Pale 31 California Pale Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pale 31 California Pale AlePale 31 California Pale Ale

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

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

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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.

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