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:
1,955
Reviews:
569
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
282
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DSkilling
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Omnium
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice yellow/straw color, fizzy one finger head, good lacing.
S - Grass, pine, dried flowers, some lightly sweet malt.
T - Those grassy and pine hops are most prominent to the palate, some minor spices as well, a little peppery, and a nice cracker or bread malt. Some citrus as well.
M - Dry and bitter, but still a nice feel.
O - Good pale for sure, the bitterness from the dry hopping holds it back from being totally sessionable, but you could definitely have a few of these.

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Photo of Heavy-G
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jjf3792
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Arsenal0328
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ibison4
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of JHB-510
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of oilcan01
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KevT
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Spaz7
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of AOShabaz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a clear golden body with a fluffy white head.

Floral, grassy, and lemony hops with a bready and honey sweet maltiness.

A mild bitterness sets in yielding to a floral and grassy hoppiness and bready malt.

Light bodied and clean with ample carbonation.

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Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bbluemzbeer
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer ! It does not get better this this one!

Appearance:: a light golden color with a creamy two finger white head, which remained through and left great lacing. '

Smell: It was out of this world! It had oanges, floral notes and hops

Taste: Citric hops were perfectly balanced caramel malt presence. A very well rounded beer. Goes down smooth!

Mouthfeel: outstanding! It was nice and crisp and had a good smoothness and creaminess.

This beer is great of session beer you will ever find. It was wonderful balance, with some nice hop presence without being too bitter

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Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WBMiller
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance = Bright gold. A quarter inch of white head, great lacing throughout.
Smell = Clean, lively. Subtle.
Taste = Balance of sweet and bitter.
Mouth-feel = Medium, dry.
Overall = Initially, the beer comes of somewhat light. It's character becomes more apparent as the it acclimates outside the bottle. A charming brew.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice, quaffable beer. Session? Yes. It's easy drinking with just the right amount of bite to demand notice, but not a tongue scraper. It looks delicious; off golden, clear pour with a huge white fluffy head. Spotty lacing.
Open aroma of floral and citrus with some light cracker underneath.
Flavors are light but powerful. Citrus zest blends well with the floral perfume-ness and the cracker brings it together nicely.
A bit light on the malt for a APA. This is almost like a light IPA. Very drinkable. Really liked this one.

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Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,955 ratings.
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