Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by Todd on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,950
Reviews:
567
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
281
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,950 |  Reviews: 567
Photo of Jstarr2517
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "canned on" date 1-9-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear copper color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: faint to the nose, bread, flowers and some citrus.

TASTE: initially brown sugar and bread then a citrus and slightly metallic hop profile.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a tasty beer, I would buy this again no problem and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of samEBC
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a goblet. Very attractive light copper color, with three-finger snow-white head. Intense aromas of pine and citrus, with some delicate floral notes and a little light malt. Hop forward on the palate, with a touch of malt sweetness. The bitterness is pleasant but not overpowering. Crisp, dry finish, with no lingering bitterness or sweetness. I found this quite enjoyable. Good food beer, but stands very well on its own as a sipper.

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Photo of lost_sailor
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a nice transparent super light yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute and leaves a nice foamy spotted lacing sticking nicely to the sides of the glass. The smell was quite floral yet citrusy in a nice light sort of way. The taste was florally sweet with the citrusy aspect only slightly being there. There is no aftertaste. But there is a decent citrusy dry finish. On the palate, this beer sits exceptionally light and shows a great sessionability about it. The carbonation has a decent harshness about it. Overall, I say this is a very nice American Pale Ale by Firestone Walker and I would gladly love to have this again.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 bottle. Full hop aromas, really powerful and pleasant.

Taste is a little more mild, but with a good balance between hop and citrus. A slight wheatiness keeps it tamed and turns out a really nice APA. Typically not my go-to style, this is very drinkable.

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

Photo of Stofko1992
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
2.22/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a honey color. Smells a little off, hops and some weird metallic scent. Really metallic in flavor with slightly bitter hops, not good at all. Light body with medium carbonation. This beer tasted really off, I had to pour it.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on May 13, 2017. Canned on 02/08/17.

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Photo of drstalker
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williahd
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emwilke
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyDee21
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsbirnba
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured the 12oz bottle into a teku glass.

Pours a nice white head fading quickly.

Smell and taste grapefruits' and pine notes.

Overall, a slight disappointment. It lacks something and there are far better APA in America these days...

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dharmelink
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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