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Fool's Gold Ale - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
76
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2010)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%

nothing really special here, although this beer was admittedly consumed among some giants in the beer world. it came across lazy and uninspired, although there is some potential here. somewhat of an amber base, its an odd starting point for a pretty mellow hop bill. one would think the malts would be lesser in a beer with only a delicate type hopping, but its so robust as to crowd out the hops. the sweetness also gets in the way. its either over grained or under hopped, and its real tough to tell which since its hard to drink more than a glass of it. it gets filling and stuffy feeling, sweet and a little boozy. i dont dislike it, but think its better as a hoppy red than as an american ipa, just never gets there hops-wise. my first beer from these guys though, i bet some of their others are more compelling!

StonedTrippin, Friday at 04:43 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +28.4%

Coille, Aug 15, 2014
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trevordglenn, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

cmgage, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

NorCalAussie, Jun 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

MastaShonuf, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Patrick777, Jun 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

RangnaR, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Beerswag, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Vlaminck, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

FitnessForBeer, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

willjschmidt, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

nataku00, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

JohnF51, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.29/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden with a foamy white head.

S: Pine, citrus, orange, mango, in the nose.

T: Extremely refreshing, decent amount of malt. Very pleasantly dry, floral, grassy and somewhat citric.

M: Medium bodied and smooth for an IPA, great on a hot day.

O: This is a deliciously citric IPA, and I would highly recommend it.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

jlisuk, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a growler filled the same day. Thin head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is honey with a lemon drop. Nice.
The taste is moderate lemon bitterness, good balance thoughout.
The texture is crisp with soft edges. Moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable beer.

Fatehunter, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

largadeer, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Newbiebeer, Nov 01, 2013
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WBMiller, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 6.11.2013, enjoyed mid-July.

This pours a clear golden straw color with generous foam. The aroma has a piney green grass stickiness to it. The flavor is surprisingly piney and resiny with a pronounced bitterness and a phenol heavy, slightly boozy finish that's somewhat off putting. The boozy aroma becomes more pronounced as it opens up, and finishes off balance.

I'm guessing nugget hops? From the description on the bottle (something about appreciating this tasty nugget of a beer).

elNopalero, Sep 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

scot959, Jun 22, 2013
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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.