Pale 31 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pale 31Pale 31

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 08-23-2002

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Photo of Bobheed
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a golden yellow color with a slight amount of haze. The head is very impressive and clings tightly to the glass leaving a wonderful lace.

The aroma is dominated by hops. Citrus and grapefruit really shine through. A wonderful nose.

The tastes is sweet to start with a dry and hoppy finish. Clean esters with no off flavors. A rather simple taste but refreshing.

The mouthfeel is medium and fits well with the beer.

Overall a very nice pale ale. It is a little high on the hop scale for the style maybe but it is very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dog-ear
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thick, chunky white head rests atop a golden, crystal clear body; sticky lacing on the glass. Nice, hoppy aroma; pine and melon. Bright, crisp feel with a subtle malt backbone and a bold hop bitterness rounding things out. Clean, dry finish.

A refreshing beer with good balance and taste all-around. Nothing earth-shattering or innovative per se; just a darn fine beer....

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Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JoshuaB
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orangey color with a large head, which subsides in a minute or two to a steady foam top.

Very little scent, almost as neutral as water. Tastes mildly bitter and hoppy, not a lot of other flavor characteristics. Mouthfeel is pretty decent, and it lingers for a few seconds but not too long.

Overall, seems to be a very light PA, not offensive to someone like me, who rarely enjoys hoppy beer, but likely not enjoyable to someone who does.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a hazy yellow color with a white foamy head on top. The retention and lacing were very good on this beer. The smell of the beer gives off a massive fresh citrus hop aroma. The smell of the beer seems very fresh, bright and lively. The taste of the beer is bitter with a good balance of malt and hops. There are fruity notes in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied with a solid carbonation and a clean crisp finish to it. Overall this one is very good, it pushes the boundaries of being an APA and IPA, this beer could go either way I think. It's very good though regardless.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beerjonny82
4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hands down, this is by far one of the best beers I have ever had. Unlike most Pale ales, this beer has the clean, crisp feel and appearance of a lager, the hoppiness of a mild IPA, and the most incredible hoppy aroma you will get from a bottled beer. Along with the intense sweet, floral aroma, the dry hopped finish creates a superbly delicious dry aftertaste. Besides the hops, the beer is low in maltiness, yet has a nice light bready flavor. The low 4.9% alcohol content will allow you to enjoy more than one on a work night.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,932 ratings.
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