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Fool's Gold Ale - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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76
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 19.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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 shleepy:
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shleepy

California

2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 07:23:23 | More by shleepy
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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.

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

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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.

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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.