Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pale 31 California Pale AlePale 31 California Pale Ale
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3.83/5
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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:
Pale 31 is brewed to exemplify the classic California pale ale style, hence the name honoring the Golden State as the 31st state to be admitted to the Union. Beautiful floral and citrus hop aromas greet the nose with undertones of lightly toasted malt. Crisp pale and crystal malts offer a hint of sweetness. Subtle hop bitterness offers a refreshing finish. Perfect for a sunny day at the beach or barbecue with friends, Pale 31 represents the bold yet approachable spirit that embodies our state.

Added by Todd on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
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#13,544
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,986
pDev:
10.7%
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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, light golden, straw coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of citrus fruit: tangerine, grapefruit, with a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, with a hoppy citrus taste of tangerine and grapefruit, with just a hint of pine and biscuity malt coming through. Medium body and carbonation. This is your typical citrus/pine Pale Ale and a pretty solid one at that. Nothing special, but perfectly nice and easy-drinking.

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Photo of lbond
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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ABV 4.9%

Perfectly acceptable pale, was nice to drink and especially nice to drink as part of the variety pack price. Mildly hoppy and tasted of citrus and pine.

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Photo of Johncnh
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viperman1316
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nosquatch
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bondjedi
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pale amber. Thin frothy head.
Sweet caramel malt and tangerine aroma.
Hoppy flavour of citrus with pine. Light bitter finish which disperses the sweetness.
Decent carbonation with a moderate body.
Refreshing.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a moderate white foam with very good retention. Medium spicy hop aromas with hints of fresh tangerine. Medium malt aromas with light bready, cracker noted. Medium bodied with biting medium carbonation. Light warmth in the feel from the middle to the end. Spicy, herbal hop flavors with hints of citrus. Medium high, spicy, biting hop bitterness through the middle. Medium malty backbone. Herbal hop flavors on the back end with minty notes. Finished with a spicy hop bite followed by herbal mint and a lingering bitterness. Pushing the limits of an APA with the hoppiness, but flavorful and refreshing nonetheless.

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Photo of Khaack
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joedvegas
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold and clear color, clinging white head. Not a lot on the nose, little bit of malt. Balanced taste with hints of citrus and pine. Crisp feel, nice balance and finish. Good beer for a hot Vegas night. Feels light.

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Photo of briandaube
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjmj51
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight:deep amber liquid, minimal tan foam, clear
Smell: good, malty aroma 4.00 Taste: medium bitterness
mouthfeel: lively carbonation with good follow through, long finish
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, not look for

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Photo of PreacherGein
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,986 ratings