Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,950 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
1,950
Reviews:
567
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
281
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,950 |  Reviews: 567
Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of little_star
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of wc94wc
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of VaporDome
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Epiccore619
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ESkirv
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of scootercrabb
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of magnusdave
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DubCo21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle is dated 02/27/14 so around 2.5 months old.

A: Pours a clear gold with a small, fizzy white head. Head fizzes out pretty quickly to boot. Sparse little streaks of lacing and a little head retention.

S: Pleasant citrus bitterness with bits of pine. Grassy too? Light grainy malt.

T: Yup, grassy mainly up front. Spicy pine in the middle. Maybe some bitter grapefruit peel floating around too? Especially in the lightly bitter aftertaste. Very light malt, a bit of dry cracker in the finish. Crisp, dry and bitter finish/aftertaste.

M: Light bodied and dry. Decent punch of bitterness to go with the dryness in the finish.

O: Honestly not a bad APA. The appearance and aroma is pretty meh but the taste is nice. Surprisingly decent hop character with quite a bit of bitterness. Crisp and refreshing, sessionable for sure. Pretty much the very definition of an APA in my opinion.

 890 characters

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KeeganRohovich
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of revo
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of alostplot
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bombventure
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pale 31 California Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,950 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.