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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
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3.83/5
Very Good
1,976 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:
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Added by Todd on 08-23-2002

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Ranking:
#11,990
Reviews:
576
Ratings:
1,976
pDev:
10.7%
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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

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

Lighter and grassier than sweet/malty. Finishes dry. Not into the carbonation. Maybe better with food.

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Photo of BEER88
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a strong sweet malt smell to it.

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Photo of Nrod
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 7/3. A pleasantly colored light amber, crystal clear. Nice head, fades to a skim coat. The taste is clean, mostly hops with a background malt foundation. Dry aftertaste and a little rough on the finish. Unlike the "sessionable IPAs", we rate this firmly in the PA camp. A nice ale for a warm summer's evening.

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Photo of Eric_T_07
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into a pint glass. Big, bubbly head with lots more carbonation emanating from the semi-transparent golden brew. Lots of hops on the nose and some grains present. Taste is muted on the hops, which definitely is expected from a pale, but there are definitely some tingly pine notes. This one is very easy drinking. A really well-crafted pale for those who like the hoppier variety.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mixed twelve pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a golden effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of hops and citrus. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Seidel. Bottled on March 28th 2017.

L: Clear gold, finger width white head has quite nice retention.

S: Citrus, pine and bready malts. Clean aroma and typical Pale Ale bouquet.

T: Follows nose closely, decently tasty.

F: Light, average carbonation, semi-dry.

O: Pretty solid Pale Ale.

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Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,976 ratings
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