Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pale 31 California Pale AlePale 31 California Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 08-23-2002

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Absolutely clear gold. Head is bright-white, bubbly, and drops to a tiny ring after a minute or so. Lively carbonation and a great depth of color. Tiny hints of lacing.

Smell: Pale, roasted malts. Cracker and a touch of white bread crust. Nice citrus hit pulls closer to grapefruit, but just barely. Dances around citrus. Bready backing malts add a nice rounding characteristic. Mild sweetness. Nicely floral.

Taste: Bready citrus. Touches of tropical, pineapple, linger in the back. Dry bitterness. Orange and grapefruit rind with a touch of juicy citrus flesh. Pale malts and some mild sweetness. Big cracker. A touch sweet.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation on a medium body. Lingering dryness pulls throughout the drinking process.

Overall: A well-crafted take on the style. It's no Double Barrel Ale, but it carries the same level of balance as I've come to expect from Firestone Walker.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear gold color with a large white had that lingers
S-orange and grapefruit with a good hop aroma
T-it begins with a combanation of orange, and malt then it turns tos more to grapefruit taste that goes tp a hop kick that stays with you for a while
M-light body and medium carbonation
O-solid pale ale

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Light-medium orange. Quickly fading head leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Caramel-toffeeish malt with a hint of citrusy hops.

T: This is more malt-forward than the typical APA, so it's pretty big on the sweetness up front. The hops become more prominent at the end, leaving a pleasant grapefruity-bitter aftertaste.

M: Not too heavy, decent carbonation.

D: I enjoyed this quite a bit. It's everything a pale ale and a session beer should be.

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Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,950 ratings.
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