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California Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Telegraph California Ale is our flagship beer and is our interpretation of the unique ales that were commonly brewed up and down the West Coast in the 19th century. It is an unfiltered medium-bodied beer, with a rich amber color and a rocky, white head. The beer is crafted using domestic American ingredients and fermented with a unique yeast strain that accentuates the hoppy spiciness, while also imparting fruity and subtly tart flavors. The aromas are spicy and earthy, reminiscent of the rich agricultural valleys surrounding Santa Barbara.

(Beer added by: SBPCGuru on 03-15-2006)
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BigKahuna97


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-09-2014 23:52:06 | More by BigKahuna97
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travolta

California

3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Very nice and slightly cloudy orange brown. Head is frothy and off white.

Nose: Clean and clear wheat and grass. Slightly malty undertone.

Taste: Wet at first, but gets dryer to a clean finish. Some orange at the end, with wheat or dry grain in the middle.

Notes: a smooth and crisp type of beer. I was not blown over, but did enjoy the quality.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 21:04:37 | More by travolta
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Honeybourne

California

5/5  rDev +39.7%

07-04-2014 21:12:07 | More by Honeybourne
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-18-2014 01:50:37 | More by Jeeb
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timmy2b

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-28-2014 21:59:01 | More by timmy2b
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-27-2014 04:14:53 | More by DaveAnderson
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 19:31:46 | More by TheMarkE
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served cold on tap in 23 oz shaker.

Appearance: Dark amber and slightly hazy. No appreciable head and little lace.

Nose: Yeasty and grainy, more like a fermentation than finished beer. Also plenty of juicyfruit.

Taste: Malty, consistent with the color and fruity.

Mouthfeel, nice and filling with reasonable bitterness.

Overall: Maybe an attempt to brew an American amber ale with weissbier yeast?

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2014 00:36:14 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2014 02:08:33 | More by Smarty_Pints
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2014 04:41:56 | More by foxyaardvark27
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dertyd

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2014 07:03:22 | More by dertyd
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-16-2013 21:46:29 | More by Beermazter310
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2013 22:28:36 | More by DudMan
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2013 20:36:34 | More by sjones5045
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-30-2013 05:30:43 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-30-2013 05:15:47 | More by djrn2
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megahurts4

Louisiana

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Telegraph California Ale

Appearance: amber, huge head, some nice lacing.

Smell: yeast, grain, and malty hop.

Taste: mild yeast, a maltiness, mineral water, and a light sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and smooth.

Overall:
This is a decent brew. It is nicely crafted but has a potent mineral water flavor. It seems to mask most of the other nice flavors unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 03:55:50 | More by megahurts4
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2013 02:10:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-24-2013 23:25:19 | More by LXIXME
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-29-2013 17:28:08 | More by GraduatedCashew
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-03-2013 23:25:03 | More by nygannon
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GeorgeH

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-13-2013 22:52:54 | More by GeorgeH
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-20-2013 19:10:07 | More by ste5venla
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-09-2013 06:57:49 | More by dominic4beer
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MoistPope

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2013 05:32:17 | More by MoistPope
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California Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.