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Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pale 31 California Pale AlePale 31 California Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
1,978 Ratings
Pale 31 California Pale AlePale 31 California Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,031
Reviews:
576
Ratings:
1,978
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
288
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,978 |  Reviews: 576
Photo of Keananmichael5
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.77/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On draft at Taphouse in Seattle. Worried they have me the wrong beer. Poured cloudy yellow with a bit of head in a pint glass. Aroma of some citrus and yeast funk. Flavor follows with what can only be described as a bad wheat beer or hefe. Dirty wheat finish, bits of citrus and banana, a touch of sweet citrus hops. Light mouthfeel. Whatever this was it was not good, and I can't imagine my favorite brewery FW would try to pass this off as a pale ale. Blegh. Will have to try again when I visit the west coast.

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Photo of Nmelione
2.8/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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Photo of Totalpackage411
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special, don't particularly like any Firestone beers, but this is the best one I've tried

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Photo of ronniebruner
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another boring, run of the mill IPA...... The market is becoming oversaturated with pale ales and Firestone is no exception. There is nothing memorable about this beer and honestly if I hadn't found an old napkin from the bar I wrote this down on, I wouldn't have even remembered it. It is plain in all senses of the word and there is nothing memorable about this beer except that it is not terrible. The king of the mediocre category if there ever were....

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Photo of misterworldwide
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Refreshing beer. Nothing too special.

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Photo of DirtyDawg10
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a light yellow color with a decent white head but no head retention or lacing. The smell is a very light hop smell, slightly lemony. The taste is very much the same light hoppy with slight lemon taste and a well balanced light malt flavor. Not too much in the way of mouthfeel. Overall this beer is a great option for an all day drinker at a summer picnic.

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Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Surprised at the ratings here, as I’m underwhelmed by this. Sour notes in the aroma and taste, and appearance is dull. Pleasant hop finish and palate but rest of it is slightly sour, musty, skunky. Perhaps a bad bottle, but lower than what I expected.

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Photo of HawkFalco
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tasted:Dec. 22, 2014 12 oz. bottle

Poured into a pint glass, 50 degrees.

Looks: Rich lemon-gold color. Hazy. Made little head that disappeared quickly. lacing lasted.

Smell: citrus, fresh, floral

Tastes: floral taste follows nose, quite hoppy with any malt sweetness buried. Way more hoppy than I expected for an American Pale Ale, Why not just call it a IPA?

Feels: Thin with little body, low carbonation, mildly dry bitterness in the finish

Overall: I expected balance and so am disappointed in the strong hop forward bitterness of this beer. I am not a fan of bitter beer so I may be a poor judge. Look to the reviews of the drinkers who like IPAs. I won’t buy again.

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Photo of sj660
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Yellow and bright with a bright white foam; good laces.

Classic pine, citrus hop aroma. Flavor is similar, with a bit of biscuit and grass. Mineral off taste in this pour.

Felt slippery and light.

I will try another one later to make sure this is representative. This isn't representative of Firestone-Walkers beers, which can be great.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,978 ratings
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