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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Ratings: 1,955 |  Reviews: 569
Photo of tedho21
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drftgto
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StrangerTides
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of doremite
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. canned on 02-29-16

Pours clear golden amber orange with a frothy white foam head. Smells like orange marmalade, candied grapefruit, tangerine, some toffee, dark caramel, biscuity cracker, with earthy herby floral grass and pine. Tastes like orange marmalade, some biscuity crackery malts, toffee, dark caramel, tangerine, white grapefruit, lemony citrus peel, with dank earthy herbal grass and floral pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with low carbonation. Overall a nice pale ale.

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Photo of Frank69
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can with a canned on date of 6/16/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance - yellow gold with lots of bubbles that form a thin, bubbly, white head. Lacing is fairly weak.
Smell - doughy pale malts with traces of dank pine hops.
Taste - flavors are almost identical to the nose.
Feel - light and dry; hops provide a bitter finish.
Overall - this is a good, straight forward example of the style; no creativity really, so it's a little dull.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a clean yellow with decent foamy head. Smells of lemon and light fruit. Taste is refreshing hit of lemon/lime and very gentile fruit essence. Very clean finish and refreshing beer all around. First time tasting this beer and really enjoyed it, excellent summer beer for sure.

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

Photo of tem3175
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JRed
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
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 -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of unclekeith
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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