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Fool's Gold Ale - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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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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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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mactrail

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 08:07:53 | More by mactrail
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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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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

08-28-2013 18:16:13 | More by GraduatedCashew
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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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ngeunit1

California

3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head hangs around for a while leaving behind some nice lacing as it fades.

S - Aroma is a mix of piney hops and sweet malt. There is also a bit of booze and some biscuit mixed in as well.

T - Starts off with a mix of rich caramel malt and some light grassy hops. Through the middle some citrus hop and bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of grassy hop with a some sweet caramel and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and fairly crisp. The finish is a nice blend of sweetness and bitterness.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting mix of IPA and strong ale, but it was missing a bit of punch or kick.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 21:35:04 | More by ngeunit1
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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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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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elNopalero

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
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).

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 19:09:33 | More by elNopalero
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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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MastaShonuf

California

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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

California

3/5  rDev -7.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-28-2012 18:10:25 | More by hayesjw
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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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BierJager89

California

4.29/5  rDev +32.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2014 06:37:44 | More by BierJager89
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willjschmidt

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-08-2014 04:41:18 | More by willjschmidt
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BrewerB

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 07:33:26 | More by BrewerB
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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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jlisuk

California

4/5  rDev +23.8%

02-01-2014 18:53:43 | More by jlisuk
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Vlaminck

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

04-27-2014 23:14:48 | More by Vlaminck
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creez

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-14-2013 22:54:53 | More by creez
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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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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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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.