly above average

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 22:39:41 | More by gonzo000
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Evarigan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-16-2014 13:02:03 | More by Evarigan
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TruePerception

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-16-2014 05:10:15 | More by TruePerception
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2014 04:20:30 | More by mmmbeerNY
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-16-2014 03:16:58 | More by Fettpopps
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rcrockett74

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 23:33:45 | More by rcrockett74
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2014 03:36:09 | More by jmtpi
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-12-2014 23:28:48 | More by yeaprolly
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,319 ratings.