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Gold Digger IPA - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Gold Digger IPAGold Digger IPA

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: walshclimb on 12-22-2008

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 25
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottling date of 05/13/14

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden in color with an eggshell white finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is fair with decent stick.

Smell - Beautiful aroma; a bouquet of citrus with orange at the forefront, while notes of grapefruit, pine and pineapple sit beneath. A touch of breadiness comes into play as the brew warms.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange peel bitterness upfront, along with moderate pine and grapefruit with a trace of pineapple bite. Malts come through lightly once the brew warms, hinting at bready qualities. Light pepper spice. Finishes with some dankness and a lingering citrus pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - A great IPA, bordering on excellent. A little more balance would be nice, but hey, it's an IPA, so it falls well within the boundaries. Personally, could do without some of the dank, but it's not too much that it kills it for me.

More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Off the tap with one finger of head on a straw colored body.
The aroma is all pine. Simple but nice.
The taste is moderate bitter from pine and lemon. Straight forward but good.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Overall a solid IPA, though not amazing.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of CAcreeks
4.97/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the finest single IPAs I have tasted. Despite a lower IBU rating, 75 vs 95, its aroma and aftertaste is similar to Green Flash West Coast IPA, except with citrus hints of lime instead of grapefruit. Gold Digger IPA is not as smooth as Stone IPA or Ballast Point Sculpin, but it has more character, in fact as much as many double IPAs.

I don't see how an IPA could be any better, just different. I prefer this bold style to the smoother ones, anyway. Color is light amber/orange, not exceptional, but all other characteristics are tops. Mouthfeel is particularly intense, and Gold Digger's superb aftertaste (not a category) lingers a very long time.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap @ O’Briens Pub

Listed as Auburn Alehouse IPA – 7% ABV

A: Pours a light amber color with real nice clarity and just a swirl of khaki bubbles at the top. There are light scribbles mixed with some dots of stick on the way down the glass.

S: Nose is malt forward with a scent full of baked breads. There is a bit of caramel to it as well. Background of some ample orchard fruits, citrus, and floral pines. Decent but malt heavy for sure.

T: Predominant with baked goods flavor is confirmed by taste. Caramel as well but not overly sweet. There is some nice stone fruit juiciness with a backdrop of hempy herbals. A light citrus zest perhaps. Not incredibly potent with a moderate level of bitterness but there. Alcohol well masked.

M: Middle weight in body from that breadiness. Nice even carbonation gives a smooth consistency with a halfway decent dryness towards the finish. Overall the feel is wetter with a residual bittering effect to the palate.

D: This reminded me much more of a PNW style IPA . Not sure if that was the intent. A bit hefty with breads and caramel malts. Hops are present but not exactly accentuated playing second fiddle. A little clunky and filling. Needs a bit more balance overall.

Not bad but this will make very little impression here in SD.

Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Toronado in San Diego

A - Nice amber with a thick two finger off-white head. Not much lacing to speak of. Beer is crystal clear.

S - Lots of citrus, but they seem to be a little muted. Grapefruit, orange zest, and passion fruits. No malts to speak of which is what I like in a Cali IPA.

T - Very bitter shot right up front that stings the tongue a little. Then the pine fades in. Seems like this guy is mostly pine and not so much on the citrus. Really dig the bitter bite. Little heavy on the malts in the back. Pretty standard IPA that doesn't seem to be much above a pale ale.

M - Medium body that really leaves a bland hp film on the tongue long after the malts disappear. Decent carbonation.

O - Glad I got to try it, but wasn't really anything special.

Photo of humulusphile
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of flexabull
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright and clear dark gold color with a nice fluffy white head.

Nose is grainy, pine like, and citrus hops. Some grapefruit as well.

Taste is clean, crisp and dry. General semi sweet malt grainy flavor, with some pepper. Finish has a nice hop bite, grapefruit and pine resin flavors.

Mouthfeel is good with nice carbonation.

Drinkability is this beers strong suit. Nice flavorful IPA that isn't overly heavy. I could easily drink a couple of pints of this. Good stuff.

Photo of blackcloud
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Gold Digger IPA from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.