Fool's Gold Ale - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 54
Avg: 3.3
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2010

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 54
Reviews by shleepy:
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2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap... probably at The Hopyard in Pleasanton (not quite sure where, but going through older notes) on 6/21/2011.

A: Gold (how surprising!), clear. Quickly dissipating white head with tiny bubbles.

S: Mostly just bready. Lightly spicy hops.

T: Pretty interesting. Can detect some booziness, but it's partially balanced by bready malt flavor, a generic fruitiness, and bitter hops. Aftertaste is pretty clean, with only a little lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium to low-ish carbonation that results in an almost smooth/creamy texture. Medium body.

O: Interesting in the way that the balance is created, but I don't like its level of hot alcohols. It was also incorrectly marked as a Pale (not IPA) on the menu, apparently, so it seemed to defy its style.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Irvinator
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Technically, according to the label this is a IPA. I find this beer hard to find fresh. I was lucky enough to find one only a month from the bottling date. I believe the freshness makes a big difference in this beer. Very hop forward pale.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of illidurit
2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Arbitrator
1.58/5  rDev -52.1%
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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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.