Pale 31 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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:
1,931
Reviews:
557
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
280
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lehueve
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden clear color with a white head. Nice lacing and good carbonation.

S - The aroma is probably the best part of this beer. I get some grass, herbs, grapefruit and some orange peel. Very refreshing

T - Kind of dissapointed on the taste. Is too watery but i can identify some citrusy fruits, grapefruit, orange peel and some tangerine.

M - The mouthfeel is light, as it warms up it becomes a little more creamy. Good beer for a warm day.

O - Good refreshing beer but for me not like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Torpedo. I could give it a shot again but under different environment in a warm saturday right after lunch.

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Photo of cfitterer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kastler
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of StevenLaValley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DAllspaw
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the most balanced APA I have had. For me, SNPA sets the style, and is a huge favorite of mine, so very pleased to see this has a similar profile, owing to the cascade hops for certain.

I prefer the malt flavor of this a bit more, less Munich I believe than SNPA, this is a wonderful beer, great everyday drinker.

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

Appearance: Nice shade of gold with good head that sticks around. Very good lacing and plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Grass, herbs, citrus, and malts.

Taste: Grass, citrus, herbs and malts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, with a bitter hop aftertaste.

The Verdict: Very good. About as hoppy as a pale ale could get without crossing into IPA category, and much hoppier than a lot of cheap offbrand IPAs without their nasty bitterness. Another winning brew from Firestone.

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Photo of rdub
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pjev11
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of attometer00
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheRealPour
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KingBiscuit
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ananddullabh
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of elcrawl
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jdbateman83
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Im not a fan of hops, and this beer is a little hopy, but for a person that does not like hops its actually pretty good. The bitterness is controlled, a little much on the carbonation, but overall another finer from Firestone. This is by know means a light beer, lots of flavor, and lots to enjoy.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,931 ratings.
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