Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (United States/CA) – Pale 31 California Pale Ale [4.9%]
‘Pale 31 is brewed to exemplify the classic California pale ale style, hence the name honoring the Golden State as the 31st state to be admitted to the Union. Beautiful ﬂoral and citrus hop aromas greet the nose with undertones of lightly toasted malt. Crisp pale and crystal malts oﬀer a hint of sweetness. Subtle hop bitterness oﬀers a refreshing ﬁnish. Perfect for a sunny day at the beach or barbecue with friends, Pale 31 represents the bold yet approachable spirit that embodies our state.’
– Malts: 2-Row Pale, Maris Otter Pale, Munich and Crystal Malts.
[ ABV: 4.9% IBU: 38 SRM: 7 ]
– Available: Year Round, Tap, 12oz/355ml Bottle, 6 Pack.
Taste: Initially Pale 31 brings a soft, Fruity-Malt forward taste followed by Fresh Citrus, Pine, Sourdough, Honey, Oak Chips and hints of Stone Fruit on the Finish. More delicate Tropical flavours on the Palate, with Apple & Guava, Bread, Grapefruit, Mango and Lychee characteristics. Well Bodied with a clean Malt presence and moderately Carbonated.
Aroma: Sourdough, Light Grains, Grapefruit, Floral Citrus, Oak, Pine Needles and Mandarin.
Look: Deep Amber Gold.
Overall: Incredibly Clean, Solid, and Refined. Smooth in Texture, Pleasantly Floral in the Aroma and softly Carbonated on the Finish. Refreshing Citrus, Herbs, Honey, Bread, Honey and even hints of Tropical Fruits welcome the Palate. Exceptionally Balanced, Well Bodied, Crisp, and Delicate, with a unique, Oak/Pine quality enhanced by Firestone’s Oak Barrel aging system.
– Overall: [ 96.75/100 ] – Style: [ 97.25/100 ]
– Firestone Walker Brewing (United States/CA) – 1400 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446 –
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– Visit Firestone Walker: http://www.firestonebeer.com/