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Fool's Gold Ale - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
77
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46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by BrewerB:
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3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a bomber of this up at City Beer Store for $4.99. Bottle dated 1-8-13.

Excellent clarity, golden color with a thick, slightly rocky head. Great retention and lacing. Floral and citrus hoppy aromas with modest fruity esters and toasted bready maltiness. More perfumey character (not sure if this is from the hops or alcohol) along with that floral hoppiness resting atop a toasted baguette-like maltiness. Lemon rind citrusy bitterness lingers on into a semi-dry finish. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Some warming from alcohol but very smooth considering the ABV.

Auburn Alehouse continues to impress me with just about every beer I pick up from them. Great flavor and drinkability, I'd likely order a 2nd and 3rd pint.

BrewerB, Feb 01, 2013
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dertyd, Mar 31, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

drewone, Nov 24, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive light amber in the Stella Artois glass. Nicely sudsy on the tongue and plenty of foam in the glass. Aroma is flowery with a touch of resins.

Pleasant balance of malt and hops. Not an IPA by any stretch of imagination. Quite malty and strong (label and brewery currently say this is 7.8%). Hops are piney and aromatic, but the bitterness comes on for the finish. Tangy and spicy brew that is prefectly drinkable. It's more like a strong pale Bock Beer than anything else. Actually an improvement on a lot of Bocks with the tasty hops.

Bitterness level is just right for gulping, but it it rather alcohol infused. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

mactrail, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at the September iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours, uh, gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is crystal malty with a small piney hoppiness and some muddled esters. Flavor is malty with caramel and crystal notes, aged faded hops, and low bitterness. Probably has a fair amount of age on it.

illidurit, Sep 13, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

trevordglenn, Jul 14, 2014
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1.55/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On tap at Barclay's.

A: Pours a clear copper-amber with off-white head. It's brought by a server, so I can't comment on retention.

S: Soapy, with a biscuit-like sweet aroma.

T: Yes: soap. It's floral with this weird oily, slightly bitter flavor that carries into the back end. A mild sweetness imparted from biscuit flavors. To say there are better IPAs is an understatement.

M: Unredeeming and watery.

O: I couldn't even finish 25% of this.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves a large amount of lacing in the glass. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, sugar cookie, and caramel. The taste is sweet with sugar cookie, pine, grapefruit, and caramel. The finish is quite bitter with a lingering pine taste. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. A bit too sweet, and a bit too thick.

jethrodium, Jun 23, 2012
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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
77 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.