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Fool's Gold Ale - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Fool's Gold AleFool's Gold Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.2%
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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kyager2000

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

05-04-2012 00:22:59 | More by kyager2000
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Arbitrator

California

1.55/5  rDev -52%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2011 06:13:36 | More by Arbitrator
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tizride

California

2/5  rDev -38.1%

06-12-2012 20:33:00 | More by tizride
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MastaShonuf

California

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

06-30-2014 06:25:34 | More by MastaShonuf
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htomsirveaux

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle tried 3 Jan 2012. Served in the Dillon Dam shaker pint.

Small yellowish head. Moderate carbonation. Slightly hazy orangey in color. Aroma is sweet, faintly spicy, fruity, apricots. Starts fruity tart with some resin and pine. Medium sticky body, moderate ethanol. Somewhat aspiriney bitterness in the middle and finish. Aspirin bitterness lingers for a long time in the aftertaste.

The aspirin was a big turnoff.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 15:45:18 | More by htomsirveaux
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

11-24-2012 03:44:05 | More by drewone
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RangnaR

California

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

06-16-2014 14:36:33 | More by RangnaR
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illidurit

California

2.78/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 00:10:12 | More by illidurit
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jethrodium

California

2.78/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 01:36:36 | More by jethrodium
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shleepy

California

2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
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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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-31-2013 05:36:36 | More by dertyd
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-08-2011 08:11:48 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-05-2013 21:18:14 | More by largadeer
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.1%

11-01-2013 03:21:47 | More by Newbiebeer
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cmgage

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-01-2014 23:32:39 | More by cmgage
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

08-28-2013 18:16:13 | More by GraduatedCashew
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mjyoung

California

3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank 6/22/11

A: A pretty copper color, but the head is pretty much nonexistent and completely dissipates quickly. No lacing on the glass.

S: An ever-so-slightly off smell of hops. A hint of clean citrus, but it just doesn't seem to hit the nose right. It's pretty one-dimensional and isn't exactly what I'd call robust. Not bad, but not great.

T: Unfortunately the taste does nothing to make up for the smell. It's still pretty one-dimensional and actually almost acts like its a beer that wants to be IPA, but just can't QUITE make it. I have to say that this beer misses for me...

M: Pretty low carb and a bit on the watery side. I like the finish because it goes down quite smooth, still nothing to write home about.

O: I'm pretty thrown off. The label on the bottle calls this a Pale, but the style on BA is American IPA. It definitely has a bit more hops than the average pale, but it misses both styles. Gotta drop it down for that...

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 03:54:07 | More by mjyoung
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-04-2014 17:09:03 | More by Beerswag
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nataku00

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

03-03-2014 18:50:33 | More by nataku00
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dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

04-20-2013 06:00:44 | More by dwtyler
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-27-2014 00:53:44 | More by Fatehunter
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scot959

California

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2013 19:57:42 | More by scot959
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FitnessForBeer

California

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-06-2014 00:49:31 | More by FitnessForBeer
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JohnF51

California

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2014 16:58:57 | More by JohnF51
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Patrick777

California

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2014 04:17:55 | More by Patrick777
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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.