California Ale - Telegraph Brewing Company
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2.9/5 rDev -18.8%
Light reddish brown with a ton of carbonation and head up front that leaves very light lacing. Very high clarity. A pretty nice color actually; looks more like iced tea than beer to be honest.
I'm can't really put my finger on it, but I do not like the smell of this beer, and for someone who likes gettin my nose up in that, it is a turnoff. And reading some of the other reviews, it sounds like this can be hit and miss. It was very muted, some yeast and citrus, green apples spices and cloves.
Pretty light, and super high carbonation. Refreshing, crisp, good very cold. The sweet leaves you feeling a little sticky.
Citrus... Yeast... Malt... Spices... Pretty simple but it works; clean, tasty and refreshing.
I'm honestly having a hard time calling this one... Very drinkable but very simple. Not an adventure for your taste-buds and it's not gonna get you very drunk. I liked it, something a little different, but I can't see myself every buying it again.
11-03-2012 04:27:22 | More by Samuel906
3.1/5 rDev -13.2%
On-tap in Lodi.
Deep lightly cloudy golden iced-tea color with a half inch of dense head. Great film retention, wispy lace. Surprising amount of sugar and fruit, with a little bit of yeast and peppery spices coming through. The nose is a lighter version of this, and a bit grainy. Thicker mouthfeel than I was expecting with a creamy body and ample, fuzzy and frothy carbonation. Tingly at times. Not terrible but I didn’t really dig it.
08-24-2012 04:25:43 | More by scottfrie
3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
When poured in the glass, the color was a reddish brown with a load of foam and a fair amount of lace. The smell citrus and hops was sort of weak and not impressive. The taste of hops, citrus and a yeasty carbonation. As this ale warmed up the carbonation and flavors became more softer and not as bitter as when first poured.
06-18-2012 05:29:49 | More by BeerManDan
3.5/5 rDev -2%
A: The beer is light amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a two-finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of citrusy hops and fruity yeast in the nose.
T: The taste has earthy flavors with hints of spices towards the finish and is accompanied by a very light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite tasty and is a good representation of the style.
01-10-2012 03:42:24 | More by metter98
3.5/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 1 pint, 9.4 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel coppery. Lots of head, thanks in part to a bad pour by me. That probably also contributed to the frothy film on the sides and the frothy lacing on the top that stayed throughout the pour.
Smelled of sweet floral notes up front. Seems to be lots of sugar in the nose as well. Could almost smell the stickiness. Citrus hops in the nose, too, led by tangerine and lemon zest.
Surprisingly the taste was a bit different than the nose. It’s almost like the makers forgot to finish the beer. Tastes include sugar, spices (cloves, pepper?), caramel, light citrus.
Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. Clean and refreshing.
Nothing too exceptional about this beer except for the smell.
12-27-2011 07:28:15 | More by BucannonXC5
California Ale from Telegraph Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.