Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Pale 31 California Pale AlePale 31 California Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
1,967 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:
#11,283
Reviews:
574
Ratings:
1,967
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
286
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,967 |  Reviews: 574
Photo of tem3175
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw color with a big bubbled soapy white head that settled into a light cap.

The aroma is of light citrus hops, mainly grapefruit. Light bready aroma from the malt.

The taste is of a bready malt, perhaps slightly toasted. The hops are more grassy in the flavor. There is some grapefruit but not a lot. Light pine.

The beer has a solid mouthfeel. There is prickly carbonation. Good balance with a light earthy bitter finish.

A decent pale ale. Could use a bit more citrus type hops.

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

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

Photo of JRed
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Transparent Golden body with white bubbly head. Aroma of grass, pine, mint. Tastes of wet grass, pine, mint, lemons, medium bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of argock
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of unclekeith
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This is simply a no frils, solid pale. No fancy tricks, no trendy tactics. Just a nice beer. In the vein of SN, but crisper and more refined profile imo.

This wont satisfy the current trend of ipas labeled pales, that should be label ipa...for for those true to the style, this is a nice option

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$ 1.85 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.154/oz) at Max Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Canned on 04-08-16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – pleasantly coniferous, lasts
Head – large (Maximum 5.7 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular one cm ring with lots of residual drag deposits and a frothy partial layer
Lacing – very good – wide frothy rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body – light yellow, clear
Flavor – very light hint of malt and only slightly bitter; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – light, watery, lively carbonation

A very pleasant, refreshing APA. A nice change from all those IPAs. Wish I could get this locally.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5

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Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Citrus and tropical hops on top of a velvet-smooth honey backbone.

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Photo of BodiesLexus
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, golden color with a white frothy head, this is great brew on a hot day. Slight haze, and a wonderful hop aroma.....citrus fruit and trees....fresh and juice-like. The beer is on the dry side, crisp and refreshing, with a solid bitterness and the fruit flavor a continuing through the brew. Beautiful and enjoyable.

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

This beer is golden in color. Very clear. Not much of a head, very minimal lacing. The smell is light malt and faint citrus - lemon and tangerine. Not much difference in the flavor, very light. Watery mouthfeel, with a tart aftertaste. A good summer beer.

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

Photo of Shoney_35
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,967 ratings
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