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Pale 31 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,291 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,291
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 55
Gots: 58 | 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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NateMac13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-25-2014 00:35:26 | More by NateMac13
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-03-2013 04:11:33 | More by Zuidman
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2013 03:51:16 | More by wtkphoto
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-19-2013 21:26:04 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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beveritt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to wasatch for this one.

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a nonic of what I assume is this beer, flanked my a bear and a lion holder a banner.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of nearly pure white head. This settles slowly to a still substantial cap leaving behind decent lacing. Nice trail of rings as I drink this.The beer itself is pale yellow with a slight haze. A very fine layer of sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Ever so slight honey sweetness upfront, with light floral notes. A distinct husky grain aroma in the finish.

Taste: Piney, spicy hops upfront. Present, but not overwhelming. Undertones of mildly sweet, caramel and biscuit malts.

Mouthfeel: Lower than average carbonation level, as would be appropriate for the style. Body is good.

Drinkability: My first beer from Firestone Walker and a good example of the style. Would I have it again? Absolutely. Will I? Unfortunately, due to distribution limitations, no.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 01:38:39 | More by beveritt
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cbl2

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

5/2/2005 $6.99 6 pack 4.60% No best by date.

Appearance:

Pours a crystal clear bronze in color with about a half inch of frothy white head on top that has some lasting power.

Aroma:

Fresh hop citrus bursts from this one, with an overriding presence of grapefruit in the nose. Reminiscent of Thai food, due to a touch of Lemongrass.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Crisp, clean and refreshing, with nice citrus and herbal notes. Grapefruit flavors are nicely backed up by some mildly sweet malts. Low alcohol presence makes this one a nice candidate for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 16:32:22 | More by cbl2
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Ralphs66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-17-2013 22:41:33 | More by Ralphs66
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scottoale

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz. brown bottle, poured into a tulip glass comes a murky apricot, gold-amber ale with small off-white head. While the head settles to a thin foam ring, it leaves only dots of lace behind.

Has a nice earthy malt nose with some scents of citrus, mainly that of orange. Not a very sweet smelling brew overall.

The flavor, much like it smells has a nice earthy malt entry with a sweetness of mild honey which the hops then turn it to a nice citrusy clean finish. A little alcohol comes out in that finish but doesn't really have that warming effect. Good tasting APA in any case.

Good bit of body with moderate carbonation gives it a smooth, creamy kind of mouthfeel with a tinge of tartness.

Easy too drink and quite enjoyable...better than I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 12:27:10 | More by scottoale
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2012 00:42:45 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-31-2013 19:46:58 | More by Nunya
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LakerLeith

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-10-2014 11:25:07 | More by LakerLeith
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-10-2013 02:59:26 | More by Blanco
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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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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-08-2014 22:39:48 | More by Karibourgeois
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a clear golden body with a fluffy white head.

Floral, grassy, and lemony hops with a bready and honey sweet maltiness.

A mild bitterness sets in yielding to a floral and grassy hoppiness and bready malt.

Light bodied and clean with ample carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 07:12:26 | More by MattSweatshirt
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-05-2013 03:12:25 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-23-2013 00:41:24 | More by BillHilly
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eulerthegrape

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-03-2013 20:26:25 | More by eulerthegrape
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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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gleemonger

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2012 00:56:00 | More by gleemonger
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-19-2013 07:07:23 | More by sansho
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Pale Ale from Firestone pours a tad darker than straw with a 1-2 finger foam head and some decent sea foam lacing. Head dissipates quickly.

The aroma was fairly subdued. I got a little bit of fruitiness in the nose with a peach focus. The taste was clean malty with a slight bitterness on the back end. It was moderate to well carbonated with a tad bit of bite at the end of the drink. Definitely a session beer that would be a good barbeque brew in the summer. Overall not bad but could of used a bit of more hop presence in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 00:39:29 | More by cswhitehorse
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-21-2013 18:57:38 | More by gshackles
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-08-2013 01:35:16 | More by ccozzi
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-04-2014 17:23:06 | More by Dizzy242
Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,291 ratings.